The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 14, 1871

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p.1 Shipping News - At J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf the tug Victory arrived from Montreal, with a barge containing bulk salt for Chicago. The schooner Summit left for Chicago last night with 220 tons of pig iron. The Victory will return tonight to Montreal with a barge containing 20,000 bushels of grain, and 150 barrels of salt. The tug May Flower arrived this morning from Collinsby.

At the ship yard the usual activity prevails. Mr. G.M. Kinghorn's composite steamer is progressing rapidly, and Messrs. Henderson & Co's barge will be ready to launch next week. The brigantine Lafayette Cook is repairing, and the tug Elswood was hauled out for a similar purpose. The schooner Gladstone is getting her topsides caulked. The yacht John Power was hauled out last night for examination. It will be recollected that this vessel capsized on her return from the Brockville regatta some time since, about four miles below Kingston, and some difficulty was subsequently experienced in finding her. She was, however, recovered on Tuesday last. Her owner informs us that when she capsized she did not wholly sink, but in a partially submerged state drifted with the current a distance of four miles from the place where she was struck by the breeze and thrown over. At this distance she drifted into shallow water, where she grounded, and was ultimately found. The darkness of the night prevented the persons who were in her at the time of the accident, and who had taken to the boats, from ascertaining the true state of affairs. After recovering the boat her owner bailed her out upon the spot and sailed her up to Kingston, where, upon examination this morning, it was found that she had sustained no damage.

At Carruthers' wharf a barge left this afternoon with 125 barrels of salt for Morrisburgh, and a number of bags of wheat for Montreal. The steamer Rochester made her usual trip. A pleasure party from Clayton arrived in pleasure yachts yesterday, and left to return this morning.

At Swift's wharf the steamer Picton left for Oswego yesterday afternoon; the steamers Corinthian and Abyssinian passed up last night, and the steamers Athenian, Abyssinian and Magnet down this morning.

The steamer Norfolk arrived from Clayton this morning with a large number of ladies and gentlemen on an excursion of pleasure, and a delegation in the interest of the contemplated Clayton and Black River Railway.

p.2 Death of Mr. S.D. Fowler - connected with Customs Department (and formerly with Marine Railway - ed.)

-The Cornwall Canal is now kept closed from 12 p.m. Saturday till the same hour on Sunday night, the same as on the Rideau Canal.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 14, 1871