The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 30, 1873

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p.2 Marine News

The steamers Spartan and Corsican departed for Brockville and Prescott this morning at 8 o'clock. They touch here on their passage westward to Toronto and Hamilton tomorrow.

A couple of vessels, the names of which we did not ascertain, sailed for the Welland Canal yesterday.

The propeller Bruno, launched in an improved condition and appearance from the railway at Portsmouth, is loading scrap iron at Swift's for Cleveland, whither the Bristol has gone with a full cargo.

The propeller Indian passed down from Hamilton for Montreal yesterday.

The schr. Helen, the last of the winter fleet, departed today for Port Dalhousie.

The Rideau Canal opens on the 5th of May.

Launches - Tuesday was a gala day at St. Catharines, Ont., on account of the launching of two vessels at the Shickluna shipyard. The propeller Sovereign was launched at 4 p.m. She is 144 feet long, 27 1/2 ft. wide, and 12 deep. Her capacity is 450 tons, carpenter's measure, and 375 tons register. Her value is between $35,000 and $40,000. The boat is represented as a model specimen of naval architecture, with a cabin finely finished, and a dozen or so elegant state-rooms. The bark Magellan launched about the same time, was built for James Murray & Co., and cost about $25,000. She is a very fine three master sailing vessel, her length being 141 ft., breadth and depth same as the Sovereign. Her carpenter's measure is 450 tons; register 370.

Port Colborne, April 29th - Down: barque Geo. Thurston, Erie, Toronto, coal.

Up: schr. O.M. Bond, Jas. Norris, Lillie Parsons, bark Bessie Berwick, Magellan, brig Cohen, bark Gibraltar, schr. Cortez, props. Buckeye, Oswegatchie, schr. Brooklyn, Gold Hunter, brig Lisgar, steam barge Lincoln, bark Wm. Home, Louisa Dlyde (sic), Jennie Graham, Augusta.

We have received the annual report of the Minister of Marine & Fisheries - a ponderous document of 238 pages, containing much valuable and interesting information. We observe by the report that a fog bell, weighing 1,000 pounds, will shortly be erected on Simcoe Island, for the purpose of guiding vessels into Kingston harbour.

Cornwall, April 30th - The propeller Lake Michigan, which has been laying here since last fall, left last evening, and the steamer Picton, which arrived from the west last night, left at daylight this morning for Valleyfield, when they will await the opening of navigation on the Beauharnois canal to proceed to Montreal. The tug J.N. Tifft, of Buffalo, arrived by the canal this morning en route for Quebec.

The Cape Vincent Route - The time of the regular departure of the Cape Vincent steamer each afternoon (Sundays excepted) is 2:30 o'clock punctually, and not 2 o'clock as published for some days. The travelling public will please note the change in the advertisement.



Consisting of 21 Staunch First-Class Upper Cabin Steamers - Two Daily Lines between Ogdensburgh, Oswego, Cleveland, Toledo, Detroit, Port Huron, Milwaukee, Chicago, and all points West, Northwest and Southwest.


The Day Boat leaves Ogdensburgh at 1 o'clock p.m., daily (Sundays excepted), or on arrival of trains from Ottawa and the East, and runs through to Milwaukee, Chicago and intermediate ports without change of boat.

Evening Line for Cleveland, Toledo and Lake Erie Ports.


This Line offers the inducement of pleasure, comfort, safety, speed and economy combined, and at less rates, including meals and state rooms, than by any other Line. The passenger business will receive particular attention this season. Large cabins and state rooms comfortably furnished for first-class passengers. Also second cabins, with cook stoves and good accommodations for passengers and families who may wish to furnish their own provisions.

Rates for passage or freight always lower than by any other route.

It will be for the interest of passengers and families going West to see the Agents of this Line before buying elsewhere.

General Agency, 65 Washington Street, Boston. G.A. Eddy, Superintendent; G.W. Smith, Agent, Ogdensburgh.

Folger & Hanley, Agents,

April 30th, 1873 Ferry Wharf, foot of Brock Street, Kingston

p.3 Custom Imports - April 29th - str. Maud, Cape Vincent (with cargo list).

April 30th - str. Maud, Cape Vincent (with cargo list).

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 30, 1873