The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1871

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p.2 The Excursion To Clayton - details of trip on steamer Rochester to Thousand Islands.


At J.H. Henderson's wharf - The bark Monarch, from Chicago, arrived this morning with 19,500 bushels corn. The schr Annie arrived from Montreal today with 60 tons of railway iron. The bark Arctic will leave tonight for Toronto with 225 tons of railway iron. The tug Victory with three barges will leave this evening with 48,000 bushels of wheat and corn.

At Swift's wharf - The Kingston passed up last evening, and the Spartan down this morning. She was detained by fog and reported the prevalence of extremely dirty weather on the lake. The steamer Picton loaded a cargo of flour, consisting of 2,000 barrels, and 151 bundles of broom corn, for Montreal, and left this afternoon.

At Gurney & Glidden's - The tug Ellswood, with two barges with iron ore for Cleveland, and one barge with cordwood, arrived from the Rideau this morning. The Waterlily and Gipsey Queen arrived this morning from the Rideau with 4,665 shingle bolts for Cape Vincent.

Wrecks - Messrs. Calvin & Breck's steamer Wellington, with lighters and men under the superintendence of Mr. John Donelly, left this morning for the scene of two wrecks which occurred last evening - the schooner Flying Mist, grain laden, ashore at Wellington, and the bark Acorn, ashore at West Point, laden with timber, owned by Messrs. Muir, Brothers, Port Dalhousie. Mr. Allen, American Insurance agent, accompanied the party.

At the M.T. Company's wharf - The following have arrived since our last report:- Hattie Wells, from Chicago, with 18,500 bushels wheat; the Summit, from Milwaukee, 13,000 bushels of wheat; the Athenian, from Chicago, with 19,318 bushels of corn; the Czar, from Milwaukee, with 18,000 bushels of wheat; the Etna, from Chicago, with 20,096 bush wheat; the Valentine, with 16,091 bushels of wheat, from Chicago; the Monarch, with 19,100 bush of corn, from Chicago; and the Murray, from Toledo, with 10,300 bush corn. The tug Glide arrived from Montreal with five light barges, and returned with four, containing 47,000 bush wheat.

The Weather - ...On the lake the wind blew a severe gale and eventually settled down to a dense fog which lasted during the night and detained the lake steamers for several hours...There are one or two vessels reported as driven ashore by the sudden violence of the gale.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1871