The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 18, 1871

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p.2 Shipping News - At J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The schooner Nevada, arrived this morning from Milwaukee with 18,000 bushels of wheat. She reported that the vessel ashore on the reef at Four Mile Point was the bark Prince of Wales, of St. Catharines, timber laden for Garden Island.

At Swift's wharf - The propeller St. Lawrence passed down and the Spartan up yesterday afternoon. The Corinthian passed down this morning.

The M.T. Company's tug Glide left this afternoon with six barges, containing 70,000 bushels wheat and corn.

Messrs. Calvin & Breck this morning despatched Mr. John Donnelly to the bark Prince of Wales, aground on the reef at Four Mile Point, and the work of lightening her has been commenced, and as soon as she is in trim a powerful tug will be sent to her assistance. She is from Lake Erie and timber laden. The wind has been blowing fresh during the day.

New Composite Barge - The new barge Kinghorn, belonging to the Montreal Transportation Company, arrived in port this morning. She was built on the Clyde, Scotland, by the Glasgow and London ship building company, under the superintendance of Mr. David Kinghorn, and was put up in Montreal by Messrs. J.B Auger & Co., who also put on her planking. Her framework and beams are of iron, and her length is 130 feet, beam 24 feet, and depth of hold 10 feet. She has two iron, water-tight bulkheads, and her capacity is about 20,000 bushels. She is named after Mr. Alderman Kinghorn, managing director of the company here, at whose suggestion this kind of barge has been first introduced into the grain carrying trade, and it is probable that the stock of the M.T. Company will be largely added to by this description of craft, and that it will be also adopted by other firms.

p.4 Ottawa & Kingston Passage and Freight Line - starting tomorrow (the 19th) steamer Louise, Capt. Ryan.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 18, 1871