The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 17, 1871

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p.2 Drowned - A telegram was received on Saturday night that Captain Hurst, of the schooner Union Jack, was drowned in Lake Huron on Thursday, the 13th July. The only other information furnished was that he was knocked overboard by the boom of the vessel. Captain Hurst was well known and respected in Kingston, where his wife and family reside.

p.4 Shipping News - At J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf the schooner Mary Grover, which had sunk in the Galops' Rapids, and the barge with the Grover's cargo of pig iron, arrived yesterday. The vessel is reported as not materially damaged but she will be hauled out at the ship yard previous to leaving for Hamilton.

At Carruthers' wharf the Mary Fox arrived from Oswego yesterday with 1000 bags of corn meal. Two barges arrived from Quebec with bag salt.

At Swift's wharf the steamers Corinthian and Athenian passed down yesterday morning.

Sunk - Information was received this morning that the propeller Magnet, laden with peas, struck against some impediment, the nature of which has not been ascertained, in the Lachine canal, and sunk near Coteau St. Paul, where she now lies. Fears are entertained that the swelling of the cargo will burst the vessel before she can be raised.

At the M.T. Company's wharf the tug Glide arrived on Saturday with four barges, light, and left again the same evening with three barges, laden with 36,000 bushels of corn. The Glide arrived again this morning with four barges, laden with 245 tons of pig iron.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 17, 1871