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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 19, 1873

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p.3 Customs Imports - Dec. 17th - Barque British Lion, Toledo, Calvin & Breck, 117 pcs. oak, 18 pcs. ash, 4 pcs. ash, 4 pcs. white wood, 27 pcs. oak, 8 pcs. oak.


The following are some of the instances of fleet sailing for the season just closed:

Schr. Samuel L. Mather, Capt. Edson, from Milwaukee to Escanaba and loaded thence to Cleveland in four days and 21 hours.

Schr. Scotia, the round trip between Chicago and Buffalo, including a stop at Milwaukee, in 11 1/2 days.

Schr. R.J. Gibbs, the round trip between Toledo and Buffalo in 4 1/2 days.

Schr. Eagle Wing, from Sandusky to Escanaba and back to Detroit in 7 days.

Schr. Ann Maria, Capt. W.W. Collins, from Chicago to Detroit in 3 days.

Bark S.V.R. Watson, from Chicago to Detroit in 3 days.

Schr. Harvest Home, from Marquette to Erie, thence to Detroit in 7 days.

Schr. Falcon, Capt. Rooney, round trip between Chicago and Ludington in 65 hours, handling two cargoes.

Bark Ogarita, from L'Anse (L'Ause ?), Lake Superior, to Detroit in 2 1/2 days.

Schr. Superior, the round trip between Detroit and Marquette in 9 1/2 days.

Schrs. Cossack and Lillie Parsons made the round trip between Oswego and Chicago, calling at Milwaukee, in 25 days.

Schr. Golden Fleece, which knows how to do it, from Chicago to Detroit in 70 hours, contending with heavy weather.

Schr. Alice Richards performed same distance in same time.

Schr. Halsted, the round trip between Milwaukee and Buffalo in 11 1/2 days.

Steamship Amazon, with two barges in tow, from Buffalo to Detroit, in 32 hours against a head wind.

Steamship Inter-Ocean, with consort Argonaut, both deep laden, from Chicago in 4 days, having heavy weather.

Schrs. Kelderhouse and Orphan Boy, round trip between Chicago and Buffalo in 15 days.

Schr. Northwest performed the same trip in 11 1/2 days.

Schr. Stampede, one of the old style craft, from Sheboygan to Buffalo and back, a cargo each way, in 14 days.

Schr. Butcher Boy, from Buffalo to Chicago, in 8 1/2 days, and the round trip in 18 days.

Schr. Higgie & Jones, the round trip between Chicago and Buffalo in 13 days.

Steam tug Gladiator transferred a raft containing 1,400,000 feet from Greenbush, Lake Huron, to Tonawanda, in 7 1/2 days. So says T. McGowan.

Schr. Marenge, Capt. Carr, from Milwaukee to Buffalo in less than 4 days.

Schr. S.S. Osborne, Capt. Wm. Seamans, from Escanaba to Cleveland in 2 days and 15 hours.

Schr. White Cloud, Capt. Geo. Tapling, from Chicago to Kingston and back in 18 days.

Bark Summer Cloud, Capt. Linn, from Chicago to Buffalo in 4 1/2 days.

Schr. S.P. Ely, Lake Huron to Buffalo, 29 hours; and from Detroit River in 19 hours.

Schr. Rouse Simmons, the round trip between Chicago and Muskegon in 35 hours.

Schr. J.R. Noyes, from Milwaukee to Port Colborne in 4 days.

Schr. New Dominion, of Port Rowan, from Kingston to Detroit in 5 days.

Steamer Keweenaw, from Detroit to Buffalo and back in 3 days.

[Detroit Tribune]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 19, 1873