The Maritime History of the Great Lakes

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p.2 Collins Bay, April 29th - ....The Frenchmen have returned and are busy getting the rafts in readiness. All of the boats belonging to the Leslie company have gone to the upper lakes to load lumber.

p.4 Thousand Island Park, April 29th - .....The str. Islander is carrying large quantities of freight just now. The steambarge Coaster arrived yesterday evening with 50 cords of wood for W.F. Newton....

p.5 The Late William Graham - engaged as carpenter on the str. Great Britain when the governor was left on the dock at Niagara; entered the dockyard and remained there three years and was on the Queen at the battle of the Windmill at Prescott; moved to Portsmouth when it was expected that parliament would be located in Kingston.

Late Local Intelligence - On Tuesday last a contingent of Indians arrived from Caughnawaga to go into the rafting business at Garden Island for Calvin & Son. Before going to the island they purchased forty pairs of long boots from W. Adams. More timber will be rafted this year than last.


The Garden Island fleet left for up the lake yesterday afternoon.

Prop. Rosedale arrived Friday from Toledo, with 62,000 bushels corn.

Str. Bannockburn arrived on Sunday from Toledo with 57,800 bushels of grain.

The steamer Alexandria, of Trenton, made her first trip down the river yesterday.

Anson Cartwright, Belleville, has purchased the steamer Curlew from Kingston parties.

The schr. Two Brothers is in from Consecon and Belleville with 5,000 bushels of rye and peas.

The sloop Madcap has wheat from Hay Bay and the sloop Idlewild has peas and buckwheat from bay ports.

The schrs. Oliver Mowat, Jamieson and Kate Eccles were in from bay and lake ports with grain for the M.T. Co.

Str. North King left Kingston for the route between Port Hope and Rochester on Sunday. She is fitted up in very fine style.

The directors of the Upper Canada tract society are considering the important step of providing a "Sailor's Rest" for the sailors in Kingston.

The sloop Laura D., South Bay, 2,200 bushels rye, and the schr. Pilot, bay points, with 2,100 bushels wheat, are reported at Richardson's.

Cleared from Garden Island, April 29th: str. D.D. Calvin, schr. Ceylon, barge Augustus for Toledo, light, to load timber for Garden Island.

The Calvin company's raft No. 1, containing ten drams of timber, left Garden Island Tuesday evening for Quebec in tow of the str. Traveller.

Capt. J.H. Scott is again on the steamer Persia this season. The steamer passed down for Montreal on Sunday from Hamilton, her first trip of the season.

Capt. Joseph Dix's new steamer Valaria will make the trip between Gananoque and Clayton in fifteen minutes, less time this year than the old steamer Lorelei did it in.

Str. Campana has arrived in Kingston and gone into the drydock to be cut in two and taken down the canals to be used on the line between Quebec and the gulf ports.

The prop. G.W. Morley, Chicago, 40,000 bushels corn, at the M.T. Co., and str. Lindsay, 50,000 bushels corn and consort Youell, 51,000 bushels corn, Chicago, at K. & M.F. Co., Portsmouth, arrived this morning.

The board of trade will petition the Dominion gov't to undertake the deepening of the channel of the harbor, north of Cataraqui bridge, to a uniform depth of fourteen feet or more so far, at least, as will allow access to one of the sites selected for the steel works.

The str. John Rugee is on the bottom in Welland canal on account of low water and a lighter is alongside of her unloading two or three hundred tons of coal. The steamer Denver managed to get through Saturday night after lightening 200 tons and assisted by two tugs. All down bound fleet lightened up to thirteen feet.

The steamer Algona was launched in Johnston's shipyard, Clayton, where she had been hauled out for repairs. The repairs consist of an addition of ten feet on the bow and a general rebuilding. A new wheel was also put on. Nearly $1,000 was expended. The carrying capacity is 350 passengers. The Algona is owned by Capt. James Fox, of Massena, and runs between Ogdensburg and Fort Covington.

A Large Fleet.

Toledo, April 26th - The largest fleet of Canadian vessels that has struck this harbor in many years arrived here this morning from Kingston. The fleet consists of the steamers Glengarry, Clinton and Armenia, and the schooners J.G. Worts, Minnedosa, Grimsby, Lisgar, Valencia, Norway, Muskoka and Waubaushene, eleven in all. Three of the vessels will load square oak timber for Garden Island and the other eight boats will load corn for Kingston. The fleet will take out of this port about 250,000 bushels of corn. The harbor tugs were busy all the morning getting the Canadians up from the lake and transferred to their respective docks, elevators and loading places.

p.6 Sunk In Lake Huron - Sand Beach, Mich., May 1st - The str. A. Everett, Chicago to Buffalo, with 48,000 bushels of corn, was sunk by the ice in Lake Huron, 20 miles above Pointe aux Barques, Tuesday night. The crew were picked up. The Everett was owned by P.J. Minch, Cleveland, and was valued at $50,000.



Toledo, April 29th - The steam barge Sakie Shepherd sunk about five miles off Turtle Island in Lake Erie Saturday. She was loaded with salt, and bound for Toledo. A leak was sprung in the morning, and a heavy sea running, the captain and several of the crew put off for Vienna, Mich., for help. While they were away the sea washed away some of the upper works, and the vessel sank rapidly. Albert Hamlin, the engineer, and the cook, named Brown, were left on the boat. The tug Roy went out for the wrecked men. Hamlin was found on the roof of the cabin almost dead from fright and quite out of his head. He was brought to this city. When he was able to talk he said Brown had jumped overboard during the afternoon, after putting a life preserver around him. No trace of Brown was found.

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