The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Nov 1867

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p.2 Port of Kingston - inwards, outwards - 9.

Imports - 9.

The Harbor - The gale partially subsided on Saturday, but a heavy sea still prevailed outside Nine Mile Point. Several steamers have passed down since Friday, but the propellers St. Lawrence and Enterprize, bound upwards, were still windbound here on Saturday evening. The cargo of the Enterprize, which encountered the gale on Thursday night, was not damaged to the extent supposed. Only a few bushels of grain comparatively have been lost.

The steamer Spartan, whose detention at Toronto owing to the gale we reported, arrived here about midnight on Friday, having left Toronto at 9 a.m. The Passport, which left Toronto on Friday afternoon, reached here at the usual hour next morning.

A few of the sailing vessels are lying up for the season, and a general inactivity is noticeable in the harbor, as if in preparation for the general close of navigation some time next month. The schooners Lily and Helen are lying dismantled and deserted in the slip at the foot of William street, and the barque Waterwitch lies at the railway track in front of the market battery, stripped of her rigging. Other vessels will lie up during the present week.

The Kingston - We learn by telegraph that the steamer Kingston was removed on Saturday morning from her position in the bay near Edwardsburg, and steamed up to Prescott, where she discharged her freight, and left on her return to Montreal, to be put into dry dock for repairs. A couple of the small pumps were quite able to carry off the leakage of water. She is likely before this time to be safely in the dock, and may be expected up again about Wednesday.

-V.P.T.W.C. - 8th - schr. Victor, Kingston to Cleveland; brig Mariner, Kingston to Detroit; schr. Winslow, Kingston to Cleveland; schr. Morning Light, Kingston to Chicago; schr. P. Hanneck, Kingston to Chicago; schr. J. Rumball, Kingston to Goderich; bark Canada, Kingston to Wallaceburg; schr. Star of the North, Kingston to Detroit; prop. East, Kingston to Chicago.

The Welland Canal - St. Catherines, Nov. 8th - The break in the Welland Canal has been repaired, and navigation was resumed this afternoon.

-From Burwell Harbor - closed because of sand bar.

-The accident to the steamer Kingston is produced as another argument in favor of the belief held by men well acquainted with river navigation, that the bottom of iron boats should be protected by lining either inside or outside of 6" boat planking.

-More Disasters Below - str. Renaud aground near Point Levis.

-6 barges foundered in gale on Lake of Two Mountains, but kept afloat by lumber cargo.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Nov 1867