The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 12, 1879

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p.3 Maritime Court - Mr. W.H.R. Allison, of Picton, has been appointed Deputy Judge of the Maritime Court for Prince Edward County, Mr. W. Owens, Marshal, and Mr. C.D. Morden, Registrar.

Dr. Curtis' yacht, which was alluded to jocularly in Saturday's News as the "Cross-bones," is called the Oldrieve. The Doctor says that there will be a shaking up of old bones when she crosses her antagonists.

The Wrecking Business

The Detroit Free Press stated a short time ago that there was no business for Canadian tugs in that part of the world, and that only one boat had been aground in Canadian waters this season. However it may be up west, Calvin & Breck are doing a rushing business this season and have their hands full. Capt. Donnelly has just returned from Niagara where he pulled off the Annandale, which has been ashore all winter. The vessel was almost buried in sand, being sunk in that substance up to the water mark. The sand bar extended 25 feet outside the Annandale and she had to be drawn 400 feet before she floated. Notwithstanding the difficulties to be contended with, the whole thing was done between daylight in the morning and half past eight in the evening.

Capt. Donnelly arrived in town yesterday morning just in time to save the scow Russia, which went ashore at the shoal tower with 9,000 bushels of wheat consigned to the St. Lawrence and Chicago Forwarding Co. A barge belonging to the M.T. Co., which happened to have steam up, was made use of, and the whole cargo saved with the exception of 180 bushels. Too much credit cannot be given to Capt. Donnelly and Capt. W.R. Taylor for their strenuous and successful exertions. Donnelly off this afternoon with his lighters and wrecking apparatus to assist the schr. Fellowcraft, reported ashore at South Bay.

Marine News

The St. Lawrence and Chicago Co. - Arrivals - The schr. Hannah Butler, with 7,600 bushels peas from Cobourg. Schr. Willie Sherwood, 4,100 bushels peas from Trenton. Schr. Wanderer, 6,013 bush. peas from Port Hope. Schr. Ariel, 7,932 bush. wheat, schr. Mary, 13,400 bush. wheat from Port Stanley, and schr. W.J. Suffel, 15,750 bush. corn from Toledo.

Montreal Transportation Company - Arrivals - schr. Blanche, 6654 bushels of wheat from Cobourg. Prop. Lincoln, 16,800 bushels of corn from Toledo. Barge Lisgar, 21,488 bushels of corn from Toledo. Barge Gibralter, 18,490 bushels of corn from Toledo. Schr. Julia, 5,975 bushels of wheat from Toronto. Schr. Mary Grover, 9,878 bushels of wheat from Toronto. Schr. Wawanosh, 20,121 bushels of corn from Toledo. Schr. Verona from Hamilton, 7,996 bushels wheat. Schr. Cataract, 10,280 bushels peas, from Tyrconnel. Schr. Twilight, 13,253 bushels wheat, from Toronto. Schr. Pandora, 19,209 bushels corn, from Toledo. Several other vessels have arrived, but have not yet reported their cargoes. The tug Active has arrived with seven barges light. Departures: tug Active with barges Cleveland, 18,320 bush. wheat; Oswego, 22,500 bush. corn; Corncrib, 17,500 bush. wheat, corn, and peas; and Toledo, 21,488 bush. corn for Montreal.

Sarnia, May 12th - The Quebec, of North West Transportation Co., arrived here this morning at 6:30, being the first boat from Duluth this season. She has on board 11,000 bushels of Manitoba wheat, 600 bbls. flour, and twenty-two tons silver ore from Silver Inlet and about 50 passengers. She reports heavy ice on the way up, and was the first boat to get through. Coming down she met lots of ice but had little trouble in getting through. The water is very low on Lake Superior, and the Sault River boats find it hard to get through the river on account of low water. The Quebec leaves here for Duluth on Tuesday 13th.

Port Colborne, May 10th, evening - Up - Schrs. Oriental, Kingston, Duluth, light; S. Neelon, Toronto, Goderich, light; Smith & Post, Oswego, Toledo, coal; Locke, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Siberia, Kingston, Sault Ste. Marie, light; Denmark, Kingston, Toledo, light; Bavaria, Kingston, Toledo, light.

Down - Steambarge Niagara, Toledo, Montreal, corn.

Cleared - Schr. Golden Fleece, for Erie, light.

The following vessels for Kingston were reported at Port Colborne today: T.C. Street, Mary Battle, Republic, St. Louis, Jennie Graham, from Toledo to Kingston. Up - Florida, Kingston to Chicago.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 12, 1879