The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 10, 1871

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p.2 The Yacht Power - The yacht John Power lies sunk in the mouth of the river St. Lawrence, where she capsized. Men have been engaged grappling preliminary to raising her.

The Revenue Steamer Sherman - The United States revenue steamer Sherman, which has her headquaters at Cleveland, a few days since, on being made acquainted with the situation of the Canadian schooner Denmark, ashore on the Canadian side of Lake Erie, immediately steamed up and went to the rescue of that vessel, and in a brief time had her afloat and under way. The owner of the Denmark very promptly offered a liberal compensation for the services thus rendered, but was informed by Captain Martin, of the Sherman, that the United States Government makes no charge for such services.

New Barge - The new barge building by Messrs. Calvin & Breck at Garden Island, which is now ready for launching, has been named the Seneca. A sister barge, not nearly so advanced, is also on the stocks alongside. These barges are adapted for the wheat transhipment business.


To the Editor of the Daily News.

Merchants frequently receive gratuitous favours in the way of business, which tend to soften down the asperities of commerce, and call for thanks on the part of recipients. Such a kindness as the above we feel it our duty to acknowledge as having received from Captain Martin, in charge of the United States Revenue Cutter Sherman, stationed at Cleveland, Ohio, who went with his steamer some ten days since to the assistance of one of our schooners, the Denmark, a Canadian vessel, which was ashore on the Canadian side at Rondeau Point, Lake Erie, and succeeded in pulling her off, and taking her away in safety from the dangerous position in which she lay, which our agent had been unable to effect with the assistance of commercial tugs. We consider the kindness more apparent and worthy of our thanks from the fact of its being granted by a foreign government steamer to a Canadian vessel in distress, and we shall ever gratefully recollect it. At the same time we feel confident that the owners generally of our merchant vessels on the lakes will join us in our thanks for the kindess shown to a Canadian vessel in distress above alluded to.

Hoping he newspapers in Canada will unite in giving place to this letter, we remain, yours truly, Calvin & Breck July 10th

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 10, 1871