The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1867

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p.2 Port of Kingston - Inwards, Nov. 21st - str. St. Helen, Montreal, gen. cargo; barge Yarrow, Montreal, no cargo; str. Magnet, Hamilton, gen. cargo.

Outwards - 21st - str. St. Helen, Montreal, gen. cargo; barge Tiger, Montreal, 4,590 bush corn; str. Bay of Quinte, Belleville, gen. cargo; str. Gazelle, Gananoque, gen. cargo.

Customs Imports - 21st - prop Enterprize, Port Dalhousie, 16,494 bushels corn, G. Chaffey & Bros.

Prop Bristol, Chicago - 11 bales dry hides, 100 bbls pork, 210 bbls alcohol, 30 bbls tallow, 132 bales broom corn, 11,000 bush corn, 1,334 hides, 616 bbls flour, G. Chaffey & Bros.

Str. Watertown, Cape Vincent - 1 box, J.K. Macaulay; 1 pkg, J. Creighton; 1 pkg, C. Elliot; 1 box, P.H. Hambly.

Str. Magnet, Montreal - 1 cask wine, officers mess, R.C. Rifles.

The Navigation

Though the weather has softened down again, the preparations for laying up the boats are proceeding. The steamer Grecian yesterday closed the operations of the Royal Mail Line for the season. The Spartan and Passport, we mentioned, were laid up at Montreal. The Champion returned to Montreal on Tuesday, finding that she could not pass through the canals on account of the ice, and has gone into winter quarters there. The Kingston arrived from Toronto on Wednesday, and the Magnet yesterday, and both are laid up at the St. Lawrence Wharf. The Banshee lies at Montreal. The remaining boat of the line, the Grecian, arrived from below yesterday, and has also gone into winter quarters here. Four boats are laid up in Montreal and three in Kingston.

The steamer Corinthian, on her way from Cobourg to Montreal to lie up, and the freight steamer Ottawa, bound downwards, both arrived on Wednesday, but on account of the reports of the canals being frozen up, they are still here (Thursday evening) awaiting orders. The steamer Empress was frozen in the Beauharnois Canal, but the late thaw would likely enable her to work her way to Montreal. Six barges of Messrs. J.H. Henderson & Co. are also frozen in the canals. The steamer City of Ottawa was frozen in the Rideau Canal at Smith's Falls on her way to Kingston. The steamer Prince of Wales is bound in the St. Anne's Locks.

The steamers Bay of Quinte and Watertown are still making their trips, though their time is irregular.... str. St. Helen passed down for Montreal; Pierrepont left with pumps for str. L. Renaud.

Vessel Accidents - The barque Andrew Stevens, which sailed a few days since for Georgian Bay, on her arrival at or near her destination ran on one of those dangerous reefs so numerous in that locality, and will doubtless fare hard ere she gets afloat, if not totally wrecked. She is a vessel twelve years old and 417 tons burthen, built at Hamilton, and owned at that port until quite recently. Being so far advanced in years it is very doubtful if she ever reaches port again. The tug B.B. Jones has gone to her relief with a steam pump.

The 3-masted schooner Albemarle is ashore near Duncan City, full of water. She is from Escanaba with a cargo of ore.

It is reported that the schooner Maid of the Mist, of St. Clair, was lost, together with all her crew, of five men, on Lake Huron, a few days since. [Detroit Post]

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1867