The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 13, 1870

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p.2 Excursion - The steam barge Robert Anglin, with a small party on board, made a moonlight excursion about the harbour, and up the lake last evening.

The Disputed Yacht Race - The challenge Yacht race for $50, which arose out of a dispute as to the second class race, in the recent regatta, between the Hard Tack and the Belle, did not come off yesterday as arranged. The former was in her position at the proper time, but the latter put in no appearance.

Apples For Montreal - Shipments of apples are daily being made from Charlotte to Montreal. During the past few days about 100 barrels of this fruit have been deposited by the steamer Rochester on the St. Lawrence wharf for transhipment by bags down the St. Lawrence.

American Revenue Cutter - The American revenue cutter, Simon P. Chase, from Ogdensburgh, rounded Point Frederick yesterday afternoon about three o'clock, and after running across the channel within three or four hundred feet of the harbour, changed her course and proceeded up Lake Ontario. The British Union Jack and the United States colours, Stars and Stripes, were displayed from the mainmast.


A few days since the United States Government, desirous of moving a couple of companies of Infantry from the upper part of Lake Erie to Sackets Harbour took it for granted that they could use our canals for such purpose, totally oblivious of the inconvenience to which our troops were put by their courtesy in the matter of the Red River Expedition, and made out the requisitions to have them forwarded by the North Western Transport Line of Propellers. But the best laid schemes of men and mice aft gang agee. When the aforesaid troops got as far as the Welland Canal they were stopped, not having any permit from the Canadian Government. They accordingly had to return to Buffalo, and from thence were forwarded by rail to Charlotte the port of Rochester. Now they thought all was right and that they would quietly go to Sackets Harbour by steamboat. Here again Uncle Sam was at fault; he has not a steamboat running on Lake Ontario, and as he will not allow a Canadian steamer to call at two of his ports in succession, the steamer Rochester by which he expected to send them and which had been ordered by the Customs authorities of Oswego a few days before not to land coasting passengers there, could not take them, and not daring to trust them in a Canadian port, the troops were ignominiously stored in a warehouse at Charlotte, waiting for a practicable route to their port of destination and meditating on international courtesy as practiced by the "most enlightened government on the face of the earth." [Belleville Intelligencer]

The Sault Ste Marie Canal - The Lake Superior Miner announces that the plans for the improvements and enlargement of the Sault Ste. Marie Canal, have been decided upon, and the work will be pushed forward to completion as rapidly as possible. The entire work, which consists of widening and deepening the canal, and building a new basin, will occupy two years; cost $240,000; Congress at its last session granting $150,000.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 13, 1870