The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 6, 1873

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p.2 International Yacht Regatta - The Toronto papers are very severe on the members of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Toronto, on account of the late regatta having proved a fizzle, owing in a great measure to the club not having advertised it properly. Indeed the Sun says: "Not only was the regatta not advertised abroad, as common sense would have dictated, but a determined effort was made - and a successful one - to keep information from the city papers." The result can be easily imagined. There were very few parties to take any interest in the regatta, and the whole thing is looked upon as a great fizzle. The Sun further says: "If any of our readers are au fait with the members of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, they will perhaps be able to learn something, but one of the vulgar herd to approach those brass buttons and imitation gold lace, we shudder for the result." And concludes as follows: "One more such magnificent fizzle as this has proved to be, and we should feel inclined to advocate the closing of the harbour, so that outsiders would not have the opportunity of seeing us make fools of ourselves."

Orange Excursion - Orangemen celebrate anniversary of Prince of Wales' visit to Kingston in 1860 by having excursion and picnic; steamers Pierrepont and Maud take people to Pleasant Point, opposite head of Amherst Island, joined by Orangemen from Belleville brought by str. Rochester; over 2000 attendees.

Marine News

There is still a great pressure on the elevating work in the grain trade, and we expect it will be at least a week before the arrears can be taken up. This, we think, is another reason for the extension of the harbour and the erection of more elevators.

Jones & Miller's wharf - The Henry Folger, Toledo, 22,300 bush. corn; B.W. Folger, Toronto, 8,000 bush. wheat; Centurion, Toronto, 4,700 bush. wheat. Cleared: barges America, 14,000 bush. wheat; Beaufort, 22,300 bush. corn, 1,100 bush. wheat, and 30 tons sand stone; Odessa, 16,000 bush. wheat, and 20 tons sandstone.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - prop. Enterprise, 21,487 bush. wheat; M. Filmore, Chicago, 18,545 bush. wheat; New Dominion, Toledo, 12,100 bush. corn; Persia, Toledo, 11,100 bush. wheat.

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The steamers Bavarian, Athenian and York passed up, and Abyssinian and Magnet and prop. Lake Erie down. The steam-barge Kitty Friel arrived from the Rideau Canal with a gen. cargo, and tug Wren coaled here this morning.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - The schr. Dan Lyons, Chicago, 18,500 bush. wheat; prop. Shickluna, Toledo, lightened 3,400 bush. wheat. The tug Wren arrived with three light barges. Cleared per Government tug line - barges Hawk, 12,000 bush. wheat and corn; and Snipe, 12,300 bush. corn.

The prop. Asia, of St. Catharines, arrived this morning on her first trip down the lake, and lies at the M.T. Co.'s wharf awaiting lighterage. She is a very handsome vessel, and is splendidly fitted up for passengers. She will be a good addition to the lake carrying trade, and her building and model reflect great credit on the builders.

Port Colborne, Sept. 5th - Down: Schrs. W.F. Preston, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Fitshugh (sic - Fitzhugh ?), do., wheat; G.C. Finney, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; W. Kellar, do., do., J. Mullen, do.; Corsican, Sandusky, Toronto, coal; Bismarck, Munro, Kingston, timber; West Side, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; O.M. Bond, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Elvina, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; Knight Templar, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; G.L. Wrenn, do., do.; W.G. Grant, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Malta, Bell River, Clayton, timber; C.G. Mixer, Chicago, Ogdensburg, wheat; Starling, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Floretta, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat. Props. Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Dromedary, Sandusky, Kingston, wheat; Sovereign, Milwaukee, do.

Up: Schrs. S.D. Hungerford, Azov, Arctic, prop. Africa, Lawrence.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 6, 1873