The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1872

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p.1 str. Norfolk to start running between Trenton and Picton this week.

-Marine - tug Wales on rock at mouth of Muskoka River; tug sent from Collingwood to assist.

-sch. Eliza Fisher, aground for 6 months, pulled off by H.A. Calvin.

-collision on St. Clair Flats between bark Maria Martin and bark Red, White & Blue -both damaged.

-sch. Onward sprang a leak in Welland Canal.

-sch. W.O. Brown ashore at Fighting Island, Detroit River but got off; sch. St. Andrews aground in Detroit River, pulled off.

-schooners Evaline, Czar and Powhatan damaged.

p.3 Harbor Improvement - many shoals unprotected by buoys; the city will have to make improvements if it wants to secure transhipping business.

-Explosion at Buffalo - tug Compound blew her boiler, several injured.

-Hamilton - The China A Great Success As a Carrier - Creditable to Power & Co.

Hamilton May 11 - The China left Toledo today with 19,000 bushels. The Captain states that had there been sufficient water in the harbor to load her down to 10 feet, he could easily have taken 500 bushels more. This is the largest cargo by one thousand bushels ever taken through the Welland Canal.

-Garden Island - arrivals and departures; The Olive Branch is a new fore-and-aft schooner, purchased this spring by Capt. Joseph Dix, of this place. She has a capacity of over 8000 bushels of wheat, and is a very handsome vessel in every particular.

-V.P.T.W.C. - 10.

-Imports - 11.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1872