The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 21, 1871

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p.2 Shipping News - At J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf the tug Wren arrived on Saturday with two barges containing 800 tons steel railway rails, and left the same evening to return to Montreal with three barges, containing 42,000 bushels of wheat. The schooners Annandale and Alpha are loading steel railway rails for Hamilton. The schooner Gallatin is loading 200 tons pig iron for Chicago at $1 gold, f.o.b.

At Swift's wharf the steamers Spartan and Athenian passed down yesterday morning, and the Passport up. The steamer City of London passed up last night from Montreal to Toledo.

At Gurney & Glidden's wharf the steam barge Nile and steam-barge Robert Anglin arrived on Saturday evening from the Rideau with shingle bolts, and left again the same evening for Cape Vincent. The Elswood arrived from the Rideau on Saturday night with a barge containing iron ore and cordwood. The Charger left on Saturday night for Cleveland with 350 tons iron ore.

The Yacht Race - The race on Saturday between the yachts Power and Truant, resulted once more in favour of the latter. It is pretty well known by this time, that the relative merits of the two boats are altogether dependent upon the wind. In a heavy breeze the Power can walk away from the Truant with the greatest ease, but with light winds the latter has it all its own way. Thus on Saturday there was a fresh breeze when the boats started, which enabled the Power to take the lead, which she did, and maintained it until near the buoy at Four Mile Point, when the wind lulled, and the Truant passed her and rounded the buoy first. In the stretch back a cap-ful of wind enabled the Power to pass the Truant, and once more take the lead. This was, however, but a short success; the wind again died away, the Truant again passed the Power, and continued ahead to the finish. We understand that there will be another race between these boats on Wednesday next, but it will excite no particular interest, as the victory will be determined by the amount of wind prevailing at the time. The race had no connection with the previous race, which was not protested, the Truant being fairly the winner, and so determined.

Discharged - The Captain of the schooner Three Friends, in the forecastle of which the rope stolen from the schooner Garibaldi was found, was examined at the police court on Saturday, before his Worship the Mayor, and discharged, as it appeared the rope was put there altogether without the captain's knowledge.

Grain Arrivals - The following arrived at the M.T. Company's wharf today and yesterday:- The Jane McLeod, from Milwaukee, with 12,500 bushels wheat; the James Platt, from the same port, with 22,493 bushels wheat; the C. Jeffery, from Port Dalhousie, with 10,036 bushels wheat; the Charlotte Raab, from Chicago, with 12,700 bushels wheat; and the Atmosphere, from Milwaukee, with 15,300 bushels wheat. The barge McArthur, with 15,300 bushels wheat, and the Dreadnought, with 10,000 bushels, will leave tonight for Montreal.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 21, 1871