The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 29, 1870

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p.2 City Items - The little pleasure steamer Midge, while on her way from Ogdensburg to this port yesterday afternoon, ran aground on a bar in the St. Lawrence about nine miles from Kingston. Her captain, Mr. S.G. Johnston, reached here by land last evening to obtain the assistance of the Pierrepont in towing her off.


The steamer St. Helen arrived up on her last trip and goes into winter quarters at Picton. The schooner Dashing Wave, laden with lumber, and the schooner Belle Wallbridge, laden with grain, left yesterday afternoon in tow of the tug Jessie Hall for Ogdensburg. The schr Northern Belle will sail from the Dockyard this evening for Cleveland with a full cargo of disabled cannon, etc.

The schooner Gazelle sailed on the 19th inst., with wheat and barley. Since then nothing has been heard from the vessel, and fears are entertained for her safety.

The schooner Julia Willard is ashore on Toronto Point. She cleared from Oswego on Monday with a cargo of railroad iron for Toledo.

About midnight, Friday night, the bark Harvey Bissel, bound from Chicago to Buffalo with a cargo of wheat, ran ashore on Point aux Pelee, the mate having mistaken the light. The bark on Saturday seemed to be hard on, and was in a bad condition.

Disaster To The Montpelier - A despatch reports the schooner Montpelier aground and full of water almost four miles above Point Edwards on the Canada side. She was bound down in tow of the tug George Brockway, which is also aground. The Montpelier has a cargo of 20,233 bushels of corn, and was bound for Ogdensburg. The Coast Wrecking Company's steamer Rescue has gone to her assistance.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 29, 1870