p.1 Marine Notes
Some anxiety is felt regarding the whereabouts of the schooner-barge Venus, which cleared from Chicago with grain for this port Oct. 31st, and has not been heard from since. She rated A 2, and hails from Detroit. [Buffalo Courier]
Shipping by canal has about closed for the season. If the weather should be favourable, a few more boat loads will probably be moved, including interior and through shipments. The season closes with a large accumulation of boats at this point, and great disappointment on the part of their owners, as they expected to make another down trip at fair rates. Boatmen are generally short of money, and are compelled to prepare for the coming winter with a foreboding of suffering and want before the resumption of navigation next spring. [Buffalo Express]
The tug Goldsmith Maid, which has been searching for the whiskey supposed to have been on board the schooner Favorite, which sank at the head of Lake Erie in 1863, returned to Chicago on Sunday, having been gone over three months. The Captain of the Goldsmith Maid states that he was stopped from operations by the inclemency of the weather, and he is still confident that the whiskey will see daylight yet. A stock company has been organized to make another attempt to raise the valuable cargo next spring.
The locks on the line of the Government improvement on the Lower Fox River were opened on the 9th inst., and the water route between the lakes and the Mississippi is now open for the first time in considerably more than a year, and will remain so the remainder of the season. The steamer Seventy-six, from Oshkosh, was the first boat through. She reported no difficulty, except in opening some of the old locks. She took salt back to Oshkosh. The steamer Flora Webster arrived on Saturday evening at Green Bay from Lake Winnebago.
Detroit, Nov. 15th - A report just received from Sheboygan states that the tug J.W. Bennett went ashore Monday night near St. Helen Island, in the Straits of Mackinaw. Tuesday morning five of the crew were smothered and scalded to death in the room over the boiler by the steam which escaped from the safety valve.
The Pamlico - The Chicago Journal says: It is now settled that the Pamlico will not be sold in Europe. Her owners here say that she will probably take coal or some other coarse freight from the other side to New Orleans, and there load sugar and molasses, the product of the plantation of John B. Lyon and Charles H. Walker, of Chicago, and take the same to New York.
Marine Accident - The tug Sarah Daly put into Bath the other day, on her way from Darlington to Ogdensburg. She was caught in a gale, and two scows she was towing were beached. [Ontario]