Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 21, 1862
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p.2 The schooner Flying Cloud of Toronto, while passing Simcoe Island on Sunday, with a strong west wind, was struck aback by a sudden change of wind to the north, and was obliged to throw out her anchor to endeavor to prevent drifting ashore. While dragging anchor the centreboard struck the ground and drove up, tearing a portion of the deck and causing the vessel to leak. The waves at the time were washing completely over the decks. A flag of distress having been hoisted, the propeller Colonist went to the schooner's relief, and towed her out from the shore, whence she made sail and came into port. Only about 134 bushels of grain were injured.

The Accident To the Steamer Arabian - collapsed flue near River du Loup, certificate from inspector of steamboats.

Imports - 20.


Kingston and Cape Vincent Ferry - Change of Hours

The steamer Pierrepont, C. Hinckley, Jr., Master, (Via Wolfe Island Canal), will leave Kingston daily (Sundays excepted) at 9 a.m., and 4:15 p.m., on arrival of Grand Trunk Railroad, Bay of Quinte and River boats, meeting the night Train for Rome and Properties for Oswego and western ports.

Will leave Cape Vincent at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., on arrival of the Train from Rome.

For Freight or Passage apply to G.M. Kinghorn, United States Wharf, or on board.

Kingston, 20th October, 1862


For Ship's Standing Rigging, Jib Stays, etc.

The subscriber informs the owners and masters of vessels, that he has been appointed by Binks & Brothers, of London, makers to the Admiralty, their agent for Western Canada for the sale of their Patent Wire Rope. This rope costs one quarter less than hemp rope, is more durable, is always taut, and is much neater than the old style. The barque British Lion is fitted up with wire rope furnished by these manufacturers.

The following are the circumferences of rope manufactured by Binks & Brothers:- 1 1/2, 1 3/4, 2, 2 1/4, 2 1/2, 2 3/4, 3, 3 1/4, 3 1/2, 3 3/4, 4, 4 1/4, 4 1/2, 4 3/4, and 5 inches.

Price Lists and all further information can be obtained on applications to

R. Gaskin, Agent for Western Canada. Kingston, Oct. 20th

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 21, 1862