The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 18, 1875

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p.2 Another New Steamer - The Picton New Nation states that McMurchy Bros., of Gananoque, are preparing to build a new screw steamer, one hundred feet keel, for the bay route.

A despatch from Milford states that the schooner Mary Foster went ashore on South Bay Point on Sunday. The Foster was a small schooner of 3,200 bushels capacity, and was laden with barley owned by Mr. Radford, of Wolfe Island. She was owned by Mr. W.A. Foster, Mayor of Belleville, and valued at $2,500; not insured. The mate and one of the crew have arrived and state that the vessel is in bad condition her bulwarks being smashed in on one side and the cargo badly wetted.

Marine Notes

The tug H.E. Bronson arrived yesterday afternoon with a tow of barges at the Montreal Transportation Company's dock. The tow consisted of barges Kinghorn, Lancaster, Duluth, Toledo, Detroit, Glengarry, Relief, Colborne and McCarthy. The Bronson also brought up the schr. Star with a load of hop poles for Oswego. The bargemen are this morning busy stripping their boats for the purpose of laying them up.

James Swift's Wharf - The prop. East from Toronto, and the Olive from Montreal called. The schrs. E.G. Benedict and Annie Falconer arrived from Fairhaven with 300 and 400 tons of coal respectively.

Port Colborne, Nov. 17th - Down - schr. Belle Mitchell, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; Montgomery, do., do., do.; David Sharp, Cleveland, Welland, coal; Hiltie Keller, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; L.S. Hammond, Toledo, Cape Vincent, corn; Light Guard, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Pandora, Chicago, Prescott, corn.

Up - schr. Surprise, Oswego, Toledo, coal; Cossack, do., Cleveland, salt; Gold Hunter, Toronto, Buffalo, barley; Elgin, do., Erie, do.; Bay Trader, Welland, Port Rowan, light.

At elevator - schr. Dufferin, Dudley.

In harbour - schr. Surprise, Shandon, Elgin, Cecilia, Niagara.

We regret to learn that the Messrs. Chaffey, of Portsmouth, have been obliged to make an assignment for the benefit of their creditors. We have not learned the amount of their liabilities.

p.3 Picton, Nov. 18th - The steamer Elsworth sprung a leak this morning about ten o'clock at West Point, while loading grain, the captain was compelled to ground her on the sand. Considerable of the cargo is damaged. About six thousand bushels of barley not damaged. The captain has telegraphed for tugs. Will get her off if wind does not shift westward.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 18, 1875