The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 6, 1872

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p.2 Steamer Racing - Some lively steamboat racing took place on the Bay of Quinte this week. On Tuesday the steamers Maud and Norfolk had a close run from Belleville. The Maud started a few minutes after her competitor and reached her destination about 200 yards in advance. There is, it is considered, very little difference in the speed of the boats. The steamers Rochester and Picton tried their speed between ? and Bath the same night. Both boats claim the palm of superiority. While we like the interest this racing creates, we think like the Belleville Intelligencer that it is becoming dangerously prevalent, and owners of boats should at once put a stop to it.

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Port Colborne, July 5th - Down - Schooner J.E. Gilmore, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; bark Lummis, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; steam barge Westford, Auxables, Ogdensburg, lumber; schr. S.J. Luff, Detroit, Ogdensburg, lumber; barge Manley, Pine Tree Harbour, Prescott, timber; tug Matamoras, do., do.; schr. Defiance, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; Lyman Casey, Toledo, Oswego, corn; Yankee Blade, Chicago, Thorold, wheat; Jessie McDonald, Cleveland, Hamilton, stone; prop. Cleveland, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo and grindstones; schr. E.P. Dorr, Racine, Oswego, corn.

Up - Schr. Hungarian, prop. East, schrs. Wm. Hunter, Scud, prop Buckeye, brig Sea Gull, schrs. Havana, Hibernia, D. Freeman, Agnes, Sweet Home.

Noisy - On Thursday evening a jar occurred between several sailors on Ontario street. Some harsh language, a few black eyes and scratched and bleeding nasal protuberances were the prominent features of the fracas...

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 6, 1872