The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 15, 1872

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p.2 The Magnet - The Royal Mail steamer Magnet, which grounded at the Main Ducks yesterday morning on her way to this port, touched last evening on the resumption of her passage to Montreal. The accident occasioned little damage to her hull.

The Canals - Both the Rideau and Beauharnois canals, in which locks were broken, are in splendid condition, the breaks being satisfactorily repaired. The temporary traffic on the Rideau Canal is something immense.

Ashore - The propeller Argyle, which left this port yesterday afternoon, after having lightened 4,000 bushels of corn, a portion of her cargo from Toledo, consigned to Montreal, struck a rock on what is termed the Sisters, and leaking rapidly in consequence she was beached nearly opposite Mallorytown, River St. Lawrence. She is badly injured and lies sunk with some six feet of water in her hold. The cargo, damaged with the wet, will be a serious loss. The purser reached here this morning to procure one of the Government steamers, pumps and the necessary apparatus to go to the Argyle's assistance.

Aground - A Dangerous Shoal - This morning as the propeller Lake Michigan, grain laden from Chicago, was entering the harbour, she ran hard aground on the shoal opposite the wharf of the Canadian Engine and Machinery Company's Works. A part of her cargo being lightened into barges, she was got off without having sustained much damage. This is not the first mishap which has occurred, owing to the absence of a buoy wherewith to designate the shoal which no one will now deny is dangerous in the extreme. The harbour is Kingston's pride, and every means should be afforded to render it safe and unobjectionable to mariners. The rock should at once be marked.

p.4 Marine News - Port Colborne - Aug. 14th - Down - Props China, Toledo, Montreal, corn; Lake Ontario, do., do.; schr. Bismarck, Union, Kingston, timber; prop. Dromedary, Toledo, Montreal, corn; schrs. Mediator, Saginaw, Oswego, lumber; Onward, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; Reindeer, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; S.H. Lathrop, Bay City, Ogdensburg, lumber; bark R. Gaskin, Port Huron, Kingston, timber and staves; schr. Phalarope, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; Arcadia, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Thos. Simms, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; bark Cavalier, Bay City, Kingston, timber; schr. J.H. Hartsell, Chicago, Kingston, corn; J.E. Gilmour, do., do.; Enterprise, Cleveland, Port Hope, corn; New Dominion, Port Burwell, Chicago, Kingston, corn; New Dominion, Quebec, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; prop. Empire, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Todman, Cleveland, Brockville, coal; bark Arctic, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; schr. Reindeer, Detroit, Milwaukee, wheat; bark London, Bay City, Kingston, timber; schrs. Fitzhugh, Anna Craig, Jane McLeod.

Up - Barge Mariner, John Works; schrs. Persia, Smith & Post, canal boat Schuyler, Independence, gen. cargo; George Slocum, E. Cornell, schr. Wave Crest, barge G. Manley, Benson, Russell.

To Lock - schr. Murray, Hungerford, bark Pride of America, Canada, schrs. Linnie Powell, Great Western, Davis.

At Elevator - Barks Cecilia, Winona, schrs. H.G. Cleveland, Thos. Parsons, Barker, Mixer, John Magee, Clayton, Belle, Trinidad.

The bark Cecilia in hauling elevator to lighten, ran her jibboom into the leg, carrying it away, which will cause a detention of several days.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 15, 1872