The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 17, 1873

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p.2 Marine News

Coulthurst & Macphie's wharf - Arrived: The barges Canada, Montreal, 1,017 bars rail iron; Oneida, Montreal,1,194 bars rail iron; Carrier, Montreal, 466 bars rail iron. Cleared: the schr. Victor, Port Stanley, 1,581 bars rail iron, 455 fish plates, and 1,000 bdls railway chairs; schr. Hercules, Hamilton, 200 tons pig iron.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - The prop. Ocean from Chicago, lightened 4,500 bush. corn, and proceeded down the river. The schr. Richardson is loading rail iron for Port Stanley.

James Swift & Co. - Strs. Corsican and Athenian passed up; and Spartan and Abyssinian down. The prop. Armenia passed up here this morning on her first trip. She is a splendid boat and a handsome and serviceable addition to the carrying trade of Lake Ontario. Her capacity is between 17,000 and 18,000 bushels. The prop. Shickluna passed up. The tug Rescue left this morning for Toronto to take in tow a raft.

St. Clair Middle Ground - This shoal, which is located in the River St. Clair, and opposite the town of that name, is 2,000 yards long north and south, and 200 yards wide, east and west. A 16 foot spar buoy is situated thereon. It has red and black horizontal stripes, and marks the southern entrance to the channel on each side of the middle ground. The east channel is most frequently used. Least water three feet. [Detroit Post]

A Word to Vessels Anchoring Near Belle Isle - The telegraph submarine cable which crosses Detroit River at Belle Isle has been seriously interfered with recently by vessels coming to anchor at that point. Even during the night hours there is no justification for such recklessness on the part of vessel masters, and it is earnestly hoped there may be no further cause of complaint. [ibid]

St. Catharines, July 11th - The water of the Welland Canal is higher this season than it has been for years past, owing to the strict attention of Mr. Biggar, the superintendent.

Point Betsey - This place is situated on the east shore of Lake Michigan, 25 miles south by west, half west of South Manitou. A light has been established there by the erection of a tower and dwelling of yellow brick, connected by a covered way. Port du Mortlight bears northwest, half north, fifty miles. Cora Island northwest by west distant 48 miles. [Oswego Times]

Sault Ste. Marie - Tolls Reduced - The Canadians are constructing a lighthouse at Point aux Pins, and a United States lighthouse is about to be constructed at Sauble Point, near Grand Marais. The early closing of the canal (on the 18th of Nov.) was ordered so as to get a coffer dam built before the freezing weather set in, deemed a work of necessity. On the 5th inst. tolls were reduced from 4 1/2 to 3 1/2 cents per ton.

Port of Chicago, July9-10th - Cleared: Prop. Young America, Ogdensburg, 19,000 bushels oats; schr. Wm. Sanderson, Oswego, 11,180 bush. corn, 7,153 bush. barley.

July 11th - Prop. Oswegatchie, Ogdensburg, 12,000 bush. wheat, 100 bbls. flour; prop. Lake Erie, Montreal, 2,642 bbls. flour.

Port of Milwaukee, July 10-11th - Cleared: Prop. Cleveland, Ogdensburg, 5,000 bushels wheat, 205 bbls. flour; schr. Monitor, Port Colborne, 18,816 bush. wheat; schr. J.R. Noyes, Oswego, 18,000 bush. wheat; prop. Ocean, Montreal, 17,000 bush. wheat; schr. Itasca, Kingston, 23,000 bush. wheat.

Port of Toledo, July 10-11th - Schr. W.W. Grant, Kingston, 10,326 bush. corn; prop. Maine, Ogdensburg, 6,400 bush. corn, 400 bbls. flour.

July 12th - Schr. Telegraph, Ogdensburg, 13,897 bush. corn; schr. Mediterranean, Oswego, 14,532 bush. wheat; schr. L.S. Hammond, Cape Vincent, 18,000 bush. corn.

Port Colborne, July 16th - Up: Schrs. Mary Jane, W.B. Phelps, prop. Georgian, schrs. Queen of the North, Grenada, Fellowcraft, steam-barge Glasgow, Magellan, J.P. Mack.

Down: Prop. Oswegatchie, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. O. Branch, Cleveland, Cobourg, coal; prop. Buckeye, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

Coal - The Messrs. Swift & Co. are receiving large quantities of coal for the ensuing winter. The barque Arabia arrived from Cleveland today with about 500 tons, and the schooner Morning Star with about 150 tons. They anticipate a large business in the fall.

Strike - The men of the tug Rescue struck work last night, because the captain would not give them their money. The men had engaged for a month from the 15th of June to tow rafts down the lake, and the month being expired they demanded their pay. The captain had no money, so the men left. They slept on and about the wharf all night, and this morning returned to their work, and proceeded to Toronto.

p.4 Customs Imports - July 15th - Schr. Oriental, Bay City, Calvin & Breck, 230 pcs. oak.

Schr. Theresa, Toledo, Calvin & Breck, 146 pcs. oak.

Schr. Sweden, Bay City, Calvin & Breck, 321 pcs. oak, 38 pcs. ash, 4 pcs. pine.

Schr. M.L. Breck, Toledo, Calvin & Breck, 215 pcs. oak.

Schr. Southampton, Bay City, Calvin & Breck, 164 pcs. oak, 22 pcs. pine, 7 pcs. oak.

July 16th - str. Magnet, Oswego, R. Hadden, 2 bxs h. ware; R. Carson, 2 tierces shoulders.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 17, 1873