The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 4, 1872

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p.1 According to a Buffalo paper Lake Ontario has a monster wallowing about in it. It was seen lifting itself to the height of fifty feet out of the water, bellowing and blowing water, at the same time lashing the water to a foam. This is pleasant for those who may live on the lake shore. It is surprising these wonderful sights should always be seen from the Yankee side.

-rivalry between Oswego and Buffalo over their canals - [Globe]

p.2 Marine News

Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - The schr. George C. Finney, from Chicago, with 20,191 bushels of corn is the only arrival.

Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - The schr. J. Bigler, laden with 21,644 bushels of corn, from Chicago, reached here yesterday. The schr. H.B. Rathbun sailed for Hamilton with 838 bars of railroad iron; the barges Mohawk, for Montreal, 22,450 bushels of corn; the Powerful, for Montreal, 19,117 bushels of corn.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Arrivals - Schrs. G.L. Wren, Milwaukee, 14,400 bush of wheat; Annie Mulvey, Chicago, 17,185 bush of corn; Valentine, Toledo, 17,085 bush do. Departures per tug line - barges McCarthy, 16,128 bush corn; Advance, 13,167 bush do.

Messrs. James Swift and Co's wharf - Passed up - Steamers Corinthian and Spartan. Passed down - tug W.T. Robb and propeller Indian. The schr. William Elgin arrived with 300 tons of coal from Cleveland.

Accident To Propeller St. Lawrence - Whilst the propeller St. Lawrence was proceeding up the lake on Monday evening, near the Main Ducks, the head of her piston broke, disabling her to such an extent that she was obliged to return to this port for repairs to do which will occupy fully a week, the work having to be performed in Montreal.

On the Wrong Side - Reports have come to hand on one or two occasions of late that vessels have been discovered with their signal lights improperly arranged or on the wrong side, causing more or less confusion on the part of approaching vessels, the liability of collisions, and, in one instance at least, of a vessel, the Forest Maid, being run down. Such blunders are of the worst kind, and those offending should be held rigidly to account. The man who does not know that the red light belongs to the port side and the green to the starboard should not be intrusted with any responsible position on ship board.

Port Colborne, July 3rd - Down - Propellers Michigan, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. W. Fitzhugh, Chicago, Kingston, corn; John J. Mott, Milwaukee, Oswego, corn; J. Miller, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Knight Templar, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Delos Dewolf, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; Miami, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; propeller Georgian, Port Stanley, Montreal, gen. cargo; schr. Onward, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat.

Up - Schrs. Tailor, Great Western, Canal Coat (sic), China, schrs. Hibernia, Grenada, J.A. Macdonald, Port Rowan, schr. King Sisters, Albacore, propeller City of Montreal, Bristol, schr. Jane McLeod, barque St. Lawrence.

At elevator - Schr. Thomas Parsons, barque Winona.

Canada & The Grain Trade - Canada is taking trade; U.S. should be looking after their interests. [Rochester Union]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 4, 1872