The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 3, 1871

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p.2 Shipping News - At J.H. Henderson's wharf - The schooner George Goble arrived yesterday, from Milwaukee with 21,000 bushels of wheat. The propeller East arrived from Toledo this morning, lightened 3,000 bushels of wheat and proceeded onwards to Montreal.

The new tug Wren, reported to be ashore below, was telegraphed as on her way up. Her grounding was an affair of no importance.

Captain Allen, marine insurance inspector, telegraphed this morning from Dickenson's Landing that 1,500 bushels of the cargo of the barge Annie will be saved dry.

The barges Thrush and Tweed will leave tonight for Montreal with 30,000 bushels of wheat.

At Carruther's - The schooner Tecumseth arrived last night from Goderich with 2,450 bushels of salt.

It is worthy of note that four years ago the Tecumseth took on board at the same wharf for Goderich a full cargo of salt. Then Goderich was supplied with that article from Kingston; now the case is reversed.

It should have been reported yesterday that the steamer Dromedary discharged 350 barrels of flour at this wharf.

The steamer St. Helen left this morning with salt for Picton and Ameliasburgh, the steam barge Waterlilly today for the Rideau, and the steamer Gazelle yesterday for Gananoque with salt and flour.

At Swift's wharf - The steamer Corinthian passed down this morning, and the Magnet will pass up this evening.

The Steamer Huron - A telegraphic despatch was received today that the steamer Huron was burnt to the water's edge yesterday in the Beauharnois Canal. She was laden principally with copper ore from the Bruce mines via the Northern Railway to Toronto, and had also a number of barrels of whiskey on her decks. She was insured for $10,000 in the Western and Provincial companies.

p.3 Burning of the Huron - Melochville, June 2nd - The steamer Huron, of Jacques, Tracy & Co.'s line, on her downward trip took fire at one o'clock this morning in lock No. 2, Beauharnois canal. The fire originated in the forecastle and is supposed to have been caused by the explosion of a coal-oil lamp which was hung near a barrel of high-wines. The vessel is burned to the water's edge. Her cargo, composed of iron, copper and highwines, was lost except a very few barrels of highwines. All on board escaped with the exception of a deck hand, named John Knight, of Valleyfield, who was sleeping in the forecastle, and is supposed to have been burned to death as nothing of him has been found yet. The above has caused no interruption whatever to navigation.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 3, 1871