The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 May 1875

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p.2 Passing Through the Welland Canal

Port Dalhousie, May 8th - Up:

First In - The first vessels of the season with cargoes from the "raging canawl" are today reported - the steam barges Water Lily and Gipsey Queen, laden with staves - and staving good loads, too - for Cape Vincent. A large mosquito fleet is reported on the advance, though the wood trade is duller than ever known. There is a great quantity of wood piled on the Rideau banks, and offered as low as $2 a cord, but buyers are scarce.


Wrecking Operations - The gales continue to keep up a lively wrecking season. In the storm of Saturday night the schooner Light Guard, for Ogdensburg with corn went ashore on Amherst Island. She was two feet out of water. As soon as word reached port. Capt. Allen went to her with tug and lighter and got her off safely last night. The vessel and cargo are both sound. This success was a fortunate one.

Capt. Donnelly with the steamers H.A. Calvin and Chieftain went back to the wreck of the Star at the Ducks on Saturday night and today at 11 o'clock brought her into port. She leaked very much, being badly strained. The big pump was barely able to keep her dry, and had to be put under her to prevent her sinking. She is now lashed alongside the R.R. esplanade, with one pump at work constantly. As soon as her balance of cargo of iron is unshipped she will be hauled out at the Marine Railway for repairs. The iron will be sent to Belleville by the schooner Benedict. The Star was for six months on the rocks. The schr. Babineau & Gaudry, which went ashore in the same gale, is still helpless on Amherst Island. The tug Mixer goes up to her again tonight. The schr. Jessie Macdonald is so high up on Belle's Island that 20 such storms as that of Saturday would not rock her.

p.3 The Harbor - arrivals and departures.

-Imports - 7,8.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 May 1875