The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1871

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p.2 Shipping News - At J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The schooner Azov, from Milwaukee, with 13,500 bushels of wheat, arrived last night. The barge Forth will leave this evening with 22,000 bushels wheat.

At Swift's wharf - The propellers Bristol, Magnet and Dromedary, and steamers Huron and Corinthian passed up yesterday, and the Georgian this morning, and the steamer Kingston down this morning. The steamer Picton left for Oswego this morning.

The Nile, with two barges, and the Kitty Friel left Gurney and Glidden's wharf for the Rideau Canal.

At the M.T. Company's wharf - The following have arrived since the last report, all from Chicago:- The Florida with 18,161 bushels wheat; the propeller Enterprise with 19,973 bushels wheat; the Union Jack with 13,300 ? bushels; the M.F. Merrick with 30,338 ? bushels corn; the Mixer with 17,756 bushels; and the Harvest Queen with 21,240 bushels; the Monticello with 21,050 bushels wheat; and the Grafton with 13,500 bushels.

Grounded On Point Frederick Shoal - The schooner Harvest Queen upon her arrival yesterday grounded on the shoal off Point Frederick. It was blowing fresh at the time, and it is supposed that she did not notice the buoys, which are not sufficiently conspicuous, being merely spars of light wood anchored to the place. These are rightly placed by the Harbour Master, and of the description which he is authorised to use, but surely it is time that the Government, whose duty it is to see to this matter, established at this point a sufficient number of conspicuous buoys, in view of the number of vessels which have been damaged upon these shoals through want of these beacons. The Harvest Queen was from Chicago and had on board over 21,000 bushels of corn, about 5,200 bushels of which is damaged. Two elevators and Messrs. Calvin & Breck's steam pump went alongside immediately it was known that she went aground, and promptly took out her cargo, and the vessel will proceed to the shipyard to be overhauled. Since writing the above we have been informed that the Captain of the Harvest Queen mistook the channel, and instead of keeping outside the buoys passed between the outside and second. It is contended that the buoys as laid do not sufficiently point out the course to be taken to avoid the shoal, and that their present position has been the cause of previous accidents, nor are they sufficiently conspicuous.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1871