The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1869

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p.2 The Steamer Rochester - Workmen are still busily engaged on board the steamer Rochester, and the painters are putting on the finishing touches. Her owners inform us that in all probability she will not be able to replace the steamer Bay of Quinte until Thursday next, certainly not until Wednesday, consequently that vessel will continue her trips as usual.

A Quick Trip - The schooner Defiance left here on Thursday evening with stone for Toronto. She arrived back at 2 o'clock today, with a return cargo of wheat.

Shipping News - A large number of vessels arrived in port yesterday, having taken advantage of the prevailing fair wind. During the greater portion of the day the harbour, and as far as the eye could see out on the lake, presented an animated scene, dotted with sails, each striving to be first at their respective wharves here. Several sails passed the port bound probably for Ogdensburgh and Clayton. At one time nineteen sails were visible, among which was a large bark, probably the Cecilia, becalmed in the offing yesterday morning, awaiting the breeze which presently sprung up and wafted them past the port. Merchants and forwarders have their hands full today. The following vessels arrived at Garden Island yesterday: The bark Canada, timber, Bear Creek; bark Clyde, timber, Bear Creek; bark Louisa, timber, Bear Creek; brig H. Roney, timber, Toledo; bark George Thurston, timber, Bear Creek; bark Andrew Stevens, staves, Toledo; brig Sir E. Napier, timber, Bear Creek; schooner Princess Alexandria, staves, Lake Erie; brig Florence, staves, Hamilton; schooner Helen, staves, Hamilton; schooner Tranchemontagne, staves, Lake Erie; schooner Marco Polo, staves, Hamilton; New Dominion, Quebec, staves, Hamilton; bark Prince of Wales, timber, Lake Erie. Arrived at the same port today, the schooner Trade Wind, staves, Hamilton; schooner Arctic, staves, Lake Erie; the schooner Kate Bully, Sarnia, timber. The following vessels arrived at Glassford & Jones' wharf yesterday: The schooner Prince Edward, Toronto, with 3,000 bush wheat; Ocean Wave, Toronto, 5,600 bush wheat; Kate Hinchman, Chicago, 15,500 bush corn; brig Northumberland, Chicago, 14,500 bush corn; schooner George D. Dousman, Chicago, 16,500 bush wheat; Eureka, Toronto, 10,000 bush wheat; Nemesis, Kincardine, 4,300 bush wheat. On Saturday night the schooner E. Kanter arrived at the same wharf from Chicago with 14,800 bush corn. At Swif & Co's wharf - The schooner Tom Martin arrived yesterday afternoon from Cleveland with a cargo of grindstones. Two hours after her arrival she proceeded to Gananoque to discharge a part of her cargo, when she will return, and unload the remainder here, which will be forwarded to Montreal. The propeller America passed up on Saturday night. The steamers Magnet and St. Helen passed up on the same night. The propeller Bristol passed up this morning. The propeller Avon passed down on Saturday night. Three very fine barges, the Inverary, the Merrimac and the Shamrock, built by Mr. P. Fallon at Battersea for the Rideau Canal trade, finished discharging their cargo on Saturday evening at Swift's wharf and returned. These vessels are substantially built and well adapted to their trade, and are well and neatly painted. At Henderson's (Union wharf.) The schooner Nell Woodward arrived yesterday from Port Stanley with 12,000 bush wheat and peas, and the Tom Dick with peas from Picton. The barge Linnet will leave this wharf tonight for Montreal with 19,000 bush wheat and peas. The barge Lion was despatched from the same wharf this morning to the Bay of Quinte to load wheat for Carruthers and Richardson. The steam barge R. Anglin delivered a load of wood at the Penitentiary wharf this morning. The schooner Todman arrived yesterday at the M.T. Company's wharf from Toronto with 7,500 bush wheat. The schooner Avery arrived at the same wharf yesterday from Chicago with 17,500 bush wheat. The schooner Gazelle is loading rye at Kinghorn's wharf for Oswego. The steamer Osprey passed up this afternoon.

The following vessels passed through the Welland Canal, May 15th:

Down - Schs. Fulton, Bay City, Ogdensburgh, lumber; Senator Blood, Detroit, Ogdensburgh, lumber; James Cochrane, Chicago, Oswego, corn; W.W. Grant, Port Elgin, Oswego, wheat and shingles; barks Delta, Amherstburg, Kingston, timber; Monteagle, Chicago, Oswego, corn; prop Cleveland, Toledo, Ogdensburgh, gen cargo; sch. W. Ratinor, Milwaukie, Oswego, wheat; Wm. Strape, Racine, Kingston, wheat; Stafford, Vermilion, Montreal, stone; prop Georgian, Port Stanley, Montreal, gen cargo; schr. Idaho, Racine, Oswego, wheat; prop Akron, Toledo, Ogdensburgh, corn and wheat; brig Mohegan, Cassailla, Ogdensburgh, lumber; Orkney Lass, Milwaukie, Cape Vincent, wheat; schs Mary, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; China, Wallaceburg, Kingston, timber; Garibaldi, Port Stanley, Kingston, peas; Ontario, Goderich, Kingston, salt and wheat; Victor, Sarnia, Kingston, staves; bark Fanny Campbell, Toledo, Kingston, timber.

Up - Prop Prairie State, Oswego, Detroit, gen cargo; sch Gold Hunter, Cape Vincent, Walaceburg, light; bark Superior, Kingston, Detroit, light; sch. E. Hall, Darlington, Rondeau, light. At elevator schs Stampede, Dreadnought and John H. Drake.

Troops From Toronto to Montreal - on Grecian.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1869