The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Nov 1867

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p.2 Disaster Below - Another barge has grounded at the mouth of the Lachine Canal, belonging to Messrs. Glassford, Jones & Co., and laden with 18,000 bushels of wheat. No injury will be done to vessel or cargo. The brigantine J. Langmuir, which sunk a few days since at the same place, has been raised, and reached Montreal on Friday. Her damaged wheat was sold very rapidly at 40 cents per bushel.

Accident to the Propeller Avon - When near Presque Isle on Thursday last on her downward trip from Hamilton, the propeller Avon, owned by Messrs. Jaques Tracey & Co., Montreal, had her boiler burst by keeping too great a head of steam on. The propeller St. Lawrence was at once despatched to her assistance, and reports that very little damage has been done.

* The above is taken in substance from the Toronto papers. We now learn that the accident was caused by a leak in the boiler. The boiler did not burst as reported, and the defect was repaired in about two hours. The St. Lawrence, sent to her assistance, was not required, and the Avon has reached Montreal by this time as sound as ever.

-Close of Navigation - vessels laying up.

-Port of Kingston - inwards, outwards - 18.

-Imports - 16, 18.

Accident at Port Dalhousie - The Northern Transportation Company's propeller City of New York foundered at the lighthouse near Port Dalhousie on Wednesday evening, the steam pipe having burst. A heavy sea was on. The passengers got off all safe. The propeller Cleveland tried to assist her, but could do nothing. The tug was about the lock at the time, but was got down as soon as possible, and towed her into the harbor. The man scalded was one Levi Lemon, of Sacketts Harbor, N.Y. He was intoxicated at the time of the bursting of the safety valve, having come on board at the Port, and was near the engineer.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Nov 1867