The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 11, 1873

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p.1 A Ramble Up the Bay of Quinte - from Picton to Belleville on str. Rochester, Capt. Swales and purser Mr. Cameron.

Custom Imports - Aug. 7th - Steam barge Lincoln, Toledo, 17,300 bush. corn, Holcomb & Stewart.

Steam-barge Lisgar, Toledo, 22,752 bush. corn, Holcomb & Stewart.

Schr. Jenny Mullen, Chicago, 12,382 bush. wheat, Coulthurst & McPhie.

Schr. Mediterranean, Toledo, 15,207 bush. corn, M.T. Co.

Schr. West Side, Milwaukee, 18,245 bush. wheat, M.T. Co.

Schr. O.M. Bond, Chicago, 20,000 bush. corn, M.T. Co.

Schr. Annie Falconer, Toledo, 12640 bush corn, Coulthurst and Macphie.

Schr. Shickluna, Toledo, 3,588 bush. red wheat, Holcomb & Stewart.

Schr. Geo. Suffle, Oswego, 120 tons coal, John Kerr.

Schr. Mary Foster, Chicago, 2,850 bush. corn, R. Newbury.

Schr. Olive Branch, Hamilton, 9,009 p. staves, 21,951 W.I. do., Calvin & Breck.

Schr. Morning Star, Oswego, 106 tons coal, Calvin & Breck.

Schr. Southampton, Bay City, 186 pcs. oak, 1 pc. ash, Calvin & Breck.

Schr. Sybella, Port Huron, 3,776 p. staves, 50,000 W.I. do., Calvin & Breck.

Schr. Queen of the North, Port Huron, 16,757 p. staves, 44,960 W.I. do., Calvin & Breck.

Aug. 8th - Kate Kelly, Chicago, 16,000 bush. wheat, Coulthurst & McPhie.

Montauk, Chicago, 21,272 bush. wheat, M.T. Co.

Montauk (sic), Milwaukee, 18,000 bush. wheat, M.T. Co.

G.L. Wren, Chicago, 14,922 bush. corn, M.T. Co.

Columbia, Milwaukee, 4,057 bush. wheat, Coulthurst & McPhie.

Magnet, Charlotte, 8 bbls. fruit, Rees Bros; 8 bbls. fruit, R.D. Smith.

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Jones & Miller's wharf - The prop. Europe lightened 4,500 bush. wheat from Milwaukee, and 15 rolls of patent wall paper for S. Chown & Sons.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Flora Emma, Port Dalhousie, 8,770 bush. corn; Hibernia, Port Dalhousie, 22,307 bush. corn; Benedict, Port Dalhousie, 11,664 bush. corn; Gearing, Port Dalhousie, 6,494 bush. corn; John Wisly, Milwaukee, 17,900 bush. wheat; tug H.F. Bronson, five barges, light. Cleared: tug Elfin with barges St. Lawrence, 10,061 bush. corn; Milwaukee, 21,212 bush. wheat; Victor, 13,269 bush. corn; Kinghorn, 18,000 bush. wheat; Fortitude, 12,300 bush. corn; Alfred, 13,000 bush. corn.

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The steamer Athenian passed down; steamers Corinthian, Magnet, and Picton up; props. Lake Erie, Acadia, America and Armenia down.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - schr. Elvina from Chicago, 17,800 bush. corn.

Port Colborne, (no date) Down: props. Europe, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo; Nashua, do., Ogdensburg, do.; schrs. L. Cook, Toledo, Kingston, do.; Mary, do., do., corn; prop. Acadia, do., Montreal, gen. cargo; schr. H.W. Hoag, Toledo, Kingston, corn.

Up: Schrs. Typo, Willis, Kellar; prop. City of New York; schrs. O. Mowat, Florida, Hoboken, W.Y. Emery, P.M. Rogers, L. Shickluna, America, Caledonia, Wanette, Hungerford, Finney; props. Empire, City of Boston; schrs. Kettie, Southampton.

p.2 The St. Lawrence Route - The Chicago Tribune says: "The news in our despatches this morning, that work has been commenced on the several sections of the Welland Canal, will be received with great satisfaction all over the northwest. The cost of laying down our cereals on the docks of Liverpool is excessively oppressive upon our people. Our production would be increased almost indefinitely were we able to rely upon reasonable rates of transit to the markets of Europe. Our people will, therefore, watch with the greatest interest the enlargement of the Welland Canal, and, if the St. Lawrence canals are enlarged to correspond, the Northwest can assure the Canadian route all the business it can possibly do. Half a dozen lines like Ireland's and Sir Hugh Allan's will be at once needed to do the business."

Customs Imports - August 8th - Sloop Ellen Jane, Sodus, 50 bbls. apples, 18 bus. pears, F.J. Rose.

August 9th - Str. Kincardine, Toronto, 8,000 bush. corn, Holcomb & Stewart.

Barge D. Andrews, Toronto, 8,293 bush. corn, Holcomb & Stewart.

Str. Spartan, Rochester, 14 bbls. fruit, 2 crates fruit, R. Town; 4 bbls. fruit, 1 crate fruit, Rees Bros.

Schr. Oriental, Bay City, 195 pcs. oak, Calvin & Breck.

Schr. Jas. Norris, Toledo, 186 pcs. oak, Calvin & Breck.

Prop. Lake Erie, Chicago, 43 bales broom corn; R. Bailey & Co.

Str. Picton, Montreal, Calvin & Breck, 812 bars iron, 323 bdls. iron.

Schr. Europe, Chicago, S. Chown & Son, 15 rolls roofing paper; Jones & Miller, 4,466 bush. wheat.

August 11th - Schr. (sic) Acadia, Chicago, M.T. Co., 3,729 bush. corn.

Str. Passport, Charlotte, R.D. Smith, 5 bbls. fruit, 1 crate tomatoes.

Schr. Flora Emma, Pt. Dalhousie, M.T. Co., 8,769 bush. corn.

Schr. Hibernia, Pt. Dalhousie, M.T. Co., 6,229 bush. corn.

Schr. Mary Gormley, Oswego, P. Conroy, 60 bags, 200 sacks b meal; R. Carson, 230 sacks b meal, 100 sacks cracked corn; A. Gunn & Co., 500 sacks b. meal.

Schr. Elvina, Chicago, Holcomb & Stewart, 18,700 bush. corn.

Schr. John Wesley, Milwaukee, M.T. Co., 17,900 bush. wheat.

Schr. Creole, Chippewa Bay, Calvin & Breck, 6,000 withs.

A challenge was given out on the 4th of August, by Armstrong & Co. of Port Colborne to run their tug Maggie against any tug in Port Dalhousie for $1,000 a side, to run from Port Dalhousie to Toronto. Next morning it was taken up by Captain Quackenbush, Port Dalhousie. An exciting time is expected. Capt. Quackenbash's tug is the Sam Perry.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 11, 1873