The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 May 1866

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p.2 Windsor - 13 bodies pulled from Detroit River, all employed on ferry boat Windsor.

p.3 Kingston Commerce And Marine

A heavy gale from the west blew from Saturday until Sunday night, and numerous vessels ran in for shelter during that period. Seven lay all Sunday inside of Nine Mile Point, and a dozen more in the harbor. The gale was not strong enough to cause disaster and no accidents have taken place. The wind having lulled down during Sunday night, a large fleet started yesterday morning, and the harbor is again clear of sailing crafts. Among the boats which sought shelter was the tug Wales with two large barges, loaded with lumber, from Oswego for Toronto, in tow. These left with the rest yesterday morning.

The R.M. steamer Kingston left for Montreal on Sunday morning, being the first passenger boat to pass down the river.

The propeller Avon was launched from the Marine Railway on Saturday, where she had been thoroughly over-hauled during the winter. She comes out almost new and stauncher than ever. The schr. Princess Alexandra has been hauled out for slight repairs and a good caulking.

The following vessels reported inwards yesterday, all consigned to Calvin & Breck at Garden Island:- Barque Alexander, Hamilton, 13,000 feet of oak timber, since cleared for Hamilton again; schooner Mary Taylor (first cargo,) Hamilton, 2,810 pipe staves and 27,510 West India staves; barque Southampton, Hamilton, 258 pieces or 16,000 feet of oak timber - since cleared for Port Dalhousie; Amongst the clearances yesterday were the schooners Eureka and Minerva Cook for Toronto, and schooner Fuo Follet for Bath, all light.

The steamer Bay of Quinte has been crowded with cattle during the last two trips. On Saturday evening the strs. Watertown and Pierrepont took a load to the Cape. This seems to have exhausted the stocks, for there were none brought into the city on Monday, except the lot on the Bay of Quinte. It is expected that hardly another load can be scared up, particularly if the Yankees put a duty on live stock.

Ontario Steamboat Line - The first steamer of the American Express Line, the Ontario, was to leave Charlotte today for Oswego, Kingston and Ogdensburg. She will leave Oswego on Tuesdays and Fridays going down the lake, and on Mondays and Thursdays going up, until the 17th of May, when the Bay State will be ready to form a daily line.

The Canals - The St. Lawrence Canals are not yet open for traffic. The water is to be let in today, and tomorrow they will be thrown open for steamers. The steamer Kingston, which passed down on Saturday, it was thought, would have no trouble in running the Rapids. A steamer of the Royal Mail Line will arrive up as soon as the Canals open. The steamer St. Helen leaves Montreal on Thursday, so as to reach Kingston on Saturday morning - her advertised time. A despatch from Cornwall states that the Canal there is free of ice, and the steamer Boquet ? passed through on Friday.

Port Stanley Items - April 26th - The side-wheel steamer Silver Spray came in on Thursday from the Welland Canal; she plies on the route from Goderich to Inverhuron and Saugeen during this summer.

Mr. Thomas Wrong, agent for the Provincial Insurance Company, reports this morning that the following schooners are ashore, viz. - The Tom Wrong, with lumber, at Fairport, Ohio; also the schooner Starlight, from Burwell to Cleveland, at same point, having lost the cook overboard. The schooner Jennie P. Mack, waterlogged at Vermilion; and the schr. Annette Davis, at Cleveland harbor; all are insured. Fears are entertained they will sustain damage from the prevailing northerly winds and sea on the south shore.

Vessels Passing Through The Welland Canal - St. Catherines, April 27th - Prop. Whitby, St. Catherines to Montreal, flour; schr Clyde, Toronto to Georgian Bay, no cargo; April 28th - Schrs. M.F. Merrick, Kingston to Saugeen, no cargo; H.C. Winslow, Kingston to Detroit, potatoes; Monitor, Ogdensburg to Cleveland, iron ore; Mediator, Clayton to Saugeen, merchandize; Sam Lunnie, Toronto to Erie, lumber; Wild Rover, Ogdensburg to Cleveland, iron ore; M.L. Collins, Ogdensburgh to Toledo, no cargo; Leader, Ogdensburgh to Toledo, no cargo; bark Advance, Kingston to Chicago, no cargo; schr. Brooklyn, Toledo to Ogdensburgh, sundries.

-Imports - 30.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 May 1866