The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1873

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There is a gale blowing on the lake this morning, and there is very little doing in the harbour. The monetary crisis is having an effect on freights.

Jones & Miller's wharf - The prop. Lake Michigan lightened 4,375 bush. wheat; prop. Columbia, from Chicago, lightened 4,070 bush. wheat. The barge Odessa left for Montreal with 14,500 bush. wheat, and 20 tons stone, and barges Jean Bond and Liberateur left for Quebec with a full cargo of staves.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - prop. East lightened 5,740 bush. wheat; prop. Enterprise, Port Dalhousie, 21,416 bush. corn; schr. Picton, 9,126 bush. wheat. The tug Elfin arrived with four barges, and left with Relief, 12,350 bush. wheat; Waverley, 12,227 bush. wheat; Westport, 9,100 bush. wheat; Advance, 12,271 bush. wheat; Flint, 7,674 bush. wheat. The schr. Rutherford left with 409 tons railroad iron for Hamilton, and the Nellie Sherwood left with 115 tons for the same place.

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The steamer Passport went up last night; the Osprey and Spartan passed down. The Lake Michigan passed down. The steambarge Water Lily arrived from the Rideau Canal with a general cargo. Schr. George Henry arrived from Oswego with a general cargo, and the Mary Gormley, from Oswego, with 50 tons Lehigh coal.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - Homeward Bound, from Newcastle, with 7,000 bush. peas. The Wren leaves with barges Lark and Linnet, with 37,000 bush. wheat and peas.

Schooner Ashore - The schr. D.G. Fort, while coming into the harbour about 9 o'clock this morning went ashore on the shoal outside Carruthers' wharf while under sail. The cause seems to have been carelessness on the part of the Captain, as the buoys are plainly visible in coming down, and the schooner seemed to be steering in a straight line for one of them. The tug H.M. Mixer went out to try and get her off, but did not succeed, as she seems to be too firmly fixed. She has a cargo of grain consigned to the Montreal Transportation Co.

The tug Lady Franklin and Wren made another attempt to get the vessel off this afternoon, but so far without avail. There is no probability of her getting off until the weather moderates.

Storm Signal - The signal was hoisted at last this morning about half-past 9 o'clock, after the gale had been blowing for several hours. We hope that it may be useful to mariners in future, as it will be elevated whenever a gale is predicted.

Port Colborne, Sept. 24th - Down: prop. Champlain, Chicago to Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Canadian, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; prop. Africa, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo; Empire, Cleveland, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; tug Metamora, Cleveland, Prescott, light.

Up: barques Malta, Prince of Wales, Jessie Scarth, Willie Kellar, schrs. Wacousta, Nassau, Knight Templar, Peerless, barque S.A. Marsh, schrs. C.G. Mixer, W.Y. Emery, Mary, Perry, Hannah, barques Mary Merritt, British Lion, schrs. Mediterranean, Gaudry and Albacore of St. Catharines.

Boats - The boats made at this city have always borne a first-class reputation, which no doubt they fully deserved. At the present time this reputation is fully sustained by Mr. Cunningham, whose boats find their way to nearly every port on the lakes. We find that at a regatta held at Detroit, last Wednesday, no less than five of Cunningham's boats, including the Nettie, the winner, competed in the first race. It is very creditable to Kingston that our boat-builders can thus carry all before them on the lakes.

The Yacht Race - The race between the yachts Lady Stanley, Ina and Coral is to come off tomorrow in the harbour. The race will start at ten o'clock, and the following is the course proposed: Starting from the harbour, going round a buoy moored off Wolfe Island, and back; thence to Four Mile Point and back; thence to Milton Island and back, and again to Four Mile Point and back - making in all about thirty miles. This is a good course, and will amply show the capabilities of the boats. We hope the weather will be favourable.

The Regatta - The fine steamer Maud will sail around the harbour tomorrow morning with the yachts, giving parties a splendid opportunity of viewing the regatta. The band of A. Battery will be on board.

Customs Imports - Sept. 25th - Prop. Columbia, Chicago, 4,070 bush. wheat, Jones & Miller.

Do., Oswego, 30 bbls. pitch, J. Muckleston & Co.; 1,000 dry hides, A. Gunn & Co.

Schr. Mary Gormley, Oswego, 30 tons coal, J. Swift & Co., 300 sacks corn meal, 100 cracked corn, M. Morrison; 1 bag corn meal, P. Conroy.

Str. Spartan, Port Hope, 4 bbls., R. Town; 4 crates, Rees Bros.

Prop. East, Chicago, 5,740 bush. wheat, M.T. Co.

Barque Fanny Campbell, Toledo, 19,000 bush. corn, do.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1873