The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 20, 1874

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p.2 Marine Intelligence

There is not much doing in the harbour, the season not having properly begun yet. There are one or two arrivals however. On Saturday quite a number of schooners passed up from Ogdensburg and other ports down the river, without calling here.

The prop. Dromedary arrived at the M.T. Co.'s dock with 14,000 bush. wheat from Toronto, and the schr. Governor arrived from Ogdensburg with 3,500 railroad ties for the Kingston and Pembroke Railroad, which will be unloaded as soon as possible.

At James Swift & Co.'s wharf the prop. Georgian has arrived with 3,000 barrels flour, awaiting orders.

The schr. Richardson left on Saturday for Windsor with 5,000 bush. rye; and the Jessie McDonald has arrived with coal from Oswego for the Gas Works. This is about all there is to report on the harbour this morning. The water is rough, and the weather is very wet, so that much work cannot be done.

At daylight on Friday, the schooner Kate Kelly, bound from Brockville to this port with lumber, was taken in tow some eight miles off port by the tug Wheeler. In coming up the river the port bow of the schooner struck the lower end of the Doolittle dock, and stove in one or two planks above the water line. [Oswego Times]

Death of a Pioneer Navigator - Capt. John Fellows died a few days since, near Buffalo, after an illness of four years, resulting from a paralytic stroke. Capt. Fellows commenced sailing about the year 1832 in the brig Recovery, which at the close of the war of 1812 was sunk under lea of an island on Lake Superior. She was brought down over the Sault St. Mary falls and served several years on Lake Erie. Capt. Fellows commanded a number of vessels on the lakes, and was held in high esteem by his acquaintances everywhere. His father commanded the first vessel on Lake Ontario.

Port Colborne, April 20th - Down: nothing.

Up: schr. New Dominion of Picton, Kingston, to Kincardine, light; barque Mary Jane, Hamilton, to Bay City, light; propeller Oswegatchie, Ogdensburg, to Toledo, general cargo; Lake Ontario, Port Dalhousie to Chicago, passengers; Persia, St. Catharines, to Port Huron, light; St. Albans, Ogdensburg to Chicago, general cargo; schr. L.L. Lamb, Toronto, to Detroit, light; schr. G.B. Sloan, Fairhaven, to Chicago, coal; G.W. Davis, Maumee Valley, Cheney Ames. The Buffalo fleet was seen passing through the ice here today.

p.3 Difficult Navigation - Buffalo, April 18th - Several sail vessels and propellers that left here this morning have worked their way through several miles of ice and reached clear water.

C.I. - 18th - str. Pierrepont.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 20, 1874