The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 16, 1871

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p.1 Shipping News - At Carruthers' wharf the propeller St. Lawrence touched on her way down and landed a number of barrels of pitch from Toronto. The Rochester continues her regular trips, and will do so until the steamer Bay of Quinte is ready to replace her. The propeller Mary Ward, from Montreal, for up lake, touched and took on board twenty hhds of sugar, and a large shipment of groceries for St. Catharines and ports above.

At Swift's wharf the schooner Laurel arrived last evening from Oswego with ten tons Lehigh, and fifty tons chestnut coal. The steamers Kingston and Athenian passed down this morning, and the Corinthian and Athenian up this afternoon.

At the M.T. Company's wharf the G.D. Norris sailed last night with 300 tons of pig iron for Buffalo; and the Polly Rogers is loading 400 tons of similar cargo for the same port.

p.2 Police Court - William Manson, captain of the barque Cavalier, and William Manson, jr., mate of the vessel, were charged with assaulting James Bott, the cook. The complainant came into the cabin of the vessel when he was ordered out by the captain and refused to go. A wrangle and high words ensued, which ended in a fight in which the cook got badly beaten. It was proved that the younger man merely separated the combatants, and the charge against him was dismissed, while the captain of the vessel was fined four dollars and costs.

-On Saturday afternoon a barge belonging to Coulthurst & Macphie, from Kingston, laden with over 14,000 bushels of wheat, struck the pier at the entrance of the Lachine Canal and immediately sunk.

The Steamer Maud - This handsome new steamer, built and owned by Mr. C. Gildersleeve, will be launched this afternoon. She is in her completed form a very pretty little craft, and with a look of speed about her which promises well for her coming career. Her length over all is 120 feet, with 19 feet 6 inches beam, 32 feet over guard, and 6 feet 6 inches hold. She has two powerful cylinders, 18 inch by 36 inch, and 36 inch by 36 inch, constructed upon what is termed the compound principle. The machinery was built at Mr. Gildersleeve's works, under the superintendence of Mr. Nichol, and the iron work of the vessel has been put together under the supervision of Mr. W. Swales. The wood work was under the care of Mr. Waddington; and altogether the entire work is a credit to the port, and has been expeditiously and skilfully executed.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 16, 1871