The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 11, 1876

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p.3 Barge Burned - We are informed that a barge belonging to Mr. Easton, of Merrickville, was burned last night on the Rideau Canal. She was loaded with railroad ties. We have no particulars of the fire.

We learn that the Erie Belle has no insurance on her, and the loss will be heavy. Several sailors were injured besides McGowan being drowned. The latter is much regretted in Kingston, where he had lived for a number of years.

Marine Notes

There was another severe blow on the lake last night, but it did not last long. The storm drum was ordered down last night.

At Swift's the only arrivals to report are the prop. Armenia from Montreal, and the Spartan from Hamilton.

The schr. Marie Anne, with coal from Oswego to Toronto, arrived in the harbour this morning with her foretopmast gone, and other wise badly damaged by the gale on Monday night. She was driven down the lake by the gale.

The steamer Armenia has commenced to run regularly from Picton to Belleville, and will continue as long as navigation remains open.

Port Colborne, Oct. 10th - Up - Schr. Smith & Post, Oswego, Detroit, light; prop. Maine, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; Alma Munro, Montreal, Port Stanley, gen. cargo.

Down - schrs. L.S. Hammond, Chicago, Cape Vincent, corn; Hercules, Chicago, Kingston, corn; props. City of New York, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; City of Concord, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

In Harbour - schrs. Florida of Quebec, E.H. Rutherford, H. Roney, Grantham, Almeda, New Hampshire, Defiance, Wacousta, Forest Queen, Cohen, Madeira, Charger, Cortez and Geo. C. Finney.

The schr. Geo. C. Finney left here on the 8th and ran back this evening with both anchors broken. She reports the schr. Harvest Queen ashore on Peacock's Point, above Grand River.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 11, 1876