The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 1, 1871

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p.2 Launch - Mr. Kinghorn's new composite steamer will be launched at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon. It is intended to call her the Pierrepont after the vessel which she replaces.

The Regatta - preparations underway, funds being collected.

Shipping News - At J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf the tug Victory arrived from Montreal yesterday with barges, containing 300 tons of railway iron, and left again for that port with 31,000 bushels wheat and corn. The schooner Sybilla is loading 300 tons of railway iron, and will leave tonight for Toronto.

At Carruthers' wharf the propeller Indian arrived yesterday and landed lighthouse stores. The Lucy J. Clark left last night for Chicago with 3,319 bags of salt. The Picton arrived last night with 200 boxes of cheese and left for Oswego. The schooners Protecteur and Jean Baird arrived from Quebec with 2,000 bags of salt each. The steamer Bay of Quinte has taken the place of the Rochester, the latter vessel being engaged by excursion parties.

At Gurney & Glidden's wharf the tug Elswood arrived last night with two barges, containing cordwood and one laden with iron ore. The steam barge Nile returned last night from Oswego and proceeded onwards to the Rideau. The schooner Shannon will leave tonight for Oswego with a cargo of shingle bolts and poplar wood.

At Swift's wharf the propeller St. Lawrence passed down last night, and the steamer Picton and propeller Bristol upwards yesterday. The steamer Spartan is on the dry dock at Montreal, but will resume her regular trips tomorrow.

p.4 The shoal which lies opposite Port Huron has long been a source of serious delays to our lake shipping, collisions and groundings. This bar lies a short distance from the outlet of Lake Huron, where there is a rapid current, which extends for miles down the river, and the approach of downward bound steamers or tugs with vessels in tow, renders it fearfully hazardous, and to avert the danger they are detained many hours outside, or obliged to anchor immediately on coming inside. The channel on the American side of this shoal is becoming impeded, and unless steps are taken on the part of the U.S. Government to remove the entire shoal by dredging, the evil will increase. [Detroit Post]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 1, 1871