The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 19, 1871

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p.2 Rope Stolen - A quantity of tow line of the value of $16 was last night stolen from the schooner Garibaldi. It was found in the forecastle of the schooner Three Friends this afternoon, and the captain of that vessel has been arrested.

Grain Arrivals - The following have arrived at the M.T. Company's wharf:- The Caledonia, from Port Dalhousie, with 7,402 bushels corn; the C.M. Foster, from Toledo, with 15,217 bushels corn; the Algerine, from Chicago, with 17,391 bushels corn; the Wild Rover, with 14,000 bushels corn from Chicago; the C. Gearing, from Port Dalhousie, with 6,536 bushels wheat; and the Garrett Smith, from Chicago, with 15,200 bushels wheat.

Yacht Race - Another race took place this afternoon, between the Power and Truant. The boats started from Swift's wharf at fifteen minutes past two o'clock, when the Power took the lead, but the result was not known when the News went to press.

Missing - About nine o'clock on Friday morning, Capt. McKay, of the schooner Wild Rover, gave his cook $20, being part of her wages. She went ashore to procure certain things she required, and has not since returned, nor can the captain gain any tidings of her. Her name is Josephine Johnston, a native of Buffalo.

The Canadian Canals - We have received a very fine map of the Dominion showing the position of the canals constructed by the Government of Canada, and also the enlargement and extension of the canal system, recommended by the Canal Commission, and the other proposed improvements referred to in their letter to the Secretary of State, dated February 24th, 1871. The map has been compiled under the direction of Samuel Keefer, Secretary of the Commission; Mr. P.B. Symes being the draughtsman, and Messrs. Burland & Lafricain, the lithographers.

-The great work of constructing the ship canal through the St. Clair flats above Detroit is finished, after three years of hard labour and an expense of $428,000. It is a mile and a half in length, and some 300 to 400 feet wide, consisting of two dykes, each 7,221 feet long and forty feet wide, constructed of piles, enclosed in frames of timber, and filled up with clay and sand. Vessels are now passing through the canal.

-Ten thousand bushels of wheat were damaged by the sinking of the barges D. and Clyde at Lachine.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 19, 1871