The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 9, 1874

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p.2 The Schr. Ben Folger - By dint of hard labour the schr. Ben Folger was raised from where she lay sunk (off Northport) and brought to Belleville yesterday morning. Her bottom is badly damaged, and will require pretty extensive repairs by all accounts. Her cargo of coal, barring the wetting it received, is as good as ever. The Captain of the Ben Folger (Fraser) complains bitterly of the lack of a buoy to the dangerous point on which his vessel struck; and we are assured and satisfied that his complaints are not without foundation. [Ontario]

The Corinthian - The passengers from the Corinthian, who have arrived, state that the steamer had passed the first pitch of the cascades, and was running in comparatively smooth water when a heavy squall struck her from the north. It is supposed the pilot bore up a little to the north to meet its force, and that the boat ran slightly out of the channel, and a few minutes after she struck the bottom aft, and then she bumped along for a short distance until she stopped. She careened over towards the south, but the captain ordered all hands to the other side, when she righted. There was but little screaming among the ladies, though a rush for life preservers was made by many. As soon as possible the captain had a boat lowered and sent men ashore to telegraph to Montreal. About an hour and a half afterwards the steamer, which had previously remained stationary, swung slightly round, and it was resolved to send all the passengers upon shore who desired to go. The steamer's lifeboats and four shore boats were employed and ferried a number of passengers over to the mainland, where they took the 9 p.m. train for Montreal at Vaudreuil. A full train load left at half past one this morning, and the balance came down after daylight. All the baggage and freight on board the steamer is unharmed. The latest reports are that the vessel is still on Split Rock, and a barge has been dropped alongside and unloading commenced.

The str. Alexandria has been repaired and is on the old route again. She passed up to Picton this morning with a full cargo.

p.3 Marine Intelligence

Holcomb & Stewart - steambarge Clinton from Toledo, 16,400 bushels wheat.

J. Swift & Co. - strs. Corsican from Montreal; Spartan from Hamilton; Queen from Gananoque; prop. Lake Ontario from Montreal.

Montreal Transportation Company - schr. P. Mowat (sic), from Toledo, 16,564 bushels wheat; tug Active left with barges Chicago, 21,550 bushels wheat; Harvest, 16,764 bushels corn; Advance, 12,500 bushels wheat; Cruiser, 9,159 bushels wheat, and Fortitude, 11,250 bushels wheat.

The barque John Breden arrived in port yesterday p.m. with her foremast wrenched, and in coming up to the Reciprocity Elevator her top-sail yard struck the building and it was broken in two. [Oswego Times]

Lock Gates In The Welland Canal Carried Away - A despatch from St. Catharines last night, says the schr. Louisa while going into lock twenty-one, ran into the lock gates, carrying them away. She then ran into the schooner M.C. Upper and broke her back. The latter vessel is now lying on the mitre sill of the lock. Great delay and trouble will be caused in clearing her away.

Libelled - The schooner Gildersleeve, which collided in the St. Clair Flats Canal last week with the schooner Babineau & Gaudry, was libelled yesterday for the damages caused by the collision. [Detroit Post]

Port Colborne, July 8th - Down: schr. J.G. Jenkins, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; Manzanilla, Bay City, Collins Bay, timber; New Dominion of Toronto, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Union, Port Ryerse, Stone Bridge, lumber; Fearless, Cleveland, Kingston, coal; Sweden, Bay City, Kingston, timber; R. Gaskin, Traverse City, Kingston, timber; prop. Brooklyn, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Wacousta, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; N.P. Downey, Cleveland, Belleville, coal; Canada, Toledo, Kingston, timber.

Up: barge E. Burrows, Kingston, Toledo, light; schr. Union Jack, Kingston, Bay City, light; steambarge H.C. Schnoor, Kingston, Toledo, light; schr. Baily, Oswego, Toledo, light; J. Bigaler (sic - Bigalow ?), Pt. Colborne, Bay City, light; Mary Taylor, Cobourg, Ashtabula, iron ore; L. Vanvalkenburg, Pt. Colborne, Buffalo, light; Belle McPhie.

At elevator - schr. M.L. Higgie, steambarge Tecumseh.

In harbour - schr. Southampton, Mary Taylor, Bailie, barque Arctic, Alexander, Philo Scovill; schr. Vanvalkenburg, Belle McPhee; steambarge Tecumseh had her mizzen topmast carried away by lightening in a storm last night.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 9, 1874