The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 27, 1876

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p.3 Marine Notes

There is absolutely nothing doing in the harbour, the labourers being engaged in holding up the corners, and wishing for something to turn up.

Swift's - The arrivals are the Spartan from Hamilton, and the Scotia and Van Allen from Montreal.

The schooner O.R. Johnson, to be sold by the Marshall at this port on the 24th inst., was quite "tony" for a lumber craft. When seized her large cabin was adorned with a fine piano, which has since been removed and shipped to Chicago. [Milwaukee Wisconsin]

The Welland Tribune understands that the lock at Allanburgh is to be done away with, and one placed at Marlatt's Pond, Thorold, in its stead, which will prove a great advantage to the interests of navigation, as it will enable vessels to be towed the clear distance of 17 or 18 miles between Thorold and Lake Erie by tugs without interruption by locks.

Last Thursday the tug Vulcan picked up on Lake Huron the crew of the bark Massillon, the bark having sunk about midnight when about twenty miles northwest of Point au Barques. She had been making good headway up the lakes when, at midnight on Wednesday night she was found to be badly leaking. The officers and crew made a vigorous effort to keep her afloat. The crew of the Vulcan took good care of the shipwrecked men and turned them over to the Starucca, downward bound, and were put ashore at Port Huron. The Massillon was owned by James Corrigan, of Cleveland, and was undoubtedly uninsured. She was commanded by Capt. N.L. Sherwood, and was probably worth about $12,000, as vessel property is now valued.

p.4 Customs Imports - Oct. 26th - Str. Canada, Hamilton, McKelvey & Birch, 134 bdls., 125 pcs.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 27, 1876