The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 19, 1872

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p.2 The Grain Fleet - Immense quantities of grain are now under weigh from the West to Montreal via this port. A rush may be daily expected; but the despatch of transhipping by the forwarding firms here is gratifying.

Struck By a Squall - Between one and two o'clock yesterday afternoon, during the prevalence of the severe gale on Lake Ontario (a very stiff wind from the southeast), a squall struck the schooner H.P. Murray, bound down, grain laden, about 70 miles off Charlotte. Her masts, canvass and entire rigging were swept overboard, and the vessel plunged and tossed on the turbulent water to such an extent that it was feared she would momentarily sink, a total loss of property and the crew's lives. The steamer Spartan (Captain Dunlop) on her passage from Toronto to this port, sighting and ascertaining the position of the distressed craft, went to her assistance and towed her into Charlotte. There Captain Reed, master of the schooner, expressed his gratitude and heartfelt thanks for the fortunate and timely aid he, his crew, and schooner had received from the mail boat, without which it is doubtful if she could have braved the storm - the probability is she would have become a wreck.

Marine News

Messrs. Coulthurst and MacPhie's wharf - The schooner Annie Craig arrived from Toledo with 16,260 bush corn, arrived yesterday, and the schooner E. Hall sailed for Hamilton with 600 bars of railroad iron and 115 cases of nuts and bolts.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Arrivals - Schooners Ontario, from Toledo, 14,250 bush corn; Paragon, from Toledo, 11,893 bush do.; Queen of the Lakes, from Toledo, 16,820 bus. do.; Annandale, Toledo, 12,915 bush do.; Persia, from Toledo, 11,524 bush do.; Brooklyn, from Chicago, 22,593 bush wheat; Regina, from Toledo, 5,570 bush corn.

Messrs. James Swift & Co's wharf - Passed up - steamers Osprey, Champion and prop Lake Michigan. Passed down - steamers Magnet, Athenian, Spartan, and prop. China and Mary Ward. The schr. Agnes arrived from Oswego with 100 tons coal, consigned to J.S. & Co. The tug Advance is coaling and receiving some slight repairs.

Port Colborne Sept. 18th - Down - Schrs. Union Jack, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Canadian, Toledo, Kingston, corn; W.H. Oades, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; barque Bessie Barwick, Toledo, Kingston, timber; schr. Home, Detroit, Oswego, timber; schrs. Lamb, Chicago, Kingston, corn; A. Falconer, Toledo, Kingston, corn; brig Peerless, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; prop. Oswegatchie, Detroit, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. Helen Pratt, Toledo, Ogdensburg, wheat; Miami Belle, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Polly M. Rodgers, Milwaukee, Cape Vincent, wheat; Theresa, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Bismarck, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Belle, do., do.; barque Arctic, do., do.; Northumberland, do., do.; schrs. Whittlesea, Monro, Hamilton, sand; Undine, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; brig Hercules, do., do.; barque Arabia, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; schr. Olive Branch, Port Huron, Oswego, lumber.

Up - Schrs. Ben Franklin, W.W. Grant, New Dominion of Port Rowan, Albacore, Nevada, brig. E. Cohen.

At elevator - Schr. Nabob.

In harbour - Schrs. T. Avery, Lillie Pratt.

The Steam Dredge - The dredge J.C. Daly is in operation at the slips of the Montreal Transportation Company, foot of Princess Street. The above forwarding firm has engaged the Daly to dredge for some distance around their wharves, so as to admit of elevating, now in the busy autumn at any desirable point without impediment.

p.3 Custom Imports - Schr. Emerald, Toledo, M.T. Co., 18,687 bush corn.

Schr. Dauntless, Toronto, Jones & Miller, 10,723 bush corn.

Schr. Marysburgh, Toledo, M.T. Co., 10,453 bush corn.

Str. Enterprise, Port Dalhousie, M.T. Co., 21,000 bush corn.

Schr. H.N. Todman, Toledo, M.T. Co., 7,695 bush corn.

Schr. Adirondac, Chicago, M.T. Co., 18,000 bush wheat.

Schr. Smith & Post, Milwaukee, M.T. Co., 14,300 bush wheat.

Schr. Pearl, Henderson, A.A. Voice, 1,000 melons.

Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

Schr. Pride of America, M.T. Co., 2,000 bush wheat.

Str. Dalhousie, Toledo, Holcomb & Co., 3,467 bush corn.

Str. Shickluna, Milwaukee, do., 4,457 bush wheat.

Str. Scotia, Chicago, do., 4,989 do.

Str. Passport, Montreal, (mixed cargo)

Str. Magnet, Charlotte, (mixed cargo)

Schr. Delos de Wolfe, Chicago, M.T. Co., 20,204 bush wheat.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 19, 1872