The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 1, 1864

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p.2 The export of firewood from this part of Canada is a trade which has grown rapidly within the past two years. Toronto and Hamilton and even the distant city of Chicago, are all now being supplied in part by fire wood from the district of country below Kingston. Grain vessels instead of going empty up the lake or in ballast trim, take cargoes of hardwood, leaving the market for local consumption unusually bare....

Direct From Liverpool - The barque Etowah, direct from Liverpool, with a general cargo for the upper American lake ports, arrived here during Tuesday night, and discharged a large number of empty copper ore barrels at Messrs. Glassford & Jones' wharf, intended to receive the ore lightered from the barque Wirralite on her way to Liverpool. The Etowah, exhibiting a large display of bunting, was towed out last evening by Gordon Finkle's newly imported tug Echo as far as Four Mile Point. The barque Wavertree, belonging to the same Liverpool firm (Cunningham, Shaw & Co.), left for the upper lakes last week. Mr. J.M. Millar is the Kingston agent for this line.

The Barque Wirralite - The barque Wirralite arrived here last night direct from the Wellington mines, with a cargo of copper ore, cedar and black walnut, for the Liverpool market. She lightered about two hundred barrels of ore and a quantity of the black walnut at the wharf of Messrs. Glassford & Jones, so as to lessen her draught of water previous to her departure for Montreal. She has on board a splendid pair of young eagles taken at the mines. A portion of the cedar on board is part of old Fort Wayne, the scene of the exploits of "mad Anthony Wayne," and noted for being the chief depot whence the American army of the frontier drew its supplies during the war of 1812.

p.3 Imports - 31st - Str West, Montreal - T. Hendry & Co., 10 casks pickles, 23 bbls currants.

Str Bay of Quinte, Belleville - general cargo.

Str Ranger, Montreal - do.

Str Ottawa, Montreal - 12 pkgs mdze, J.C. & Co.; 21 do., J. McKay, jr.; 11 casks spikes, E. Berry & Co.

Barque Etowah, Liverpool and Montreal - General cargo.

Str West, Montreal - general cargo.

1st - Str Osprey, Montreal - T. Hendry & Co., 2 bbls currants.

Str Passport, Montreal - Macnee & Waddell - 3 bales, 4 cases British goods.

Str Ontario, Lewiston - D. Flynn, 13 bbls apples; G.B., 6 crates peaches; D.C., 2 bbls apples, 3 crates peaches, 1 bbl melons; B.W. Day, 1 bx; J.W. Stoakes, jr., 1 bx; J.T., 25 crates peaches; M. Mackay, 17 bbls apples.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)

Sch Minnie, Bath - 14 bbls apples, 1 do. cider.

Str Champion, Hamilton - general cargo.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 1, 1864