The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1873

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p.1 The infant that came into the world on the steamer Passport between here and Montreal, the other day, was christened Wilhemina Passport, and the boy born on the Spartan was named Spartacus, seeing that the little cuss first saw light on the Spartan.

p.2 New Yacht - We had the pleasure this afternoon of seeing a very handsome new yacht built by Mr. H. Cunningham for Mr. A.H. Best, of Detroit. The yacht is clinkerbuilt, 19 feet 9 inches long, and 5 feet 6 inches in beam, and carries a sloop rig. She is built of pine, finely finished with black walnut and cedar, and varnished. The boat has not been named yet, and we believe she will prove the fastest boat, as well as the handsomest ever built in Canada. Mr. Cunningham has sent six boats to Detroit, and when he got the order for this one he was told to build her to beat the last one he sent. The boat was out for a trial of speed on Saturday, and proved very fast, walking away from the Brown Jug, which is no mean sailor. She will be out again this afternoon before she is sent away.

Marine News

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Arrived: prop. Calabria, Port Dalhousie, lightened 4,525 bush. corn; schr. Northumberland, Toledo, 15,034 bush. wheat; prop. Asia, Toledo, lightened 5,017 bush. wheat. Cleared: per tugs Elfin, Lady Franklin and Government Tug Line - Utility, 12,200 bush. corn; Frank, 10,223 bush. corn; Chicago, 21,473 bush. wheat; Convoy, 8,850 bush. wheat; Wanda, 10,259 bush. wheat; Dreadnought, 9,250 bush. corn; Victor, 13,530 bush. corn; Harvest, 16,419 bush. corn; St. Lawrence, 10,000 bush. corn; Ingot, 7,900 bush. corn; Cruiser, 9,520 bush. corn; Wheatbin, 20,071 bush. wheat; Toledo, 21,500 bush. wheat; Relief, 12,090 bush. wheat.

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The steamers Corinthian, Picton, Abyssinian and Corsican passed up; Osprey, Passport, and Athenian down; props. Lake Erie and America down. The tug Dolly Vardon coaled here this morning.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - The prop. Prussia, Chicago, lightened 4,200 bush. wheat; steam barge Lincoln, Chicago, 16,000 bush. wheat; barge Lisgar, Chicago, 21,000 bush. wheat. Cleared per tug Wren - Lark, 19,500 bush. wheat; Falconer, 18,000 bush wheat; Linnet, 17,000 bush. wheat, and Star, 12,000 bush. wheat.

Port Colborne, Sept. 6th - Down: Schrs. Hattie Wells, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Montauk, Milwaukee, do., do.; prop. Georgian, Toledo, Montreal, gen. cargo; schrs. F.D. Barker, Chicago, Oswego, grain; Prince Alfred, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; St. Andrews, Malden, Clayton, timber; Typo, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Nassau, Chicago, do., do.

Up: Schrs. Two Friends, Lyman Casey, J.H. Breck, L. & J. Collier, Bermuda, Valentine, Ellen Theresa, Mary, prop. City of London, barque George Thurston, schr. Camanche, barges G. Morley, F. Russell, H. Benson, schr. J. Norris, barque M.A. Muir, Jessie Scarth, schr. New Dominion of Port Rowan, O. Mowat.

p.3 Custom Imports - Sept. 6th - Schr. J.C. Woodruff, Toledo, Calvin & Breck, 228 pcs. oak.

Schr. J. G. McGrath, Detroit, C. & Breck, 22,083 staves.

Schr. Mary Everett, Detroit, C. & Breck, 23,856 p. staves.

Schr. F. Campbell, Toledo, C. & Breck, 236 pcs. oak.

Schr. M.A. Muir, Bay City, C. & Breck, 289 pcs. oak, 5 pcs. ash.

Schr. Denmark, Bay City, C. & Breck, 297 pcs. oak, 24 pcs. ash, 4 pcs. pine.

Schr. Theresa, Toledo, C. & Breck, 186 pcs. oak.

Str. Magnet, Charlotte, 7 baskets, 3 bbls., 2 crates fruit.

Str. Persia, Toledo, M.T. Co., 11,100 bush. wheat.

Str. Corsican, Montreal, R. & J. Gardiner, 1 c. B. goods.

Str. Osprey, Hamilton, G. Robertson & Son, 50 caddies tobacco.

Str. Asia, Toledo, M.T. Co., 5,017 bush. wheat.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1873