The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 27, 1873

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p.1 Marine News

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Arrived: schr. Jamaica, Chicago, 18,000 bush. wheat; Willie Keller, Chicago, 16,260 bush. wheat. Cleared: tug H.E. Bronson, with barges Wanda, 10,500 bush. wheat and corn; Westport, 10,000 bush. wheat; Staghound, 10,500 bush. wheat; Faith, 7,500 bush. wheat.

Messrs. James Swift & Co.'s wharf - prop. America and steamer Spartan passed up; prop. Europe and steamer Corinthian passed down. The schr. Drayton left here for Cape Vincent to load a cargo of iron.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - The prop. Prussia, Toledo, lightened 5,037 bush. corn, and proceeded to Montreal; prop. Enterprise, Port Dalhousie, 2,000 bush. wheat. The barge Martin has gone to Rudd's Quarry to load 330 tons sandstone for Montreal; and barge Hawk to Portsmouth to load 341 tons phosphate for Quebec.

Port Colborne, June 26th - Up: Schrs. City of Manitowac, A. Craig, J.J. Hill, W. Grant, J.R. Noyes, Fenton, British Queen, Theodore, Perry, Nett, Woodward, New Dominion of Toronto, Albatross, Picton, B. Franklin, Lawrence, Camanche; barges J.R. Smith, Scoville, Schuyler, Greeley; props. Bristol, Georgian, Empire, Milwaukee.

Down: schrs. Rockaway, Erie, Oswego, coal; Reindeer, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; C.G. Mixer, do., do.; G.C. Finney, do.; O.M. Bond, do.; J.T. Mott, do., Oswego, do.; Ontario, Chippeway, Kingston, staves; Mary Grover, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; E. Cohen, Pt. Huron, Kingston, lumber; Lyman Casey, Toledo, Oswego, coal; Florida, Milwaukee, do., wheat; W.T. Greenwood, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; America, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat. prop. Young America, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

Arriving to discharge - schr. A.T. Andrews, Chicago, Pt. Colborne, corn.

Accident - A man of the name of Wheeler, while working at some repairs being made on the tug Wren, fell from the roof of the awning, and lighted on his head on the boiler, where he got jammed in between the boiler and the side of the vessel. He was taken up insensible, and was somewhat crushed, but no bones were broken. He was conveyed home in a cab.

p.4 No Wonder the Canal Is Broken - We frequently have news of breaks in the Welland Canal, and if the vessels are allowed to race and jostle each other about in it, it will decidedly continue. The St. Kitts Journal thus speaks of a late scene: "Last night a jam occurred at Lock No. 2 which delayed navigation for some two hours. One of the propellers of the Northern Transportation Co. attempted to force her way into the lock between a barge passing down and a sailing vessel which was trying to gain the lock before the propeller. Two gentlemen who were witnessing the lively scene which ensued between the disputing captains from the bank, rescued a man who had fallen overboard from the barge, and who would most certainly have been drowned, but for the timely assistance, as he appeared to be in a state of intoxication."

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 27, 1873