The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1873

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p.2 V.P.T.W.C. - 17.

-Goderich - str. Manitoba arrived from Lake Superior.

-Harbor Buoys - Mr. Smith, Inspector of Lighthouses, is putting down 16 iron buoys.

-Wrecking - Capt. Donnelly returned last night from his visit to the wreck of the Mary Ward, on Lake Huron. He found it impossible to get her off by pumping, as her hull is worn out by her rubbing on the rocks. A consultation will be held by the insurance companies before beginning further operations. This morning Messrs. Calvin & Breck's divers returned from Long Point, where they were raising iron.

p.3 Marine Notes - sch. Lumina, Capt. T.A. Houal, made a round trip from Belleville to Oswego in 30 hours; a list of vessels cleared at Chicago, and Milwaukee for Canadian ports.

-The Grain Trade - many arrivals.

-The Wreck of the Renaud - Calvin & Breck haven't been able to send any rafts down the channel since the wreck.

May 20, 1873

p.2 V.P.T.W.C. - 19.

-Marine Notes - Charters from Milwaukee and Chicago for Kingston; - Sailed From Chicago and Milwaukee to Kingston.

-Perverse Wind - grain fleet detained at Welland Canal.

-The Renaud - Capt. Donnelly, chief of Messrs. Calvin & Breck's wreckers, and Mr. Davidson, Insurance Inspector, left for Lachine today to view the wreck of the str. Renaud in the Lachine Rapids, and decide on best means of removing the obstruction her hull offers to the passage down the channel. No steamer or rafts are able to run the rapids.

-Towed In - prop. Enterprize towed in sch. Mary Battle, which lost mast on Lake Erie.

-Taken Off Safely - The sch. Surprise, which ran on Snake Island shoal, and was taken off by one of Capt. Allen's tugs, is found to have sustained little injury.

-Imports - 20.

p.3 Hauled Out - sch. Wm. Elgin at Wm. Power & Co's shipyard.

-Launch - of Starling at Roblin's Mills by J. Tait.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1873