The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), July 3, 1846

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p.3 It is but a few days since we recorderd that a schooner laden with flour had been wrecked near this place. Another, we are sorry to say, having on board 6,500 bushels of wheat was wrecked at the same place three or four days ago. The schooner with the cargo, was brought down to the mouth of the Canal, and since the day before yesterday the town has presented an unusual degree of activity - carts and wagons being in general requisition to convey to the respective granaries, the wheat - which was sold for the benefit of the Insurance Company, and heavily speculated in by numbers from the town and country. The article was a good deal soaked, but we understand the most part of it could (with a great deal of trouble of course) be saved. The average selling price was 1s. 3d. per bushel. The spot so fatal to craft is about 3 miles above this, and is designated Crab Island. The Island does not now exist, but some of our octogenarians recollect the time that it did exist. The water now covers it, and the current foams over the rocky bottom with great strength. Rafts have frequently been delayed there for days. [Cornwall Observer]

The British Queen, belonging to John McDonnell, Esq., of Kingston, leaves our harbor for Kingston, Canada, with the following cargo:- 2087 barrels of pork, 895 barrels of flour, 4 barrels and 16 kegs lard, 4 hhds. of hams, and had she been laden entirely with flour, could have carried five hundred barrels more. This fine brig has been built in the past winter to suit the enlarged locks of the Welland Canal, and probably carries as large a cargo as that navigation will permit. The value of the cargo at the present low prices for produce exceeds $21,000. We wish the enterprising owner of the brig full freights never below present rates, and winds always from the right quarter to give her quick passages, and the more of such vessels they send us the better, particularly if they are laden by purchasers on Canadian account. [Cleveland Herald]

Port of Kingston - Arrived

June 30th - schr. Edith, Port Hope, 6014 bush. wheat, 3 bbls. potash, McPherson & Crane.

Schr. Maid, Humber, 1258 bbls. flour, Hooker & Henderson; 192, Jones & Walker.

Str. George Clinton.

Str. Lady of the Lake.

Str. Niagara.

July 1st - str. Ireland, Toronto, 330 bbls. flour, Jones & Walker; 207 do., Quebec Forwarding Co.; 405 do., Hooker & Henderson; 503 do., McPherson & Crane; 118 bbls. pork, 18 beef, J.D. Bryce & Co.

Schr. Jesse, St. Catharines, 327 bbls. flour, Jones & Walker; 4200 bush. wheat, Muir & Levett.

schr. Merchant Miller, St. Catharines, 1293 bbls. flour, Jones & Walker; 5 do., H. & S. Jones; 190 do., McPherson & Crane.

str. Gildersleeve.

schr. Durham, Clayton.

schr. Helen Mar.

str. St. Lawrence.

str. Lady of the Lake.

July 2nd - schr. W.H. Merritt, Thorold, 440 bbls. flour, McPherson & Crane; 559 do., Hooker & Henderson.

schr. Defiance, Toronto, 18,666 bricks, Angus McLeod.

barque Grampus, Hamilton, 239 pcs. oak, E.G. Merrick & Co.

str. Island Queen.

schr. Queen Victoria, Port Dalhousie, 133 pcs. oak, Calvin, Cook & Co.

schr. Col. Powers, Oswego.

str. Rochester.

str. St. Lawrence.

str. George Clinton.

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Argus (Kingston, ON), July 3, 1846