The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 18, 1873

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p.1 Marine News

Jones & Miller's wharf - schr. Hercules has sailed with 250 tons railroad iron for Hamilton, and 53 tons for Port Hope.

Coulthurst & Macphie's wharf - schr. Kate L. Bruce has arrived from Chicago with 21,446 bush. wheat.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - schr. British Queen, from Port Dalhousie, 7,752 bush. corn.

Messrs. James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The steamer Corsican passed up last night and the Spartan down this morning. Str. Nile and barges arrived from the Rideau Canal with iron ore, which is being loaded by schrs. Babineau and Gaudry, for Fairhaven. The tug Wren coaled here this morning.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - schrs. Albatross, Port Dalhousie, 7,332 bush. wheat; Wood Duck, Hamilton, 4,532 bush. wheat; tug Wren, 4 barges light. The prop. Shickluna lightened 4,100 bush. wheat, and proceeded to Montreal.

A Dangerous Shoal - On Lake Michigan, off the port of Racine, there is a dangerous shoal on which numerous disasters have taken place, and in one instance the fine bark Colorado, nearly new, was one of the victims. Latterly a first-class iron can buoy has been placed thereon. Vessels bound into the port of Racine should bring the pier light to bear west, and not cross the reef to the southward of that bearing, and in passing to the eastward of the buoy should give it a berth of at least half a mile. The channel between the shoal and the city has from three to six fathoms of water, sand and clay. The buoy is placed in seventeen feet of water, and 1,000 to the west of the shoalest (sic) part. This reef extends about one mile north and south, and the same distance east and west. The least water on the shoal is eight feet. The buoy is painted red.

Port Colborne, June 17th - Down: schrs. F. Crawford, Port Huron, Ogdensburg, lumber; Seaton, Toledo, Oswego, wheat and corn; L.S. Hammond, Toledo, Cape Vincent, wheat; Gen. Burnsides, Bay City, Clayton, timber; St. Andrews, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Cambria, Bay City, do.; Ayr, Windsor, Clayton, do.; A. Falconer, Detroit, Kingston, staves; Bismarck, Leamington, do., timber; Antelope of St. Catharines, Bay City, do.; W.M. Lewis, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; J.G. McGrath, Bay City, Kingston, staves; Anglo-Saxon, Toledo, Clayton, timber; prop. St. Lawrence, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

Up: props. Buckeye, Columbia, Empire, Oswegatchie, Africa. Schrs. Mary, Grenada, Rival, Madeira, Ariadne, Meditteranean, Emerald, China, M. Battle, Paragon, J. Rusby, Australia, New Dominion of Quebec, Antelope of Hamilton, Jane McLeod, and barque St. Lawrence.

The steambarge Wm. Cowie arrived here today waiting orders.

Well-Merited Compliment - The steamer Pierrepont reached Kingston this morning, after having conveyed a large excursion party from Napanee to Belleville, consisting of the Good Templars of Napanee and vicinity. Before leaving the boat the following resolutions were passed by the party unanimously: "Moved by Mr. W.S. Williams, seconded by Mr. Heron, and resolved, That the thanks of the members of the Good Templars excursion party from Napanee to Belleville be, and hereby are extended to Captain Miller and Steward T. Geraldi, of the steamer Pierrepont, for their gentlemenly and obliging conduct during the whole trip." The compliment is well merited, and speaks very highly for the popularity of these officers.

p.2 Custom Imports - June 17th - str. Lake Michigan, Coulthurst & Macphie, 300 bbls. beef, 175 bbls. flour.

str. Calabria, Port Dalhousie, Coulthurst & Macphie, 3,178 bush. corn.

str. Kate L. Bruce, Chicago, Coulthurst & Macphie, 21,477 bush. wheat.

str. Shickluna, Milwaukee, Holcomb & Stewart, 4,022 bush. wheat.

schr. Pearl, Oswego, Kingston Gas Co., 127 tons coal.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 18, 1873