The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 8, 1871

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p.2 Shipping News - The elevators are again busily at work, and the wharves this morning present a lively appearance.

At J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The following arrived yesterday, and are unloading today:- The D.G. Dousman, from Chicago, with 16,381 bushels of wheat; the barque Clyde, from Milwaukee, with 20,000 bushels of wheat; the barque Canada, from the same port, with 20,000 bushels of wheat; the schr. Mary, from Chicago, with 14,500 bushels wheat; and the barge Robin, from Montreal, with 1,000 bushels of salt for Milwaukee. The barge Falcon arrived yesterday, and will leave this evening with 19,000 bushels wheat; and the propeller Brantford, which arrived this morning, light, will leave this evening for Montreal with 13,500 bushels.

The tug M.J. Mills arrived yesterday, having towed the schooners Alexander, Ayr, Fenton and barge Saginaw, with timber, from Bay City to Collins Bay. She is awaiting their discharge.

At Swift's wharf - The steamer Kingston and propeller America passed down, and the steamers Corinthian and Osprey up yesterday, and the propeller L. Shickluna up this morning.

At Gurney & Glidden's wharf - The steam barge Nile with two barges in tow, with cedar and hemlock railway ties for Cape Vincent, arrived yesterday. The Flying Scud, Cora and Dutchman are loading shingle bolts for Oswego, and will probably leave tonight.

At the M.T. Company's wharf - The following vessels arrived yesterday:- The schooners Mary Merritt, from Milwaukee, with 20,300 bushels wheat; the General Segel, from the same port, with 20,000 bushels; the Reindeer, from Chicago, with 13,000 bushels of corn; the Kate Kelley, from Chicago, with 17,000 bushels corn; and the Sweepstakes with 12,000 bushels, from Chicago. The tug Glide, with four barges, having on board 50,000 bushels of wheat and corn, left last night.

Important To The Masters of Grain Vessels - The Inland Revenue Department have made a change in their mode of issuing Let-passes to vessels passing through the Welland and St. Lawrence Canals, and vessel masters downward bound through the Welland Canal, will do well to remember that if their cargo is consigned to Kingston, they require to state at Port Dalhousie that it is for transhipment to Montreal; and at Port Dalhousie, instead of retaining the Let-pass as heretofore, to demand from the Collector there a certificate of tolls having been paid, which they must deliver to their Kingston consignee, and a neglect to comply with this regulation will subject them to the payment of St. Lawrence Canal tolls. A notice to this effect will be found posted in the Collector's office at Port Colborne.

Police Court - The captain of the schooner Fanny Campbell, Donald McDonald, preferred a complaint against two of his men for leaving his employment without leave. The matter occupied a large portion of the time of the court, and was finally settled between the parties. The matter in dispute consisted in a difference of opinion as to the right of captains of vessels to compel sailors who have only shipped from port to port to unload the vessel. The captain contended that the voyage was not completed until the vessel was discharged, while the men insisted that the voyage was ended as soon as the vessel was fastened to the wharf. But if a shipment was entered into for the round trip then the sailors were obliged to assist to unload at the different ports arrived at, until the return to the last of shipment. The Flying Dutchman was timber laden, and one of the Garden Island fleet and T.A. Horn, captain of another timber vessel, was placed in the witness box to prove the custom upon such occasion. He said it is the custom for the sailors of all vessels at Garden Island to help unload, and he subsequently said that it was the general custom in cases of timber laden vessels. It is important that the law in such cases should be made public; at present the law is very loose or little understood here in matters pertaining to lake-going vessels. The captain of the Flying Dutchman charged one of his men with assaulting him, giving him a slap in the face. The man acknowledged the offence and paid a fine of two dollars and costs.

The Erie Canal - serious break near Fairport; grain will be diverted to Welland and St. Lawrence canals.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 8, 1871