The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 May 1866

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p.3 Kingston Commerce and Marine

There were no movements of boats yesterday, and everything about the docks was dull and stupid. Of course we cannot expect the trade to be any way brisk for a week or more to come.

The R.M. steamer Grecian passed down, in the morning, with a very good load of freight and passengers, and a fair proportion from Kingston. The Passport goes up this evening.

A new vessel, the schooner North Wind, of large size, and very fine build and rig, arrived in the morning from Ogdensburg, and passed on to Chicago. She is one of the largest boats on the lakes.

-The water in the Georgian Bay is so low that last week a vessel, loaded with wheat, going into Collingwood harbour, struck at 9 1/2 feet of water, being about two feet lower than last season.


Picton April 30th - The following are the casualties from the gale of Saturday night along the Prince Edward coast, as far as heard from:- The schr. Ontario, from Toronto to Oswego, loaded with wheat and flour, lost her mainsail opposite Niagara, when she immediately made for South Bay Point. Before reaching the point she lost her foresail-jib and all her standing rigging. - She is at anchor behind South Bay Point. No damage to hull. The Oak lost her jib and foresail. She is also anchored there. The schooner John Wesley went high and dry on the Gull Bar, and was abandoned by the crew; she is light. The schooner Fairfield, of Detroit, D.L. Crocker, Ploughboy, Phoebe, Catherine, Commodore Foote, Three Bells, of Toronto, Liverpool, Brig Saxon, of Oswego, Scow Industry, Anna Moore, Dolphin, and three more, names unknown, are riding at anchor behind South Bay Point this morning. The propeller St. Lawrence had to put back to South Bay on Saturday night. She left again early this morning.

Navigation Above - Detroit, April 29th - Navigation open to Chicago. The N.T. Co's propeller Miami, arrived this morning.

Milwaukie, April 30th - The Straits of Mackinac are open. The propeller Montgomery arrived yesterday, being the first boat through.

-ad for steamer Passport.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 May 1866