The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 May 1864

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p.2 Accidental Death From a Gun Shot - man on scow Mary shot; they were windbound on way to Kingston Mills.

-Immigrants - 250 Norwegians on str. Magnet and 50 on Champion.

p.3 K.C. & M. - The schooner Rapid, from Milwaukie, arrived on Saturday morning, for Messrs. J.H. Henderson & Co., with 14,000 bush. wheat.

-The steamer George Moffatt called on Friday night, bound to Hamilton from Montreal. She had on board a general cargo.

-The tug propeller Young Lion, of Port Dalhousie, arrived on Saturday morning from that place, for the purpose of towing some boats up the lake.

-The schooner John Potter left on Saturday afternoon for Toronto with cordwood.

-The barque J. Thurston, schooners W. Sanderson, Dispatch, Lady Moulton, and Algerine, and scow Whitewater cleared on Saturday.

-The schooner Queen of the Bay arrived at the G.T.R. wharf from Oswego, with 100 tons Blosbury coal for the use of the G.T.R. blacksmith shops.

-The steamer Huron from Hamilton to Montreal, stopped at the United States Wharf on Sunday evening, and landed a quantity of goods.

-The steamer City of Kingston arrived yesterday from Ottawa with a full load of freight. She left again this afternoon for Ottawa, with a load of pork, besides freight and passengers.

-The schooner Hibernia of Milford arrived yesterday from Toronto, with 6,000 bushels of wheat.

-The schooner Grand Turk arrived yesterday from Chicago, with 12,200 bushels of wheat for G. Chaffey & Bros.

-The schooner Clayton Belle arrived yesterday from Milwaukie, with 19,200 bushels of wheat for G. Chaffey & Bros.

-The schooner Amelia arrived on Saturday night from Chicago for Messrs. Glassford, Jones & Co., with 16,039 bushels of wheat.

The Steamer Grecian - The new Steamer Grecian, Capt. Clark Hamilton, of the Royal Mail Line, did not arrive yesterday afternoon as was expected, but will positively arrive on Friday afternoon, bound for Toronto.

-The Bark Arabia arrived yesterday morning from Owen Sound, with 18,674 bushels of wheat for Messrs. Glassford, Jones & Co.

-The Schooner Bay Queen arrived this morning from Port Dalhousie, with 7,541 bushels of wheat for Messrs. Glassford, Jones & Co.

From Mr. J.M. Millar - St. Catherines, May 28th

Vessels Passed Through the Welland Canal During Past 24 Hours - To Kingston, Schooners Perseverance and Grand Turk. To Montreal, Brig Mohawk.

The tug William towed down to Montreal yesterday two barges loaded with wheat, for Messrs. Glassford, Jones & Co.

The Schooner Perseverance arrived on Sunday morning from Milwaukie, with 13,500 bushels wheat for Messrs. E. Berry & Co.

Launch - Saturday afternoon a fine vessel was launched in the shipyard of Messrs. E. Berry & Co., at Portsmouth, for that firm. She is called the Ayleston from a town of the same name in England. She was launched at half-past three, and slid beautifully into the water. She is intended for lake as well as ocean service, and is 136 feet long, 26 feet broad and 440 tons burthen. She will be bark rigged, and will be taken to Montreal next week for the purpose of rigging and being thoroughly fitted out.

Outward Bound - The schooner Watchful, Captain Jay Wilbur, cleared from this port on the 17th instant, for New York, with a cargo of staves. [Sandusky Register 20th]

The Channel - Capt. McKee, with the U.S. schooner Watchful and Collector Youngs, explored the channel at the entrance of the Bay on Thursday last. They found 10 1/2 feet of water, in the crooked channel, with 10 feet in the straight range channel. The entrance to the harbor is easy and presenting no difficulty whatever to the navigation. The channel is wide and entirely unobstructed. [ibid]

Passed Detroit - The following vessels passed this port yesterday. Bound Up - Props Meteor, barks Danube, Farmer, Marquette; brigs Roscius, Mohegan, schrs. Ralph Campbell, M.S. Scott, Mary Morton, Winona, Monitor, Cascade, International, John Rice, Down - Props Oneida, Mineral Rock, Tonawanda, Forest Queen; schrs. Transport, Senator Blood. [Detroit Advertiser 20th]

-Imports - 28,30.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 May 1864