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

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p.2 Died - At the Lighthouse, Presqu' Isle, on the 22nd June, Mr. William Sweetman, for many years Lighthouse keeper, aged 84 years.

p.3 Marine News

Coulthurst & Macphie's wharf - The prop. Canada, Hamilton, lightened 3,904 bush. corn; prop. Lake Erie, Hamilton, lightened 3,218 bush. wheat, and both proceed to Montreal.

Montreal Transportation Company's Wharf - schr. Knight Templar, Milwaukee, 17,600 bush. wheat. The schr. A. Falconer is loading 320 tons rail iron for Windsor.

Messrs. James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The steamer Magnet arrived here this morning. Just after she left the wharf on her way down the pin of her connecting rod broke and she had to put back for repairs. She left again this forenoon. The steamer Passport passed up last night; steamer Picton passed up and the steamer Osprey passed down. The steam- (sic) Agnes is to load iron ore here for Charlotte today.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - The tug Wren is to leave today with barges Jet, 23,100 bush. wheat; Snipe, 12,800 bush. wheat and corn; Robin, 15,500 bush. wheat and 50 tons phosphate; and Martin, 330 tons sand stone from Rudd's Quarry to Montreal, and barge Hawk, 330 tons phosphate for Quebec.

Repaired - The schr. Alpha has completed her repairs at the Marine Railway, and is shipping her anchors and centre board previous to going up the lake. The steamer York has been undergoing extensive repairs owing to going ashore last fall and is now lying at Davidson & Doran's wharf to get some repairs to her machinery.

Port Colborne, June 27th - Up: Propeller Akron; schrs. L. Bruce, Alaska, Camanche, Picton, O.S. Storrs, Caledonia, A.W. Lucky, Alpena, steam barge Glasgow, schr. H. & J. Collier, barge J. Mark, schrs. Gold Hunter, Fenton, A. Woodward, Lawrence, New Dominion; steam barge Wm. Cowie; schr. T.H. Howland, prop. L. Shickluna, schrs. L. Powell, Morning Light; barges Lathrop, India, prop. Brooklyn.

Down: schrs. J.S. Clark, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Maggie, do., do.; Ariadne, do., do.; steam barge Herald, do., do.; schrs. Mary, Tyrconell, Welland, coal; St. Lawrence, Toledo, Kingston; J.P. Mack, Cleveland, Welland, coal; Baltimore, Cleveland, St. Catharines, coal; Barbarian, Chicago, Kingston, corn; W.J. Preston, Chicago, do., wheat; Clayton Belle, Milwaukee, do., do.; West Side, Chicago, Kingston, timber.

Barges Wanted - Wanted, three or four good strong Barges or Scows, suitable for carrying Stone, Gravel, etc. The dimensions must be such as will enable them to pass through the Grenville Canal locks. Apply to R.P. Cooke & Co., Carillon June 24th

p.4 Welland Canal Contracts - The following is a list of the contracts on the Welland Canal already awarded, with the names of the contractors. It will be seen that three contracts have been let to firms in Toronto: - Section No. 8, Cairns, Moore, Hart & Co., St. Catharines; Section No. 9, Cairns, Moore, Hart & Co., St. Catharines; Section No. 10, John Ginty & Co., Toronto; Section No. 11, Paul Ross, St. Catharines and Goderich; Section No. 15, John Brown, Thorold; Section No. 16, J. Elliott and Co., Toronto; Sections No. 21 & 22, J. Elliott and Co., Toronto; Section No. 29, R. Mitchell & Co., Galt; Section No. 30, John Ferguson & Co., Galt; Section No. 31, John Brown, Thorold; Section No. 32, John Brown, Thorold.

Customs Imports - June 27th - Schr. Willie Kellar, Chicago, M.T. Co., 16,260 bush. wheat,

Schr. Jamaica, Chicago, M.T. Co., 18,000 bush. wheat.

Schr. Prussian, Toledo, Holcomb & Stewart, 5,037 bush. corn.

Schr. Canada, Chicago, A. Macphie, 3,964 bush. corn.

Schr. Europe, Chicago, S. Chown & Son, 17 rolls paper.

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