The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1871

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p.2 Shipping News - At J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf the propeller Enterprise arrived from Port Dalhousie with 20,120 bushels corn. The bark St. Lawrence arrived from Chicago with 22,000 bushels corn. The schooner Jane McLeod arrived from Toledo with 13,800 bushels wheat. The tug Victory arrived from Montreal with three barges containing iron ore, pig iron and railway iron. The schooner Charger is loading 330 tons iron ore for Cleveland. The Victory will leave this evening for Montreal with 50,000 bushels wheat and corn.

At Carruthers' wharf the schooner Jessie Brown arrived from South Bay with produce. She has gone on the ways at the shipyard to be overhauled. The Rochester is engaged to convey the Bay of Quinte Artillery to the camp at Cobourg and the steamer Bay of Quinte is supplying her place.

At Swift's wharf the propeller Mary Ward, Passport and Athenian passed down yesterday and today, and the Abyssinian, Corinthian, St. Helen, Bristol and Georgian up. The City of London passed down. She will lighten at Prescott 1,000 barrels of pork for Ottawa.

At Gurney and Glidden's wharf the tug Elswood arrived yesterday from the Rideau with two barges with iron ore. The Kitty Friel and one barge laden with railway ties and fence posts arrived and left for Cape Vincent. The steam barge Nile and two barges left on Saturday evening for Merrickville with coal; the schooner Gazelle left on Saturday evening with lumber for Oswego.

The St. Louis papers are very happy over the result of a shipment of corn from that city to Liverpool by what they call the great "Through Water Path." The cargo was mixed corn raised in Illinois and shipped down the Mississippi by barge to New Orleans, where it was run into an elevator. It remained in the elevator two or three weeks, and on the 24th June was spouted into an iron steamer, which carried it to Liverpool in twenty-four days, the mercury standing at 94 when it was put on board. There were nearly nineteen thousand bushels of it in one mass; yet notwithstanding the hot weather, it reached its destination in such excellent order that it outsold corn of the same sort arriving from Chicago by two shillings and sixpence on the quarter. The St. Louis Democrat thinks this experiment is sufficient to justify the owners of the Liverpool and New Orleans line of iron steamers in building enough vessels to form a daily line to Liverpool, to be supported by the exports of St. Louis.

The Welland Canal -The Toronto Telegraph brings some serious charges against the Superintendent of the Welland Canal, alleging him to be guilty of malfeasance, and charging him with allowing the canal to fall out of proper repair. It says:- "From Port Dalhousie to Port Colborne the canal is in a shockingly dilapidated condition. All the way from Dalhousie to Allanburg the locks are fast going to decay, and - what is infinitely worse - so long as Mr. Woodruff is superintendent, there is no hope of their ever being repaired. The beams are rotten to the core, the chains and gearing are out of order, the gates are almost useless, the waste weirs are going to the dogs, and take it for all and all, a more wretchedly mismanaged public work, there is not, we suppose, in the wide world. The consequence is that all the factories in the neighbourhood of St. Catharines and Thorold are either thrown idle or compelled to work on half or quarter time, owing to the scarcity of water in the canal."

Kingston Regatta - The yacht Dauntless, of Quebec, intends competing for the championship of the Lakes at the Kingston regatta on the 26th inst., and the owner of the Ina, of Toronto, has signified his intention of entering his yacht.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1871