The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Oct 1865

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p.2 Accident at Portsmouth - A very severe and probably fatal accident happened on Saturday last at Portsmouth to a boy about ten or eleven years of age. The lad is a son of Mr. Crawford, a gardiner living in that village, and on Saturday afternoon he was in company with other boys, playing in the new ship Quorn. At the time of the accident he was standing between decks, on the edge of a loose plank, when (the plank being slippery in consequence of the rain) his foot slipped, and he fell through into the lower hold, falling down on his head. When he was picked up blood was issuing from both ears, and he has been delirious ever since. He was still alive last evening, but is not expected to recover. [News]

Marine Items - The weather yesterday was fine and beautiful. The R.M. steamer Magnet passed down at eleven in the morning and the Champion up in the evening. The Am. Ex. steamer Bay State passed up on Tuesday night and the Ontario down yesterday morning. The propeller Enterprize arrived yesterday from Port Dalhousie with 20,000 bushels of grain for E. Berry & Co. The barque Advance from Milwaukie, with 19,600 bushels of wheat for J.H. Henderson & Co., also arrived. The following vessels left on Tuesday night:- barque Mary Jane, with salt, for Chicago; schooner Linnie Powell, with 202,769 feet of lumber for Oswego; schooner Feu Follet, 107,279 feet do. for Oswego. The latter two cargoes were shipped by James Swift.

Change of Time - The steamers of the Royal Mail Line have changed their hour of departure in the morning. The steamers will leave, going downwards, every morning at seven o'clock, with the exception of Tuesdays and Fridays, when the Passport leaves at five o'clock, the usual hour.

Ocean Shipping - The ship Sparkenhoe, one of Mr. Berry's Portsmouth fleet, has finished loading at Quebec, and left on Monday for Liverpool with a cargo of deals. The schooner Wavertree, one of Cunningham, Shaw & Co's Liverpool Line of Packet Ships, has arrived at Montreal from Liverpool with a cargo of soda ash. The latter vessel will be in port in a few days, as also will the Thermutis, bound from Detroit to Liverpool, with a full cargo.

Launch - Yesterday morning another ship was launched from Mr. E. Berry's Portsmouth Yard. An attempt was made to launch her the day before, but it proved unsuccessful. The new feather of the Portsmouth fleet is named the Quorn, of the same dimensions as the last launched. The Sparken (sic) has 1223 tons register; length over all 193 feet; breadth of beam 37 1/2 feet; and depth of hold 24 feet. She will be sent to Quebec at the latter end of the week, along with the Thurcaston, another ship to be launched the present week; where both will be rigged and fitted out for sea. The Thurcaston will be the eighth of Mr. Berry's ships.

Disabled - The schooner Almeda is at present in port repairing damages to her masts, incurred during one of the late gales.- towed in by tug William.

-Ship Saved - sch. John Thurston left Buffalo drydock, started leaking 40 miles off Port Stanley, sank in harbor.

p.3 Vessels Passed Through Welland Canal - Oct. 10.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Oct 1865