The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 4, 1875

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p.2 The Graving Dock - As soon as the ice is sufficiently solid work will be resumed on the graving dock, and Mr. Power expects to have it ready for use next summer. It will be a great benefit to vessels, which hitherto had to go to St. Catharines and other places for repairs.

Ashore - The schooner Stafford, Capt. C.H. Cummings, from Vermillion to Prescott, with grinding stones, ran ashore about ten o'clock last night on Pigeon Island, owing to the miscalculation in the distance from the light. News of the mishap having reached Kingston, the tug Lady Franklin went out to her assistance, and succeeded in pulling the schooner off without much damage being done. The tug arrived with her tow in harbour about three o'clock this afternoon.

The Corsican - The Corsican was got off South Bay Point about three o'clock this morning, and was towed down through the Upper Gap into the Bay of Quinte on her way to Kingston, where she will be taken into dock at Portsmouth for repairs. The extent of the damage done to her bottom is not quite ascertained, but it is believed to be considerable. Captain Howard is on board.

Marine Notes

The harbour still continues dull, and very little business of any kind is doing.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - Arrived - schr. Erie Belle, Kincardine, 17,346 bush. wheat.

J. Swift's Wharf - Arrived - prop. Kincardine from Oswego; str. Algerian from Hamilton and Persia, St. Catharines; prop. City of St. Catharines, Montreal; Lake Michigan from Hamilton; Canada from Montreal.

Holcomb & Stewart - barge Linnet left for Montreal with 14,000 bush. wheat and peas.

Port Colborne, Nov. 3rd - Down - schr. Russian, Buffalo, Pt. Colborne, light to lay up.

Up - schr. Jennie Graham, Pt. Colborne, Cleveland, part load barley; Clara Youell, Toronto, Cleveland, barley; Twilight, Toronto, Toledo, barley; prop. Columbia, Montreal, Detroit, gen. cargo.

In harbour - schr. Youell, Russian.

p.3 South Bay, Nov. 4th - The steamer Corsican arrived here this morning at three o'clock, after being taken off South Bay Point. They are now preparing to start for Kingston with the tugs Hiram Calvin and Chieftain. She went ashore on Monday morning on the way to Hamilton. She is expected to be in Kingston this evening. She has got three steam pumps on board. Captain Howard, the Company's Superintendent, is on board.

Collingwood, Nov. 4th - The steamer Cumberland arrived here from Thunder Bay at 5 o'clock this morning after a protracted voyage, caused by her getting aground near Silver Islet on Tuesday 26th Oct., during a snow storm and gale of wind. She was soon got off without damage to vessel or cargo. The Captain reports rough weather and snow storm nearly the round trip, with the exception of two or three days on the down trip. She brought down one hundred passengers and a general freight. She will probably go into winter quarters here at once.

Customs Imports - Nov. 4th - Schr. Olive Branch, James Swift, 223 tons coal and five bushels potatoes.

Str. Nile, Ogdensburg, W. Dier, 13 pcs. iron, 464 feet white wood.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 4, 1875