The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 10, 1872

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p.1 Weather Reporting - We are happy to announce that the scheme of weather reporting, which has been received with so much favour throughout the country, is about to receive some practical illustration in Kingston. It is proposed to send telegrams from Toronto to the principal ports of the Dominion, giving notice of approaching storms. As soon as the arrangements are completed, weather drums will be hoisted in conspicuous places, giving notice by their position of the direction and probable force of the storm. Full particulars will be published in a few weeks, and in the mean time, telegrams will be sent to the various stations, and bulletins exposed at the telegraph office. Mr. Woods has already received a full supply of blank forms, and in the course of a few days will be enabled to give all necessary information. It is unnecessary to state that the utmost care will be given to the preparation of all such items of news, and all due precautions taken to have the information diffused as widely as possible. Mariners and all interested in such matters will thus be enabled to gain useful information, and will guide themselves accordingly. It is not pretended that absolute certainty will be secured in the probabilities, but the caution given will enable some forethought to be excercised, and some additional preparations made. All that will be attempted just now will be to indicate the probable time of commencement, and duration and direction of the storm.

-In the international yacht race on Lake St. Clair, thirteen entries were made, only one of them being Canadian, the Ina of Toronto. She, however, won the race, and the first prize of $200, by nearly three quarters of an hour. Time five hours. The Restless, of Sandusky, came in second, in 5 hr 43 m, and the Lena, of Cleveland, third, in 5 hr 47 m. The Canadian residents of Detroit and Cleveland are very jubilant in consequence.

Customs Imports - Sept. 5th - Schr. Jennie Mullen, Chicago, M.T. Co., 13,150 bus corn.

Schr. Bismarck, Toledo, M.T. Co., 18,420 bus corn.

Schr. Granada, Milwaukee, M.T. Co., 14,550 bus wheat.

Sept. 6th - Schr. Madeira, Chicago, M.T. Co., 22,445 bus wheat.

Str. Georgian, Toledo, J. Swift & Co., 3,612 bus corn; R. White, 103 bbls, 1 tierce g ware.

Str. Passport, Charlotte, (mixed cargo).

Bark Arche, Toledo, Montreal T. Co., 14,957 bus. corn.

Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo).

Str. Corsican, Montreal, (mixed cargo).

Sept. 7th - Str. Champion, Charlotte, R. Smith, 5 crates peaches, 2 bbls apples.

Schr. Ayr, Bay City, Isaac Colburn, 55 pieces oak, 5 pcs ash, 107 pcs pine.

Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo).

Barque Gibraltar, Toledo, Calvin & Breck, 214 pcs oak.

Schr. D.M. Foster, Port Huron, Calvin & Breck, 4,158 pipe staves, 104,083 West India staves.

Schr. D. Freeman, Pt. Dalhousie, M.T. Co., 12,125 bush corn.

p.2 Marine News

Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - The schr. D. Freeman sailed for Port Hope with 250 tons of railroad iron; the schr. Babineau and Gaudry is loading for the same place.

Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - Arrived - Barges Mohawk and Seneca, from Toronto, with 50,400 bushels of corn; schr. Babineau and Gaudry, from Toronto, 5,660 bushels of wheat, and 2,935 bushels of corn.

Montreal Transportation Company' wharf - Arrivals - Schr. Dominion, from Toledo, 15,007 bushels of corn; prop. Argyle, from Chicago, lightened 4,463 bushels of wheat. Departures per tug Glide - barges Dauntless, 11,700 bush of corn; Wanda, 10,649 bush of do.; Amazon, 10,100 bush of do.; Frank, 9,700 bushels of do.; Flint, 7,350 bush do.

Messrs. James Swift and Co.'s wharf - The steamer Spartan passed up, and the steamers Abyssinian, Corsican and Picton down. The brig Robin arrived from Montreal with 400 tons of coal for J. Swift & Co.

Port Colborne, Sept. 9th - Down - Steambarge Westford, St. Clair, Ogdensburg, lumber; prop. Akron, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Rising Star, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; prop. City of Chatham, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; schr. Ben Franklin, Cleveland, Oswego, wheat; barque Cambria, Baptiste Creek, Clayton, timber; brig Emery, Toledo, Kingston, corn; prop. Boston, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Finney, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Dauntless, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; A. Ford, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Tradewind, Cleveland, Brockville, stone; prop. Argyle, Port Huron, Montreal, staves; steambarge Mary Pringle, Detroit, Ogdensburg, lumber; prop. Buckeye, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; City of London, Toledo, Montreal, corn; Lake Michigan, Chicago, Kingston, gen. cargo; schr. Geo. Wrenn, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Trenton, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Southampton, Pt. Huron, Kingston, timber; W.J. Whaling, Milwaukee, Port Colborne, wheat.

Up - Prop. Mary Ward, schr. M. Wilcox, Gen. Worth, Sweepstakes, C. Jeffrey, Queen of the Lakes, Senator Blood, Guiding Star, prop. Young America, tug Metamora, barge Russell H. Benson, Manly, schr. John Jewett, Traveller, bark W. Home, S.D. Woodruff, D.M. Foster, W.J. Whaling, Pt. Colborne, Milwaukee, light.

Dredging - An Eastern gentleman was in the city interviewing the several wharfingers and forwarders regarding the dredging of the harbour in the vicinity of their respective places of business.

Schooner Alpha - This vessel, which recently ran ashore during the prevalence of the late severe gale, near Oswego, was cleared by the tug Hiram A. Calvin, and towed to Garden Island on Sunday.

Peaches - The Royal Mail Line of steamers are daily loaded with peaches, consigned in hundreds of boxes from Charlotte to this and other places down the St. Lawrence. The peach crop appears to be very abundant.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 10, 1872