The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 7, 1874

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p.2 Marine Intelligence

There is more life in the harbour this morning, which is occasioned by the arrival of light barges from Montreal, so that the transhipment of grain which has been delayed will now be proceeded with.

Montreal Transportation Co. - Arrived: schr. Philo Bennett, from Oshawa, with 6,679 bush. wheat. The tug Active arrived with six barges in tow - Chicago, Dalhousie, Waverley, Staghound, Portland, and Glengarry; tug Glide also with 6 barges - Wheatbin, with 237 tons rail iron; Energy, 33 tons; Lancaster, 137 tons; Cruiser, Convoy, and C. light cleared. The Glide left on her third trip down with barges Corncrib, 18,088 bush. wheat; Cayuga, 18,500 bush. wheat; Amazon, 9,600 bush. wheat; St. Lawrence, 9,827 bush. wheat; Relief, 10,703 bush. peas and 1,247 bush. wheat. Tug Active with Milwaukee, 21,178 bush. wheat; Whitby, 11,000 bush. wheat; Portland, 8,000 bush. wheat, and 35 pieces square timber; Energy, 14,000 bush. wheat. The schr. New Dominion is unloading 8,000 bush. wheat today.

The barges Dalhousie and Lancaster are new, and put in their first appearance in Kingston harbour this trip. Their capacity is 18,000 and 17,500 bushels respectively.

James Swift & Co. - The steamer Passport up, propeller East also passed up, and the steamers Corsican and Picton, and propeller Bristol passed down. The steam tug Gatineau left for Cape Vincent.

Holcomb & Stewart - The tug Wren arrived from her first round trip this morning with barges Jet, Star, Martin and Snipe. The schr. Wood-duck, Hamilton, 4,100 bushels wheat; Kate, Oshawa, 6,300 bushels wheat; steam barge Clinton, Milwaukie, 16,460 bushels wheat. This is the first arrival from Lake Michigan this season, and is the first trip of the boat.

The steam barge Saxton (sic - Saxon ?), a new boat of last season, is at the Marine Railway for the purpose of shipping a new boiler.

Port of Chicago, May 3rd - Cleared: schr. O.M. Bond, Kingston, 18,809 bush. wheat; schr. D.A. Wells, Port Colborne, 20,594 bush. corn; schr. Orient, Kingston, 22,026 bush. wheat; schr. Mary Copely, Kingston, 17,062 bush. wheat.

Port Colborne, May 6th - Down: barque Malta, Pigeon Bay, Collins Bay, timber; Montmorency, Bay City, Clayton, timber; Republic, Toledo, Clayton, timber; Lyman Casey, Toledo, Oswego, corn and wheat; J. Scarth, Wheatley, Collins Bay, timber; prop. Garden City, Toledo, Ogdensburg, corn; America, Milwaukee, St. Catharines, wheat; schr. S.J. Jenkins, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; Itasca, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; barque Hemisphere, Chicago, Ogdensburg, corn; prop. Argyle, Bay City, Kingston, staves; barque Laura, do., do., timber; schr. Montreal, Detroit, Kingston, staves.

Up: steam barge D.W. Powers, Oswego, Chicago, light; Abercon ?, Ogdensburg, Saginaw, light; prop. Maine, Ogdensburg and Oswego, Chicago, general cargo; schr. Sligo, Kingston, Chicago, light; Ayr, Kingston, Kempville, light.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 7, 1874