The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1872

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p.2 American Cutter - One of the American Revenue Cutters (name unknown) at present engaged in the survey of the St. Lawrence, touched at the Grand Trunk wharf on Saturday afternoon on an excursion up the lake, having on board a large party of ladies and gentlemen.

Beauharnois Canal - A telegram from Cornwall says that on Saturday night 2 gates of the fourth lock were carried away by the steamer Spartan. They are expected to be repaired tonight. The passengers by the Royal Mail Line going west, were sent by train to Prescott, and thence by Express steamer Athenian to their destination.

Fracas - Soon after the steamer Rochester left Bath on Saturday a fracas occurred between two of the deck hands, an Indian and a negro, and the latter, who it was said was very much provoked, lifted an axe and fired it at the Indian, who very narrowly escaped, as did also one of the passengers. Captain Crawford was soon on hand and restored quiet. On the arrival of the boat at Kingston, the parties were allowed to retire from the service.

Marine News

Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - The schr. Magdala is loading railroad iron for Toronto, and the barque Pride of America, salt for Chicago. No arrivals or departures since Saturday.

Montreal Transportation Co.'s wharf - The tug Glide left on Saturday evening with the following: Barges Guide, 5,073 bushels of peas and corn; Cayuga, 18,617 bushels of do.; Chicago, 21,808 bushels do.; Dreadnought, 10,385 bushels do. The schooner Agnes Hope and barque Jessie Drummond are loading railroad iron for Hamilton.

Messrs. James Swift & Co's wharf - Passed up - steamers Corsican, Picton and Magnet. Passed down steamers Champion, Abyssinian, Athenian and Corinthian.

Port Colborne - Aug. 10th - Down: Schr. St. Andrew, Shanks Landing, Kingston, timber; brig Hercules, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; schrs. Queen of the Lakes, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Babineau & Gaudry, Cleveland, do., do.; Florence Cleveland, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; Maize, Toledo, Kingston, corn; steam barge Mary Pringle, Clairville, Ogdensburg, lumber; schr. Taylor, Port Huron, Ogdensburg, lumber; prop. City of Chatham, Toledo, Montreal, corn; schrs. J.B. Penfield, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Wanetee (sic), Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Elvina, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; Jas. Norris, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Polly M. Rodgers, Milwaukee, Kingston, corn and wheat; barque British Lion, Toledo, Kingston, timber; schr. M.L. Breck, Toledo, Kingston, timber; schr. Annie Mulvey, Chicago, Kingston, corn; schrs. Sweden, Bear Creek, Kingston, timber; Agnes, Babtiste Creek, St. Catharines, lumber; Denmark, River Degrace, Kingston, timber; barque Arabia.

Up - Schrs. Grenada, Wild Rover; props. Empire, China; schrs. Annandale, Australia; steam barge Wm. Cowie, prop. Lake Ontario, schrs. Albatross of Hamilton; Pandora; brigs Peerless, W. Lewis, American, Lewis Day, Port Colborne, Cleveland, light.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1872