The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1874

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p.2 Marine Intelligence

The grain trade is very dull, there being only one arrival to report. The forwarders are now prepared to go on with plenty of work, and probably next week there will be a good deal to do, as a number of advices of vessels have been received.

Montreal Transportation Co. - The tug Active has arrived up with barges Frank and Consort. The tug is to be hauled out to get her wheel changed, in order to suit her for towing on the lake.

James Swift & Co. - The propeller Persia passed down on her first trip. Kincardine arrived from Oswego, and left for Belleville. The steamers Corinthian and Alexandra passed down; Spartan and Picton up; steam barge Nile left for the Rideau Canal with a general cargo.

Holcomb & Stewart - The schr. Bermuda, Oshawa, 8,500 bush. wheat. The tug Wren left with barges Jet, 2,300 bush. wheat and peas; Snipe, 12,500 bush. wheat; Martin, 12,500 bush. wheat. The Sennet will leave this afternoon per tug line with 17,800 bush. corn.

The schr. S.A. Marsh is unloading coal at Davidson & Doran's wharf.

Port Colborne, May 8th - Down: schrs. Hubbard, Chicago, Port Colborne, wheat; W.G. Grant, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; Atlanta, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; J.T. Mott, do. do., do.; Ontario of Goderich, Kincardine, Kingston, wheat; T.R. Merritt, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Ada Medora, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; prop. Ocean, Chicago, Montreal, corn and flour; schrs. M. Filmore, do., Kingston, wheat; Pandora, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Picton, Chicago, Port Dalhousie, coal; prop. Sovereign, Chicago, St. Catharines, wheat; steam-barge W.R. Robertson, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; schr. New Dominion, Port Rowan, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; prop. Albans, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. Mary Sovereign (sic), Buck Houn (sic), Toronto, lumber; Paragon, Chicago, Toronto, coal; H. Folger, Milwaukee, Cape Vincent, corn and wheat; prop. Acadia, Kincardine, Montreal, salt and wheat; tug S.H. Lyons, Buffalo, Oswego; barque British Lion, Kingston, lumber; schrs. Guiding Star, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Tecumseh, Goderich, Kingston, salt and wheat; H.M. Scove, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; Union Jack, Detroit, Kingston, staves.

Up: prop. Granite State, Oswego, Toledo, gen. cargo; schrs. Ariadne, Newcastle, Cleveland, light; Olive Branch, Fairhaven, do., do.; Fellowcraft, Toronto, Port Burwell, light; barque Mary Merritt, Collinsby, Bay City, light; M.C. Cameron, Kingston, Kincardine, stone; Antelope, Collinsby, do., stone; S.B. Anklin, Toronto, Vermillion, light; Albacore, Port Colborne, Bay City, light; Hubbard, Port Colborne, Erie, light.

Prop. Lake Erie, with wheat from Chicago sprunk a leak above Port Maitland, by her stern pipe shifting; discharged at the elevator 900 bush. damaged.

Prince Edward - We are informed that the Government have placed the sum of $6,000 in the estimates for expenditure in the Picton harbour.

p.3 The First Nail - The Inter-Ocean thinks the year 1874 drives the first nail in the head of the coffin which buries sail craft on the lakes, believing that they are to be entirely superceded by steam barges which carry large loads of their own, besides towing two or three barges. Files of the Detroit Free Press for 1873 would indicate that the "first nail" has been driven once before, yet the opinion was given with some reserve. There are certain freights that always will be handled, on short lines particularly, much the cheapest by sail. [Detroit Free Press]

Good Fishing - The Brighton Ensign states that on Monday last Mr. Dow Claus of that place, landed 1,700 lbs. of trout in one haul, and on Tuesday 1,200 lbs. more, or nearly 3,000 lbs. in two hauls, and this with only 30 lbs. of thread. This is certainly "tall fishing" and speaks volumes in favor of the system of protection which was afforded our fisheries under the late Government.

Ruled Out & Passed Out - The old schooner Albert, which for twenty-five years has done service on the lakes, was last year ruled out of the Underwriters' books and this season passed out of existence. She was built at Amherst Island in 1849.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1874