The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 22, 1872

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p.2 Marine News

Repairs Completed - The schr. Perry Hannah, which met with a disaster at the mouth of the river some days since, and came here for repairs, completed the same Tuesday evening and has proceeded on her voyage.

Wrecker - Mr. Wm. Talman has just returned home from the successful execution of a contract from the British American Insurance Co., holding risk upon the M. O'Gorman, of Kingston, which had stranded at Genessee, New York. Mr. Talman with a well organized body of assistants, removed the vessel last Saturday, and took her to Kingston for docking and repairs. Mr. T. is very successful at these engagements, and is offered another contract for a vessel wrecked at the Great Manitoulin Island.

New Propeller - Messrs. Hyslop and Ranald's new propeller, City of Chatham, which touched here and lightened a portion of her cargo yesterday, is one of the many craft of her design built at different points during the past winter season for trade on the Canadian lakes. She carried 14,730 bushels of corn, 500 barrels of flour and 300 barrels of pork, all for Montreal - equivalent in weight to 18,200 bushels of corn, as large a load as can go through the Welland Canal. While at Milwaukee the City of Chatham attracted considerable attention. Several mechanics visited her and pronounced her machinery the best they had ever seen in any Canadian propeller.

Port Colborne, May 21st - The following passed down - Schrs. Durian Casey, Toledo, Oswego, oats; Agnes Hope, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Bismarck, Toledo, Kingston, corn; barque Gibraltar, Toledo, Kingston, timber; barge Plymouth Rock, Bay City, Ogdensburg, lumber; barque Prince of Wales, Bay City, Kingston, staves; steam-barge Wm. Cornie, Port Huron, Ogdensburg, lumber; Dubuque, Bay City, Ogdensburg, do.; barge Bay City, Bay City, Ogdensburg, do.; barge Indianolo, Bay City, Ogdensburg, do.; steam-barge Mary Pringle, Alpena, Ogdensburg, do.; schrs. A. Falconer, Port Huron, Kingston, staves; Vienna, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Florence, Cleveland, St. Catharines, coal; Smith & Post, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Paragon, Wallaceburg, Cleveland, staves; M.S. Collins, Toledo, Oswego, corn; B. Parsons, Toledo, Oswego, do.; W.F. Greenwood, Toledo, Kingston, do.; barque Wm. Howe, Chicago, Kingston, do.; schrs. S.D. Hungerford, Toledo, Oswego, do.; Gladstone, Toledo, Kingston, do.; Summit, Toledo, Kingston, do.; Ben Franklin, Cleveland, Montreal, stoneware; Princess Alexandra, Dresden, Clayton, staves; Anna Maria, Toledo, Kingston, corn; barque Robert Gaskin, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Bessie Barwick, Toledo, Kingston, timber; schr. E.H. Rutherford, Port Huron, staves; schr. Mary Grover, Toledo, Kingston, staves; schr. Agnes of Port Burwell, Wallaceburg, St. Catharines, lumber; schr. Eureka, Tyrconnell, Kingston, staves; China, Port Huron, Kingston, timber; barque G. Thurston, Toledo, Kingston, timber; schrs. Defiance ?, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; Undine, do., do., do.; Waneetee, do., do., do.; brig Sea Gull, Toledo, Kingston, corn; schrs. Jane Ralston, do., Ogdensburg, lumber; Ayres, Cleveland, Kingston, coal; Victor, Port Huron, do., staves; Southampton, do., do., do.; G.C. Finney, Milwaukee, do., corn.

Up - Schrs. Volunteer, Willer, Kellar, Timothy Baker, Ariadne, L.L. Lamb, steam barge D.W. Brown, barge Bella P. Cross, Ogdensburg, Saginaw, stone; schrs. H.G. Cleveland, Cape Vincent, Cleveland, iron ore; Orient, Oswego, Chicago, coal; prop Michigan, schrs. Trade Wind, Aconlius, Atmosphere; brig. N.M. Standart; at elevator - schrs. Fitzgerald, Mayers.

Garden Island, May 22nd - The schooner D.M. Foster has discharged her cargo of staves and has gone to Bay City, Michigan for another.

Harbour Improvement - Alderman Sullivan, one of the deputation who left here on Monday for Ottawa to solicit the aid of the Government for improving the harbour, arrived home this morning, and from him our reporter learned that the delegation had met with a hearty reception, and were favourably impressed that the object of their visit to the Capital would merit the careful consideration of the Department of Public Works. The deputation arrived in Ottawa at eight o'clock on the evening of the day on which they started from Kingston, being subsequently kindly provided with seats in the gallery of the House of Commons to hear the debate then in progress. On Tuesday (yesterday) morning, arrangements were made for an interview with Mr. Langevin, which took place in that minister's office, Sir John A. Macdonald and the Hon. A. Campbell being present, by whom they were extended every courtesy. The memorial of the Board of Trade and City Council, accompanied by the petition from the citizens, asking for a grant towards the construction of a breakwater, were presented by the deputation, who explained the same satisfactorily and at length. The question was asked - Is the corporation of your city willing to contribute towards a portion of the expense, which elicited the response that the contemplated improvements were not a local, but a public benefit, an argument which met the approval of and was borne out by the Hon. Alexander Campbell and Sir John A. Macdonald. Mr. Langevin expressed his satisfaction at the representations made and assured them of a favourable answer, subject to the official report of the Government Engineer. The deputation were highly pleased with the result of the interview, which received the approbation of all. At a late hour the deputation were entertained by the Hon. A. Campbell at a splendid champagne lunch in the Parliament buildings.

-The schooner Annandale, corn, from Toledo while entering the harbour this morning in the dense fog which prevailed, ran aground near the breakwater, beyond Murney Tower. She was got afloat without much danger by the accident.

p.3 Customs Imports - 21st - Str. Watertown, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

Schr. Ocean, Chicago, Holcomb and Stewart, 1,000 bbls mess pork.

22nd - Prop City of Chatham, Milwaukee, Holcomb and Stewart, 5,381 bush corn.

Str. Watertown, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 22, 1872