The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 6, 1877

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p.1 Goderich Harbour - a letter from John S. Tolton of Walkerton, who was unhappy about not getting public works contract for dredging, etc. (full column)

p.3 The Spartan - A telegram says the steamer Spartan met with an accident while running the rapids. Happily no detention was caused, as she passed over the rocks, only making a small hole.

Sudden Death - A very sudden death occurred this morning about nine o'clock at Messrs. Holcomb & Stewart's Dock. One of their shovellers, named James Lovitt, while at work in the hold of a schooner, complained of a pain in the region of the heart, and went on deck to get some fresh air. He no sooner reached the deck than he fell down. A messenger was at once sent for Dr. J.K. Oliver, but before he arrived the man was dead. The cause of death is supposed to have been heart disease. Coroner Shaw was notified of the event, but he did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest. Lovitt leaves a widow and large family to mourn his death. We believe he was very much respected by his fellow-workmen.

Marine News

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Company - Arrived per tug Jessie Hall, the barges Oneida, Canada, Kansas and Tuscarora, light from Montreal. The schr. F.C. Leighton also arrived from Milwaukee with 18,500 bushels wheat.

Port Colborne, Aug. 4th - Up - schrs. Queen of the Lakes, Toronto, Black River, light; Cecilia, Collins' Bay, ___, light; C. Ames, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Falmouth, Charlotte, Milwaukee, coal; Cortez, Charlotte, Milwaukee, coal; Montcalm, Charlotte, Milwaukee, coal; Denmark, Kingston, Big Creek, light; Star, Toronto, Buffalo, light; Two Friends, Toronto, Toledo, light; prop. Lawrence, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo.

Down - schrs. W.B. Phelps, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; F.J. King, Green Bay, St. Catharines, timber; A.W. Luckey, Black River, Toronto, coal; London, Toledo, Garden Island, timber; props. Garden City, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Granite State, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; steam barge Wm. Corrie, Port Huron, Ogdensburg, lumber.

In harbour - schr. Cecilia.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 6, 1877