The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1872

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p.2 Marine News

Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - The schrs. J.B. Penfield, 17,060 bushels of corn, and Corsican, 14,101 bushels of corn, arrived from Toledo.

Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - The schr. Alma, from Cobourg, with 8,600 bushels of wheat, reached here last night; also the barge Carrier, from Montreal, with 150 tons of pig iron.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Arrived - Propeller Enterprise, from Port Dalhousie, 7,052 bushels of corn. Departed - Barges Guard, 6,300 bushels of corn; Amazon, 10,287 bushels do.; Portland, 10,412 bushels do.; Intrepid, 10,280 bushels do.; Bruno, 10,031 bushels do.; Dreadnought, 10,597 bushels do.; St. Lawrence, 10,491 bushels do.; Emma, 6,900 bushels do.; Cayuga, 18,453 bushels do.; Lorne, 16,077 bushels do. - all in tow of the tugs Glide and Bronson.

Messrs. James Swift and Company's wharf - Up - Steamer Picton, Montreal to Belleville; steamer Passport and propellers East and Georgian. Downwards - Steamer Corsican. The schooner George Henry arrived from Oswego with a cargo of corn and coal.

Messrs. Holcomb and Stewart's Wharf - The propeller Ocean, from Chicago, lightened 1,000 barrels of pork and thence proceeded to Montreal. The schooner New Dominion, from Port Elgin, consigned to this firm with 14,000 bushels of wheat and 200 barrels of flour, ran ashore on Snake Island. The elevator and a barge were sent to her, and by unloading 2,000 bushels of her cargo she was successfully cleared and brought into port, and the remaining 12,000 bushels discharged. The schooner Annandale, from Toledo, arrived, with 13,000 bushels of corn for Messrs. John Carruthers & Co. The barge Jet leaves this evening for Montreal with 14,000 bushels of wheat and 1,000 barrels pork.

Water Higher - The water in the harbour of Chicago is now fully ten inches higher than two weeks ago. It is also reported higher on Lakes Huron and Erie.

Vessel Ashore - The schooner Josephine, upward bound, is ashore at Point au Pelee, and is said to be in need of immediate aid. The dense smoke in that part of Lake Erie is alleged as the cause of the disaster, which took place on Friday night.

The schooner Tempest is also reported ashore at Point au Pelee, not far distant from the schooner Josephine, previously reported. The Tempest is bound up, with no cargo. The tug Goodnow, it was reported, would go to her assistance on Sunday evening.

On A Reef - The schooner Wm. Young, laden with coal upward bound while working her way out from Buffalo Bay, on Thursday under sail, during the removal of the ice blockade, was driven down on to "Horse Shoe reef," where she sunk, damaging her hull and displacing her centre board. A tug was sent to her relief with a steam pump and with favourable weather doubtless she will soon be in port. The barge Ocean, reported sunk near Buffalo, it is thought may be recovered, and the greater portion of her cargo will be saved. [Chicago Tribune]

Port Colborne, May 22nd - Down:- Schrs. Albacorn, Leamington, Kingston, timber; Telegraph, Toledo, Kingston, corn; barque London, Toledo, Kingston, timber; schrs. J.J. Tibbetts, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Southampton, Port Huron, Kingston, staves; W.W. Grant, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; White Squall, Chicago, Kingston, corn; H.C. Winslow, Milwaukee, Kingston, do.; Jamaica, Chicago, Kingston, do.; Madeira, Chicago, Oswego, do.; Prebler, Cleveland, Brockville and Montreal, stone; prop. City of Toledo, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. New Dominion of Toronto, Wallaceburg, Clayton, staves; Linnie Powell, Toledo, Kingston, staves; barque Dundas, Chicago, Kingston, corn; schr. Hattie Howard.

Up:- Barge Lizzie Hutchison, schr. New Dominion of Picton, barge Albany, prop. Empire, tug Jessie, Port Robinson, Port Maitland; schr. Wm. Hunter, Hamilton, Buffalo, scrap iron; schr. Tecumseh, Kingston, Goderich, light; prop. Nashua, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, gen. cargo; barges Florence Lester, Ogdensburg, Saginaw, light; L.S. Crocker, Ogdensburg, Saginaw, light; schr. A. Ford, Toronto, Toledo, light; Gibson, Kingston, Cleveland, iron ore; Couch, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, do.; John Webber, Cape Vincent, Buffalo, do.; W.W. Oades, Ogdensburg, Buffalo, do.; steambarge Dromedary, Hamilton, Toledo, light; schrs. Niagara, Port Colborne, Marquette, light; Fitzgerald, Port Colborne, Cleveland, light; Polly M. Rogers, St. Andrew.

Ashore - The propeller Enterprize, grain laden for this port, is reported ashore off South Bay Point. The tug John Bright has gone to her assistance.

The Minister of Marine and Fisheries - For practible administrative ability, says the Toronto Mail, few public men can surpass the present Minister of Marine and Fisheries in the Dominion government. His term of office has been a great success, fittingly recognized by the compliment of a public dinner, such as was given to him the other day by the merchants of Montreal. As a contemporary very truly remarks:- "No man since Confederation has laboured harder or with more intelligent earnestness than Mr. Mitchell to promote the commercial and maritime interests of the Dominion. His thoughtful care has raised the standard of merchantile marine by providing for the examination of masters and mates, and by securing the recognition in England of certificates granted at such examinations as of equal value with those granted at home. Our merchants could appreciate this, as they could also his improvement of the river, gulf and coast navigation by the establishment of new lights, thus lessening the dangers of navigation, and diminishing the cost of insurance.

p.3 Customs Imports - 22nd - Schr. George Henry, Oswego, J. Swift & Co., 40 tons coal; F.S. Rees, 100 sacks, 5 bags corn meal; R. Carson, 100 sacks corn meal; J. Carruthers & Co., 200 sacks corn meal; R. Carson, 100 sacks meal; J. Carruthers & Co., 200 sacks corn meal; P. Conroy, 100 sacks, 30 bags corn meal.

23d - Schr. J.B. Penfield, Toledo, Jones and Miller, 17,000 bush corn.

Schr. Corsican, Toledo, Jones and Miller, 14,101 bush corn.

Steamer Picton, Montreal, Calvin & Breck, 456 bars, 61 bdls iron.

p.4 at launch of Peerless at Ottawa, man fell off plank while boarding steamer with champagne for christening ceremony; both were rescued.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1872