The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 19, 1876

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p.2 A Fight On the St. Lawrence - The bark Hemisphere, from Chicago for Europe, loaded with deals, put into Prescott last Saturday. One of the deputy marshalls at Ogdensburg, about the same time, received papers commanding him to seize the bark, for repairs done in the West. The only chance for doing so would be while the vessel was passing down the river; in one place the channel is in American waters, and it was planned to keep steam up on one of the ferry steamers, follow the bark and seize her when in this channel. The Hemisphere knew the enemy was watching, and was on the alert. All day Sunday steam was kept up, and every movement of the bark was watched closely. In the meantime the captain of the Hemisphere has sounded and buoyed a channel through the Canadian waters, which is not considered safe except when the wind is in a certain direction. The captain and sailors at 7 last evening were praying for a favorable wind; while the position of the belligerents remained in status quo. [Watertown Despatch]

Imports - Oct. 19th - Str. Magnet, Montreal, (gen. cargo).

Schr. Richardson, Oswego, M.T. Co., 155 tons of coal.

Str. Norman, Oswego, Jas. Swift & Co., 230 tons of coal.

p.3 A Large Fish - There was on exhibition today at the Fish Market, the largest sturgeon ever brought into Kingston. It was caught by Mr. Vanorder's men yesterday on Stevens' Bar, between Salmon Island and Nine Mile Point. The fish weighed 192 lbs. and measured 6 1/2 feet long, with about 2 1/2 feet round the shoulders. A great many persons examined the fish today.

Marine Notes

The harbour is still without any arrivals of grain, and the prospect is not good for a busy fall trade.

At Swift's the strs. Magnet called from Montreal last night, and the Spartan from Hamilton this morning. The steambarges Norman arrived from Oswego with 235 tons coal, and the D.C. West arrived from the Canal.

The schr. Wood Duck, reported lost with all on board, has arrived at the Queen's Wharf,, Toronto, from Oswego.

Captain Thompson, of the schooner Mary Foster, which arrived here at 2:30 p.m. today, from Henderson Harbour, where he has been wind bound for several days, reports two vessels ashore, one on Stoney Island and one on the Galoes (sic - Galoos). The names were not known. Capt. Thompson also reports that the cabin of the schooner Orient has washed ashore. The stove is out of the cabin, and on the beach. [Oswego Times]

Schr. Orient - A telegram from Capt. Henderson to Capt. Faulkner, received last night, says the schooner Orient, sunk off Stoney Point, remains in the same position as when she first went down. She is held by her anchor, and has received no damage by the gales. It is thought she will be rescued.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 19, 1876