The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 5, 1874

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p.2 Marine Intelligence

James Swift & Co. - prop. Kincardine down, and str. Corinthian up; str. Magnet down, and the tug C.J. Brydges down.

Montreal Transportation Co. - The schr. Wm. Elgin Toronto, 9,585 bush. spring wheat; tug Charlotte arrived with barges Detroit, Harvest and Dreadnought.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - prop. Enterprise, Port Dalhousie, 21,873 bush. wheat; barge Onondaga leaves with 18,300 bush. wheat.

Port Colborne, June 4th - Down: schr. Northumberland, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; schr. Picton of Picton, Ashtabula, Hamilton, coal; props. Brooklyn, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; New Dominion of Picton, Port Elgin, Picton, wheat; Nashero (sic), Chicago, Oswego, gen. cargo; schrs. Lincoln, Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, wheat; Pride of America, Kingston, timber; C. Ames, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Emery, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Hubbard, Chicago, Oswego, corn; America, Collinsby, timber; M.L. Higgie, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Cambria, Napanee, timber; Rutherford, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; City of Green Bay, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; L. Casey, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; prop. Empire, do., do., gen. cargo; barge A.C. Keating, do., do., corn; O.J. Hale, Cleveland, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. New Dominion of Toronto, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Acacia, Starlight, Maize, Mary.

Up: schrs. Canada, Kingston, blank; J.R. Benson, do., Bay City, light; Lady Dufferin, do., Chicago, light; Eureka of Toronto, Toronto, Cleveland, light; W.P. Donelly, Picton, Cleveland, ice; Mary Grover, Toronto, Cleveland, furniture; prop. Europe, Montreal, Chicago, gen. cargo; Prussia, do., do., do.; schrs. Gleniffer, Kingston, Bay City, light; G.B. Sloan, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; Sweepstakes.

At the Elevator - schrs. City of Chicago, Fleetwing, Tailor.


The Pembroke Standard contains further particulars of the fatal accident which occurred on the Upper Ottawa last week, and which was mentioned in our special despatches from Pembroke the other day.

Mr. Sylvester Sullivan, first engineer on the John Egan, on her usual daily trip to Des Joachim, was struck by the revolving crank of the engine and instantly killed. Mr. Sullivan had gone to breakfast, leaving the second engineer, Mr. Higgins, in charge. On returning he was informed that the water was not feeding rightly into the boiler and they both proceeded towards the escape valve to examine it. Mr. Sullivan is supposed to have gone down after Higgins, who had gone under the crank, and there Mr. Sullivan stooped, and putting his head under the beam, it is supposed, watched Higgins examining the valve. Higgins noticed an unusual jerk on the engine, looked around, and saw the lifeless form of Mr. Sullivan stretched on the bottom of the boat. The manner in which Mr. Sullivan met his death is very simple, and was the result of carelessness, or his mind was so pre-occupied as to make him forget his dangerous position. Instead of backing out in a stooping position, he raised his head, and the revolving crank caught him by the back of the neck and crushing it against the crossbar underneath, and carrying the back of the head up to the crown clean off leaving it hanging by a portion of the scalp, the face being stretched a half more than its usual length. Death must have been instantaneous. The deceased was fifty-four years of age, a resident of Kingston, and leaves a wife and large family to mourn his loss. He was perfectly sober at the time of the accident, and was not in the habit of using liquor. Dr. Dickson held an inquest on the body and the jury returned a verdict that "the deceased came to his death from want of due caution in the excercise of his duty, death having been produced by the crank striking him on the back of the neck, carrying him forward, and crushing his head between it and the crossbar."

p.3 C.I. - 4th - Schr. Vision, Oswego, J. Brokenshire, 108 tons grate coal; L. Harris, 2 bbls. water lime.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 5, 1874