The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 29, 1873

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p.2 Marine News

The harbour is again quiet there being only two arrivals of grain since yesterday, which are given below.

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The steamers Picton, Spartan, and Abyssinian passed down; and the Athenian passed up. These boats are crowded with passengers, and well loaded with freight. The schr. Mail arrived from Oswego with150 tons stove coal.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - Schr. E.W. Rathbun, Toronto, 10,670 bush. wheat; schr. Heatherbell, 8,333 bush. wheat.

Yachts - There are at present in the harbour three very handsome yachts - the schooner-yachts Ripple, the Coral and the Foam. They are very pretty looking boats, and are on excursions down the lake.

New Lights - Lights have been placed on the buoys laid down a few weeks ago by Capt. Murray of the tug Glide, and Capt. Macdonald of the tug Wren. There is one on St. Amiet shoal; and another on the range of the Big Light going into Valleyfield. The range will fetch the light close to the buoy. The lights were taken down in the tug Glide on Monday, and assistance was rendered by the Wren in placing them. In the event of the Government not undertaking the management of these lights, it is intended to start a subscription list to raise money to reimburse Captains Murray and Macdonald for their expense, as well as for the maintenance of the lights. They will prove of very great advantage to mariners, and will be the means of saving a good deal of annoyance in passing up and down the river.

Port Colborne, July 28th - Up: schrs. Louisa, A. Maria, Blaze, Dand, Andrews, Queen of the Lakes, J.R. Noyes, Telegraph, Bismarck, J. Sheridan, L. Lamb, Annandale, Comanche, Cambria; props. Lowell, Maine.

Down: props. Young America, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Buckeye, Toledo, do.; St. Albans, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Schrs. Linnie Powell, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; J.H. Breck, Toledo, Kingston, timber; China, Bay City, do.; Arial, Amherstburg, Kingston, gen. cargo; M. McRae, Bay City, Kingston, timber; J.F. Mott, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Wild Rover, Erie, Toronto, corn.

Arrived to discharge - schrs. J. Drummond, Chicago, Pt. Colborne, corn; P.B. Locke, Chicago, Pt. Colborne, wheat.

The yacht Foam arrived yesterday afternoon from her cruise among the Thousand Islands and Alexandria Bay, and left this morning for Toronto via Oswego. The crew, consisting of Messrs. Henderson, skipper; Anderson, mate; Skynner, Murray and Philpots, were photographed by Sheldon and Davis, prior to leaving.

Boat Building - Messrs. Downey Bros. of Napanee will launch a new schooner today. A schooner is on the stocks at Picton. Boat building has been carried on successfully and extensively on the Bay of Quinte this season. The fact is worth noticing.

p.3 Custom Imports - July 29th - Str. Spartan, Rochester, G. Robertson & Son, 50 caddies tobacco; G. Brown, 1 bdl. wheels, 1 bale moss, 1 bdl. axles, 1 roll paper, 1 hearse and contents.

Schr. Mail, Little Sodus, J. Swift & Co., 150 tons coal.

Schr. Laurel, Oswego, John Kerr & Co., 92 1/2 tons coal.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 29, 1873