The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1873

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p.1 Marine News

Port Colborne, Oct. 20th - Down: prop. Maine, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; barque L. Cook, Bear Creek, Kingston, timber; prop. Lake Erie, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo; barque Roscius, Chicago, Ogdensburg, corn; schrs. Cortez, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; Rival, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Morning Light, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Alpha, Bay City, Kingston, staves; Nassau, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; prop. Bruno, Chatham, Montreal, wheat and apples; schr. Ben Franklin, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; brig. H. Roney, do., timber; schrs. Fleetwing, Cleveland, Toronto, stone; Clayton Belle, Chicago, Ogdensburg, corn; barque J.C. Woodruff, Port Colborne, Thorold, light; schrs. Albacorn, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Hartford, do., do.; Atlanta, Chicago, Oswego, corn; prop. Sovereign, Chicago, Montreal, wheat; schrs. Mary, Port Stanley, Oswego, wheat; Magdala, Bear Creek, Kingston, staves.

Up: props. Milwaukee, Canada, schr. Westside, props. Lake Ontario, Champlain, schrs. Sam Cook, F. Martin, L. Dall, J.G. McGrath, Rockaway, barques Gibralter, Arctic, schr. St. Andrews.

At elevator - schr. St. Lawrence of St. Catharines.

In harbour wind bound - barque Arctic, Gibraltar, schrs. St. Andrews, Rockaway, J.G. McGrath, Wm. Raynor, T. Martin, Pratler, Wm. Hunter.

Weather stormy; blowing a gale from the south, with rain. First snow of the season yesterday afternoon, with wind from northeast, light.

The wind fell sufficiently yesterday afternoon to allow some elevating of grain being done, but during the night it began to blow again, and work had to be stopped. This morning the wind fell off again, but there seems to be indications of another gale. The Montreal Transportation Company commenced work with both their elevators, intending to overtake the arrears which had accumulated, but they had to stop about one o'clock in the morning. The arrivals consist of ligterages from propellers.

Coulthurst & McPhie's wharf - The prop. Lake Erie lightened 4,428 bushels of wheat from Chicago, and the barge Tuscorara left with 18,095 bushels wheat.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - The tug Elfin arrived with six barges, and the Glide left with barges Chicago, 21,566 bushels wheat; Royal Oak, 13,917 bushels wheat; Ingot, 7,200 bushels wheat; Detroit, 20,341 bushels wheat; Victor, 13,880 bushels wheat.

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The propellers Africa, Lake Erie, Argyle, Georgian, Bruno, Shickluna, and Columbia passed down, as did the steamers Corinthian and Spartan. The Bavarian passed up. The schr. Volunteer arrived with 125 tons coal from Oswego. The tug Wren coaled here this morning. The schr. Vision is loading 4,200 bushels barley consigned to Oswego by D. Sills.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - The prop. Persia lightened 6,400 bush. wheat from Chicago; prop. Argyle lightened 5,100 bush. wheat from Chicago; Sovereign, Chicago, lightened 5,000 bushels wheat; schr. Cavalier, Chicago, 18,300 bushels wheat.

Port Colborne, Oct. 22nd - Down: barque Norway, Toledo, Kingston, timber; schr. Paragon, Erie, Toronto, coal; prop. City of Toledo, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Alma Munro, Port Stanley, Montreal, gen. cargo; schr. Monticello, Chicago, Ogdensburg, corn.

Up: schr. Smith & Post, props. Ocean, Lothair, schr. Mary Copely, Falconer, Bismarck.

Wind south-west, light, but has been blowing fresh all day.

Schrs. Paragon and Montrello (sic - Monticello ?), arrived this morning in the gale, and experienced very heavy weather. The Paragon had part of her bulwark washed away. The schr. Mary Copely and prop. Alma Munro had a slight collision in the harbour this p.m., doing some damage to the propeller's upper works, and the vessel's head gear.

p.2 New Lighthouse - We are glad to see that the Government are advertising for tenders for a new lighthouse to be erected on Wolfe Island. This will be a welcome boon to mariners. (+ ad)

Narrow Escape - John Evans, the mate of the schr. M. Fillmore, while trying to reach his vessel the other evening, walked right over the edge of the wharf. He shouted lustily, and Captain Lefevre, of the barge Chicago, managed to get hold of him, and pulled him out none the worse for his ducking.

The Yacht Challenge - Mr. Henry, the owner of the yacht Lady Kate, desires us to state that he did accept the challenge of Mr. Cunningham, of the Phantom of Kingston. He alleges that he wrote the latter gentleman some days ago and intimated his willingness to run next spring at Big Bay for $100 a side; and that if agreeable to Mr. Cunningham the Sunberry be allowed to enter also, thus swelling the amount to $300. To this communication Mr. Henry avers he received no response; and further he asserts he is as anxious as Mr. Cunningham to meet in a friendly contest. Mr. Henry's reason for naming next spring is his inability to come at present, in the absence of his suit of canvas at Kingston undergoing remodelling. [Belleville Ontario]

(Mr. Henry Cunningham informs us that he did not think it necessary to reply to the above mentioned communication, as the owner of the Lady Kate did not take advantage of Mr. C.'s acceptance of his challenge. Mr. C. is still willing to sail the Lady Kate in Kingston, but he has no time to spare to go up to Big Bay; and he is willing to sail the Lady Kate now or next spring. - Ed. News)

p.3 Customs Imports - Oct. 22nd - Prop. Argyle, Chicago, Holcomb & Stewart, 5,082 bush. wheat, J. Harty & Co., 50 bbls. spirits.

Prop. America, Chicago, M.T. Co., 6,296 bush. wheat.

Oct. 23rd - Schr. Agnes, Big Sodus, I. Noble, 80 cords wood.

Schr. Volunteer, Oswego, J. Swift & Co., 110 tons coal.

Schr. M.C. Cameron, Chicago, M.T. Co., 20,276 bush. wheat.

Str. Persia, Chicago, Holcomb & Stewart, 6,000 bush. wheat.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1873