The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 5, 1872

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p.2 Marine News

Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - The schr. O.S. Storrs cleared for Toronto with 200 tons of railroad iron. The barge Alabama left last evening for Montreal with 11,000 bushels of corn.

Messrs. Coulthurst and McPhie's wharf - Arrived - The schr. Florida, from Chicago, 19,000 bushels of corn.

Montreal Transportation Company's Wharf - The schr. Florence, from Cleveland, arrived on Wednesday with 330 tons of coal; the Cohen reached here yesterday from Toledo with 13,250 bushels of corn.

Messrs. James Swift and Co's wharf - Passed up - Steamer Picton. Passed down - steamers Abyssinian, Athenian and Passport.

Messrs. Holcomb and Stewart's wharf - Arrivals - Schooners Laura, from Port Rowan, 3,170 bushels of wheat; Fanny, Brockville, 1,073 bushels of wheat; Canadian, Toronto, 9,299 bushels of corn; Magdala, Kincardine, 10,000 bushels of wheat. The tug Cariboo left last evening for Montreal with three barges, containing 33,000 bushels of corn and 11,000 bushels of wheat.

Rideau Canal - The steamer Gazelle, with the aid of coffer dams, has succeeded in pumping the water from the broken lock at Kingston Mills. The repairs are progressing rapidly, and it is reasonably expected that navigation will be resumed on Monday.

Port Colborne, July 4th - Down - Schooner Thos. Parsons, Chicago, Kingston, corn; barque Winona, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; schr. W.E. Greenwood, Cleveland, Cobourg, corn; Prop. Young America, Detroit, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Lydia Case, Racine, Oswego, corn; J.G. Lamb, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; barque Alexander, Bay City, Collins Bay, timber; schr. Louisa, Cannington, Kingston, timber; prop. Dubuque, Saginaw, Ogdensburg, lumber; barque City of Saginaw, Toledo, Indianolido, lumber; Plymouth Rock, Toledo, Indianolido, lumber; barque Croilia, Chicago, Kingston, corn.

Up - prop Granite State, schr. Summit, canal boat E. Babbitt; schr. Dauntless, barque R. Gaskin; Gen. Burnsides; prop China; barge Spandling; Saginaw; tug Mayflower; schr. Denmark; Guiding Star; Martia; barque Jane C. Woodbridge. At elevator schr. J. E. Gilmore.

Yacht Gorilla - This fine yacht, built by Messrs. W. Power and Company, for Captain Tifford (sic - Gifford ?) of Cobourg, and now lying at the wharf of the Marine Railway, is nearly finished, and it is proposed to test her sailing qualities tomorrow, Saturday afternoon. Of all the yachts entering and representing this port, we are confident that the Gorilla presents by far the handsomest appearance, possesses the most comfortable accommodation for pleasure excursions, and with her entire canvass spread in a favourable breeze will carry the laurels of the day against any competitor of a similar class in the Province of Ontario. Her cost will be about $4,000.

Man Drowned - Last night about half-past nine o'clock as one of the sailors of the schooner George C. Finney, name unknown, was returning from the city to his vessel in an intoxicated condition he fell into the water off Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf, foot of Barrack Street, and helpless from stupidity, he sank and was drowned...

Tenders - Will be received at this Department, at Ottawa, up to noon of Monday, the thirtieth of September next, for the construction of Light-houses at the undermentioned places in the Province of Ontario, viz:-

Sandy Island, Batchewana Bay, Lake Superior.

Point aux Pins, Entrance of Rivier St. Mary, Lake Superior.

Owen Sound, Georgian Bay.

Mississaga Straits (Cockburn Island), Lake Huron.

Windmill Point, near Prescott, Grenville County.

Hamilton Island, Glengarry County.

Burnt House Point, Glengarry County.

On Government Pier, about two miles above upper entrance of Canal, Beauharnois County.

Beacon Lights, Upper Ottawa River.

Two Light Beacons below Carillon, Ottawa River.

Plans and specifications of all required works may be seen on and after the 1st September next, at the Department, at Ottawa, and of the Light-Houses on Lake Superior and Georgian Bay, at the office of S. Risley, Inspector of Steamboats, Toronto, at which places also Forms of Tender can be procured by intending Contractors.

The Department does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender.

p. Mitchell, Minister of Marine & Fisheries.

Department of Marine & Fisheries June 18th

p.3 Custom Imports - 4th - str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

5th - str. Passport, Charlotte, R. Smith, 2 bushels cherries; R. Town, 10 bush cherries.

Str. Picton, Oswego, (mixed cargo)

Schr. Annie Falconer, Cleveland, Kingston Gas Co., 400 tons coal.

Schr. Annie Mulvey, Chicago, M.T. Co., 17,185 bush corn.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 5, 1872