The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), May 22, 1846

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p.2 On Monday night the Gildersleeve, on her downward trip, came in contact with the Canada, at Point Mouille, on Lake St. Francis, and severely damaged the other boat, the wheel, crank and shaft of which were broken, and some farther injury sustained by her. The Canada, we are informed, has been taken to Lachine to be repaired. Rumor attributes the accident to the mismanagement of the Pilot on board the Gildersleeve. Ten days or a fortnight will probably be spent in repairing the damage.

p.3 Mr. Henry Richardson, Captain of the Transit, Henry Popplewell, David Russell, first Engineer, and John Leach, second Engineer of the said boat, have been held to Bail before the Board of Police, Niagara, to appear at the next Assizes, for obstructing the Sheriff in the Execution of his duty. At this stage of the proceedings it might interfere with the administration of justice were we to enter into particulars, but we may observe that the affair has grown out of the opposition carried on between the steamers of "Admiral" Bethune and those of "Commodore" Richardson, which opposition is carried on in such a spirit as to become a nuisance to the public. [Niagara Chronicle]

Low Water in Lake Erie.

The Buffalo Commercial Advertiser of the 25th says: - One of two things urge themselves upon the owners of lake marine. They must either have more water or boats of lighter draught, to do business profitably. The best ports on the lake are now inaccessible to the larger class of steamers, and many others cannot be entered at all, if a cargo is aboard. The B. Hill, which on the Toledo line, and a boat of medium size and draught of water, during her present trip, brought only half her accustomed load in consequence of the low state of the water. The only freight she had on was obtained at Toledo, which place she left with a view to complete her cargo at Cleveland, but upon coming to that place it was found impracticable to get over the bar with any additional freight, and she came on through as above. Many of the larger boats must experience much inconvenience, until the June rise takes place, or channels have been dredged out to admit them.

Port of Kingston - Arrived.

May 19th - Str. Gildersleeve.

Str. Highlander.

Schr. Sophia, St. Catharines, 730 barrels flour, Jones & Walker; 300 do. McPherson & Crane.

Schr. C.J. Robinson, Toronto, 76 bbls. flour, 43 kegs butter, McPherson & Crane; 1350 bbls. flour, Hooker & Henderson.

Schr. Europe, Toronto, 1800 bbls. flour, Quebec Forwarding Co.

Schr. Telegraph, Hamilton, 381 bbls. flour, Sanderson & Murray; 564 do. Jones & Walker.

Schr. Shamrock, Rond Eau, 4352 bush. wheat, 150 bbls. pork, 8 do. lard, 10 hhds. tobacco, McPherson & Crane.

Schr. Adventure, 1147 bush. wheat, 20 bbls. flour, Jones & Walker.

Schr. Defiance, Toronto, 400 bbls. flour, McPherson & Crane.

Schr. Ellen, Port Hope, 308 barrels flour, 2542 bush. wheat, Quebec Forwarding Co.

Schr. Hannah, Cobourg, 600 bbls. flour, 7 bbls. potash, H. & S. Jones.

Schr. Briton, Brighton, 332 bbls. flour, McPherson & Crane.

Str. Sovereign, Lewiston, 60 bbls. pork, Mr. Hilliard.

Schr. Mosell, Rochester, 1001 bbls. flour, H. & S. Jones.

Str. Rochester.

Schr. D.W. Church, 750 bush. barley, Jones & Walker; 938 bush. barley, 779 do. rye, James Morton; 50 bbls. salt, Oliphant & Watt.

Str. Niagara.

Shipments from Port of Kingston.

By H. & S. Jones.

18th May.

Str. Dart, 616 barrels flour, Thomas Kay & Co.

Str. Princess Royal, 500 bbls. flour, I. Buchanan & Co.

Barge Brinley, 563 bbls. flour, I. Buchanan & Co.; 139 bbls. flour, J.R. Orr; 23 bbls. flour, H. Jones & Co.

Barge Cadmus, 192 bbls. flour, order; 512 bbls. flour, H. Jones & Co.;18 bbls. ashes, Thomas Kay & Co.; 193 bbls. flour, D.P. Jones & Co.; 38 bbls ashes, J.R. Orr.

Barge Edith, 415 bbls. flour, R. Nichols; 65 bbls. flour, Thorne & Heward; 131 bbls. flour, H. Jones & Co.

By McPherson & Crane.

19th May.

Str. Mercury, 678 bbls. flour, 52 bales hemp, J. Torrance & Co.

Barge Fawn, 619 bush. wheat, McPherson, Crane & Co.; 172 bbls. flour, B. Brewster & Co.; 345 bbls. flour, Thorne & Heward; 80 bbls. flour, McPherson, Crane & Co.

Barge Don, 168 bbls. pork, Thorne & Heward; 142 bbls. flour, I. Buchanan & Co.; 202 bbls. flour, McPherson, Crane & Co.

Barge Alert, 41 casks high wines, McPherson, Crane & Co.;154 bbls. flour, W. Bradbury; 2000 bush. wheat, McPherson, Crane & Co.

20th May

Str. Juno, 288 bbls. flour, Gillespie, Moffatt & Co.; 189 bbls. flour, C. Geddes; 362 bbls. flour, McPherson, Crane & Co.; 40 bbls. flour, Hilliard & Walker.

Str. Bytown, 284 bbls. flour, J.R. Orr; 116 bbls. flour, Thorne & Heward; 150 bbls. flour, Gillespie, Moffatt & Co.; 165 bbls., Tobin & Murison; 11 bbls. ashes, McPherson, Crane & Co.; 2 bbls. ashes, Hutchins, Bliss & Co.

Barge Thistle, 4342 bush. wheat, McPherson, Crane & Co.; 118 bbls. flour, order.

Barge Cleveland, 1400 bbls. flour, order.

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Argus (Kingston, ON), May 22, 1846