The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 28, 1873

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p.2 Marine News

The schooner Sweepstakes, grain laden, for Messrs. Holcomb & Stewart, arrived from the Welland Canal yesterday.

The schooner Mary Jane also arrived from Port Colborne yesterday. She will discharge her cargo at Morton's Distillery.

The tug Mixer (first trip since overhauled) took two of Messrs. Coulthurst & Macphie's barges to Trenton today to load grain.

The Bay of Quinte is clear of ice. Several vessels made safe passages in it yesterday and on Saturday.

The schooner O.S. Storrs has gone to Trenton to load.

The steamer Maud commenced her trips on the Cape Vincent route today.

The steamer Rochester left for Belleville this morning.

The prop. Bristol is loading iron at J. Swift & Co.'s wharf for Cleveland.

The Lockport Journal says it is now definitely settled that the canals of the State will be opened for navigation on the 15th of May.

Lighthouse At Windmill Point - The Dominion Government is transforming the old windmill about two miles below Prescott, the scene of the patriotic battle of Nov. 13th, 1838, into a lighthouse. The mill stands upon a prominent point projecting into the River St. Lawrence, and its top is about seventy feet above the water. For years the want of a light at that point has been seriously felt by mariners while making the trip down to and up from the mouth of the St. Lawrence canals at the Galloups. This light will also be of great service to vessels making the lower harbour on this side in the night-time, and with the improvement contemplated - extending the canal to the head of Spencer's Island - will make the navigation of this part of the St. Lawrence as safe in the night as it is now in the day-time.

The first raft of the season was despatched today from Garden Island for Quebec.

The schr. E. Hall sailed for Consecon, where she will load peas for this place.

The schr. Prince of Wales met with heavy weather, and was compelled to run back, having lost her topmast. The schr. Two Brothers arrived from Port Hope with 8,300 bushels of peas.

Port Colborne, April 26th - Schrs. Morning Light, Detroit, Oswego, wheat, first sail vessel to arrive; L. Dall, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; prop. City of London, Toledo, Windsor, Kingston, gen. cargo; schrs. E.P. Dorr, Milwaukie, Oswego, wheat; Ada Medora, Toledo, Ogdensburgh, lumber; Seaton, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; Nassau, Sheboygan, Oswego, wheat; W. Davis, Toledo, Ogdensburgh, corn; Ontario of Montreal, Toledo, Kingston, corn; barque Montgomery, Toledo, Ogdensburgh, wheat; schooner Victor, Toledo, Kingston, corn.

Up - Barque Canada, prop. Ocean, schrs. G. Mollison, Jennie Mullen, props. Nashua, Lake Ontario, Granite Smith, schrs. J.E. Noyes, Knight Templar, Rising Star, Kate Kelly, J. Magee, Garibaldi.

At elevator - Prop. Birkhead and barges with 71,000 bushels of corn from Toledo for Kingston via Welland Railway.

Wind, southwest, fresh. Up fleet wind bound.

The Norseman - This staunch and seaworthy steamer is now making her regular daily trips between the north shore ports and Charlotte, and has quite as much to do as she can well accommodate. On a late occasion during a trip across the lake we enjoyed the hospitality of the urbane and gentlemanly Capt. Crawford, and speak from experience of the kindly manner in which passengers are used. Next to the gallant captain, Mr. Newlands, the efficient and popular purser, spares no pains to make the short trip agreeable to passengers. [Cobourg Sentinel]

p.3 Custom Imports - April 26th - str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent (with cargo list)

April 28th - Schr. Mary Jane, Toledo, Folger Bros., 14,877 bush. corn.

Schr. Sweepstakes, Chicago, J. Carruthers & Co., 21,664 bush. wheat.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 28, 1873