The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 10, 1857

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p.3 Marine Intelligence

The Buffalo Times, of the 7th instant, says:-

We learn that the Canal from this city to Rochester is in a good navigable condition, and boats are passing freely. A tug has been placed on the Tonawanda Creek to tow vessels to and fro, the high water having flooded the tow-path with ice, rendering horses unavailable. Quite a number of boats arrived today and others are on the way - all the boats have passed out of the Creek bound east. At Mohawk Flats we learn it is all frozen soldid, but hopes are still entertained that most of the produce now afloat will be got through.

A Large Load - The steamer International, the new steam-ferry plying between this city and the Buffalo and Lake Huron Railroad at Fort Erie, brought over on Saturday 1989 live hogs, the largest number ever brought to this market in one load. We understand that this road is now doing a very large and lucrative business.

The Propeller Mineral Rock has arrived at Cleveland from Lake Superior. A letter to Captain Spaulding, late master of the Propeller City of Superior, states that that vessel is a total wreck at Copper Harbor, and is fast breaking up. Capt. Northrop writes that the live stock, about 400 bags and 300 barrels, had been gotten off, with some of the furniture, and a portion of the engine, when it came on to blow. The Propeller changed her place on the rocks, and commenced going to pieces. A large portion of the most valuable part of the cargo had been broken into and robbed - no doubt by the crew before she was abandoned! This is an extraordinary case on these lakes and deserves prompt attention. Work still continues in endeavoring to save from the wreck as it comes ashore.

A despatch from Port Colborne states that the schooner Shickaluna had been gotten off, and had arrived at that port.

Imports - 9.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 10, 1857