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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 13, 1872

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p.2 Driven Ashore - The brig Henry Rooney was driven ashore on Lake Huron last Thursday, and became seriously disabled. She was got off by the tug Quayley and towed into Port Huron.

Marine News

Collision On The Flats - The schooner Yankee Blade, laden with wheat for Kingston, arrived here on Sunday afternoon in tow of the tug Frank Morbatt, in a disabled and leaky condition. While passing through the old channel of the St. Clair Flats, in company with the Collingwood and Tildon, the latter being of the deepest draft, grounded, when two others followed up, and a general smash up ensued. The Blade is minus her jibboom, bowsprit and headgear, her stem slightly displaced, and the vessel is leaking and will be compelled to go into dry dock for repairs. The Collingwood was damaged in her bulwarks and stanchions on the port side, and the Tilden was injured by the loss of her small boat and mizzen boom. The two latter proceeded on their voyage.

A Reminder - The recent disaster to the steamer Metis by collision on Long Island Sound, recalls recollections of a disaster very similar on Lake Michigan in 1860. The steamer Lady Elgin, loaded with pleasure seekers, mostly from Chicago, was sunk by collision with the schooner Augusta on the night of Sept. 9th. The fearful sacrifice of life will never be forgotten. The Augusta is not one of the large class of vessels, which undoubtedly accounts for her escape with so slight injury. She has been overhauled and is now engaged in the grain trade. Her name has been changed to the Colonel Cook, and she is expected at this port within a few days with a cargo of 18,000 bushels of wheat.

Vessels Wanted At Chicago - High Freights - The trading in the prominent grains was a little slow yesterday. The movement in speculative circles was reasonably fair, but as shippers were restricted in their operations by the small number of vessels now here, and the unfavourable state of the freight market generally, the aggregrate business of the day was considerably smaller than usual. The freight market, unless it speedily changes for the better, promises to be something of an obstacle to the free movement of the grain trade. Vessels are now really scarce, and if the present high rates of freight should prove insufficient to bring the fleets on the lower lakes in this direction, the accumulations of cereals at this point will doubtless reach a point to affect prices materially. Vessels are much wanted in this market for the grain, lumber and iron trade, and owners of such property on the lakes would without any question advance their interests by sending their ships in this direction.

Port Colborne, Sept. 12th - Schrs. Camanche, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; J.T. Mott, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Lively, Toledo, Cape Vincent, corn and wheat; G.M. Porter, Cleveland, Montreal, stone; Lillie Parsons, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Gladstone, Toledo, corn; New Dominion of Toronto, Cleveland, Pt. Dalhousie, coal; D. Sharp, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; prop. Young America, Detroit, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. Mary S. Burg (sic - Marysburg ?), Toledo, Kingston, corn; Knight Templar, Chicago, Oswego, corn and wheat; Frank Crawford, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Florida, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Todman, Toledo, Kingston, corn; H.A. Lamars, Vermillion, Toronto, stone; Smith and Post, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Kate Kelly, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; H.W. Hoag, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; Jamaica, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; yacht Oriole, Put-in-Bay to Toronto, light; schr. Lightguard, Sheboygan, Ogdensburg, lumber; prop. Prairie State, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Emerald, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Albatross, Leamington, Pt. Dalhousie, timber.

Up - Schrs. Telegraph, J. Mullen, Granada, tug Berryman, prop. Cleveland, Empire, str. Portland, J.G. McGrath, Tom Martin, Cape Vincent, Toledo, iron ore; Agnes, St. Catharines, schr. Azov, Toronto, Toledo, light; bark Gibraltar, Kingston, Pt. Colborne, r.r. iron; schr. Magdala, Kingston, Cleveland, iron ore; L.S. Hammond, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; Rockaway, Ontario, Erie, iron ore; Collier, Pt. Dalhousie, Toledo, light; Lyman Casey, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; R. Eveleigh, Amaranth, L.W. Mason.

In harbor - Schr. Harriet Ross.

At elevator - Schrs. Adirondac, Brooklyn, Pride of America, Lydia, Case, Delos de Wolfe, Gratan, brig. N.M. Stoddard.

The Gale Yesterday - very severe; probable marine disasters.

Excursion - on str. Watertown to Lake on the Mountain, Bay of Quinte.

To The Rescue - A wrecking party, accompanied by the necessary pumps, etc., left here today to raise the schooner Sweet Home, sunk down the St. Lawrence.

p.3 Sad Case of Drowning - Napanee, Sept. 13th - Yesterday morning, about three o'clock, as the schooner Pearl was coming down the reach on the Bay of Quinte on her way from Oswego to this port, David Cannon of Amherst Island and mate on the vessel fell overboard and was drowned. Every exertion was made by the captain and men to save him, but of no avail as he did not rise to the surface. He leaves a wife to mourn his sad fate. The body is not found yet.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 13, 1872