The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 3, 1873

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p.1 The yachts Oriole and Lady Stanley are at St. Catharines drydock, undergoing improvements preparatory to the regatta. The standing main gaff topsail of the former has been raised to 140 feet. She is a model yacht built there a year ago at a cost of $8,000.

p.2 Marine News

Jones & Miller's wharf - The schooner Gallatin, Chicago, 21,000 bush. wheat. The barges Alabama, Rover and Juno leave tonight for Montreal with 36,000 bush. wheat.

Coulthurst & McPhie's wharf - The schr. John Magee, Milwaukee, arrived with 18,150 bush. wheat.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - C.C. Trowbridge, Chicago, 15,542 bush. wheat; M.L. Collins, Milwaukee, 12,750 bush. wheat; tug Bronson with six barges. The schr. Annie Mulvey is loading 114 tons railroad iron for Windsor.

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The steamers Corinthian, Abyssinian and Osprey passed up; str. Spartan down, schr. H.P. Murray left today for Cleveland with scrap iron.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - The propeller Dominion, Toledo, lightened 4,200 bush. wheat, and proceeded down the river.

The first large grain fleet of the season is now in port. The Montreal Transportation Company are having their facilities for elevating tested to the utmost, and a considerable amount will have to be paid for demurrage. We have heard of bonuses being offered by captains to outside forwarders to get their vessels discharged. The prop. Bristol is lying at Swift's wharf awaiting lighterage, but there is no chance of her getting lightened for several days.

Port Colborne, Sept. 2nd - Down: props. Buckeye, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; St. Albans, Chicago, do., do.; barque London, Toledo, Kingston, timber; steam barge Westford, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; H. Rooney, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Laura, Chatham, Clayton, do.; Gibraltar, Toledo, Kingston, do.; props. Europe, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo; Shickluna, Toledo, do., do.; steam barge Dubuque, Saginaw, Oswego, lumber; schrs. Senator Blood, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; A.L. Andrews, Chicago, Kingston, do.; L. Powell, Bay City, Kingston, staves; Northumberland, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; Alpha, Bay City, do., timber; Florida, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; J. Drummond, Chicago, Kingston, do.; barges City, Saginaw, Oswego, lumber; Star of the North, do., do.; schrs. Ouronta, Chicago, Pt. Colborne, wheat.

Up: schrs. Maize, W. Hoades, Florence, props. City of Concord, A. Munro, schrs. C. Jeffrey, G.D. Dousman, Erie Belle, Sweet Home, prop. Lowell, barque Canada.

p.3 Customs Imports - Sept. 2nd - Schr. Ontario, Detroit, Calvin & Breck, 17,000 p. staves.

Schr. White Oak, Bay City, Coulthurst & McPhie, 76,120 W.I. staves, 2,730 pipe staves.

Schr. M.L. Collins, Milwaukee, M.T. Co., 12,750 bush. wheat.

Schr. C.C. Trowbridge, Chicago, do., 15,543 bush. do.

Schr. James Norris, Toledo, Calvin & Breck, 200 pcs. oak.

Schr. M.L. Breck, do., do., 170 do.

Schr. Canada, do., do., 121 do., 148 pcs. ash, 2 pcs. walnut.

Schr. E. Blake, Bay City, do., 209 pcs. oak.

Schr. Lady Macdonald, do., do., 32,944 p staves, 8,261 W.I. staves.

Schr. Sweden, do., do., 251 pcs. oak, 12 pcs. ash, 7 pcs. white wood.

Str. Spartan, Charlotte, Rees Bros., 10 baskets, 4 crates fruit.

Schr. (sic) Dominion, Toledo, Holcomb & Stewart, 4,110 bush. wheat.

p.4 Boat Accident - An accident occurred on Sunday morning at Cobourg, by which one of the crew of the yacht Mazeppa of Cape Vincent, named Byron Robinson, met a watery grave. The yacht was being towed up from Kingston by the mail steamer Spartan, to take part in the regatta here this week. As the Spartan was backing out from the wharf at Cobourg, the yacht got under the guard of the steamer and was capsized, and three of the crew, of which Robinson was one were thrown into the water. Every effort was made to rescue the three men but only two of them were saved, Robinson having got under the steamer was drowned. We are informed that no blame can be attached to Capt. Dunlop, of the Spartan, for the result of the unfortunate accident as he was most cautious in backing out from the wharf not to collide with the yacht. The yacht and crew were left at Cobourg, and Robinson's body will be forwarded to his late home.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 3, 1873