The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 20, 1873

Full Text

p.1 Marine News

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - schr. E. Hall, Toronto, 6,720 bush. wheat; tug Charlotte, 3 barges, light; tug Elfin, 3 barges, light. Cleared: tug Glide, with barges Dreadnought, 9,568 bush. corn; Milwaukee, 21,029 bush. wheat; Detroit, 18,000 bush. wheat; Wheat Bin, 20,390 bush. wheat; Toledo, 21,300 bush. wheat. The schr. Richardson is loading 155 tons of railroad iron for Port Stanley.

Messrs. James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The Corsican passed down this morning. There was no boat up last night, the regular steamer Magnet having run into a barge on the Lachine Canal on Wednesday morning. A portion of her bows were torn away, and she put back to Montreal for repairs.

Barge Burned - On Wednesday the steambarge Kitty Friel, owned by Mr. Harris, of Ottawa, was burned to the water's edge at Newboro'. The barge was a regular trader between the Rideau Canal and Kingston, and was bringing a load of railroad ties here. Both vessel and cargo are a total loss. Her captain was severely injured during the fire by an accident. The boat was about three years old, and was fully insured.

The Largest Yet - The Western Transportation Co.'s new iron propeller Arabia is in port this morning with her monster cargo, consisting of 45,000 bush. wheat and 2,800 bbls. flour, or 1,652 tons, the largest propeller cargo yet recorded. [Buffalo Com. Adv.]

The Detroit Strait - Detroit River is 25 miles in length, and from three-quarters of a mile to four miles wide, with a current of from one and one-half to two and one-half miles per hour. Southwest gales of any duration lower the water in Detroit and St. Clair Rivers from one to three feet. Northeast gales raise the water about the same. There is a greater depression and elevation of the water in the western end of Lake Erie than in the Detroit River by gales. Scott's Middle Ground lies between Belle Isle and the Michigan shore. The shoal extends northeast and southwest one and one-eighth miles, and is one fourth of a mile wide. The channel is on the north side of this middle ground. Strangers should not attempt to pass to the southward. The three buoys placed on this middle ground should be left by passing vessels 200 feet to the southward. [Detroit Post]

Port Colborne, June 19th - Down: barques R. Gaskin, Toledo, Kingston, timber; D.W. Foster, Bay City, Kington, staves; Canada, Port Dover, do., timber; George Thurston, Bay City, do., do.; schrs. E. Blake, Bay City, do., do.; Wm. Kellar, Chicago, do., wheat; barques British Lion, Toledo, do., timber; Fanny Campbell, Hamilton, coal; H.W. Hoag, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; steam-barge Wm. Cowie, Bay City, Ogdensburg, lumber, schrs. Union Jack, Detroit, Garden Island, staves; John Ralston, Detroit, Ogdensburg, lumber; Bermuda, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; barques T. Street, Penetanguishene, Oswego, lumber; T.C. Woodruff, Kingsville, Kingston, timber.

Arrived to discharge - City Chicago, Port Colborne, wheat.

p.3 The steamer Spartan ran aground five miles below Cornwall, but will probably be got off at high water, and arrive here at noon tomorrow.

Customs Imports - June 19th - Catherine, Hamilton, Calvin & Breck, 980 p. staves, 15,267 W. I. staves.

St. Lawrence, Toledo, Calvin & Breck, 89 pcs. oak.

Southampton, Bay City, do., 198 pcs. oak, pcs. ash.

London, Toledo, do., 159 pcs. oak, 7 pcs. ash, 1 bx peaches.

Sweden, Bay City, do., 316 pcs. oak, 23 pcs. ash, 4 pcs. pine.

Gold Hunter, Bay City, do., 12,502 pipe staves, 38,485 W.I. staves.

p.4 A sea serpent has appeared in Lake Ontario, near the mouth of the 20 Mile Creek. The fishermen in that neighborhood are much excercised about it. They describe it as about 50 feet long, with a head like a dog. Whatever the monster may be, there seems to be no doubt about its visit, as several responsible people vouch for it.

Customs Imports - June 19th - Schr. Mary Battle, Bay City, Calvin & Breck, 240 pcs. oak, 2 pcs. ash.

Schr. China, do., Calvin & Breck, 192 pcs. oak.

Schr. Laurel, Oswego, John Kerr, 96 tons coal.

Schr. British Queen, Port Dalhousie, M.T. Co., 7,751 bush. corn.

Schr. Albatross, do., Holcomb & Stewart, 7,432 bush. wheat.

Schr. Camanche, Milwaukee, M.T. Co., 18,000 bush. wheat.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
June 20, 1873
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Rick Neilson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 20, 1873