The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1874

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p.1 Launch of a Yacht - On Tuesday afternoon the launch of the handsome new craft, the Annie Cuthbert, took place at Cobourg, and her first introduction to her new element was as auspicious as could be desired. A large number of people witnessed the interesting event. Her builder and owner is Mr. Alex. Cuthbert, formerly the owner of the Lady Stanley, which was also built under his superintendence. The new yacht is a marvel of beauty and symmetry, and bids fair to win new laurels for her owner. She will probably prove a dangerous rival of the crack yachts on the inland lakes. She is a centre-board yacht of 65 tons measurement; length on the keel, 75 feet; breadth amidship, 17 1/2 feet. She is calculated to carry 1,500 feet of canvas.

Mill Point - Seventy vessels have cleared from this port already this season, for American ports, being mostly loaded with lumber, railroad ties, cedar posts, lath, shingles, etc. About a dozen schooners are lying here most of the time, loading or repairing, which gives the place quite a marine appearance. The schooners Catherine, Newcastle, Fanny, Troy and Sea Bird have arrived light during the past week. Cleared: Sea Bird, with 130,000 lumber; S.A Marsh, 232,000 do.; Catherine, 90,000 do.; and sloop Greyhound with 49 cords posts, all bound for American ports. [Ontario]

The Queen - The steamer Queen came down to this place on Saturday last for the purpose of testing her speed; being found up to the rate desired, the purchase was concluded. She is now owned by Messrs. Jones, Jackson and Crysler, and will probably make her first regular trip to Kingston on Tuesday. She will be here on Monday, and can be engaged on that day for short excursions. [Gananoque Reporter]

Parry Sound, 23d - Capt. Campbell, of the steamer Waubuno, reports having received a letter from the engineer in charge of the party sent out by the Government to examine the projected harbour at the mouth of French River asking him to call on his next trip for the party, whose expedition has been reported to have been unsuccessful. Only nine feet of water, with rock bottom being found at the deepest entrance.

p.2 The Queen's Birthday - regatta postponed due to weather.

p.3 Marine Intelligence

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - schr. Samana, from Milwaukee, with 16,300 bushels No. 1 Milwaukee spring wheat; schr. D. Freeman, from Port Hope, with 3,200 bushels No. 1 fall wheat, 8,305 bushels No. 2 fall wheat; schr. Fearless, with coal for gas house.

Montreal Transportation Co. - schr. Montauk, from Chicago, with 21,293 bushels wheat; schr. Trade Winds, from Toronto, with 9,947 bushels wheat; schr. British Queen, from Port Hope, with 7,108 bushels wheat; schr. Hannah Butler, from Cobourg, with 7,643 bushels wheat; schr. Trinidad, from Chicago, with 18,300 bushels wheat; schr. Atwater, from Chicago, with 18,050 bushels wheat; schr. Lady Dufferin, Chicago, 20,606 bushels wheat; schr. Hartford, from Chicago, with 19,495 bushels wheat; tug Bronson arrived with Dalhousie, Toledo, Cayuga, Corncrib, and Milwaukee, leaving with Cayuga with 18,300 bushels wheat; Corncrib, 18,480 bushels wheat; Toledo, 21,325 bushels wheat; Dalhousie, 16,884 bushels wheat; Kinghorn, 17,475 bushels wheat.

Jas. Swift & Co. - strs. Corinthian and Passport, up; props. Indian, Canada, Magnet, and Clifton, down; prop. California, up; schr. Arctic unloads 430 tons coal; prop. Kincardine left for Oswego. The Queen came up on her first trip from Gananoque this morning.

Holcomb & Stewart - Schr. Orient, from Chicago, with 22,026 bushels wheat; barge Martin, from Montreal, light; barge Falcon leaves with 18,500 bushels wheat.

The schr. Moravia, steambarge Nile and steambarge Welshman are unloading wood at the G.T.R. dock.

Port Colborne, May 25th - Down: prop. L. Shickluna, Milwaukee, Montreal, wheat; Nashua, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Pulaski, East Towas, Oswego, lumber; American, Chicago, Oswego, corn; O. Mowat, Ashtabula, Brockville, coal; Delos de Wolfe, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; Mary Grover, Toledo, Toronto, lumber; Ben Franklin, Toledo, Oswego, corn and wheat; Charger, Toledo, Oswego, corn and wheat; T.S. Mott, Chicago, Ogdensburg, corn and wheat; Panadona, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; barque Louisa, Bay City, Collins Bay, staves; Norway, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Manzanilla, do., do., do.; Augusta, do., do., do.; Gen'l Burnsides, Bay City, Clayton, timber; M. McRae, Bay City, Kingston, timber; prop. Argyle, Bay City, Garden Island, staves; Magellan, Bay City, Kingston, timber; prop. St. Albans, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; barque Mary Jane, Bay City, Kingston, timber; schr. Mixer, Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, wheat; Blazing Star, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Denmark, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Emerald, do., do., do.

Up: prop. Brooklyn, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; Scotia, Montreal, Milwaukee, gen. cargo; Glasgow, Ogdensburg, Muskegon, light; schr. H.A. Richmond, Oswego, Detroit, coal; Jamaica, Oswego, Chicago, coal; A. Craig, Kingston, Bay City, light; barque British Lion, Kingston, Bay City, light; schr. Sweden, Kingston, blank, light; barque Wm. Howe, Clayton, Chicago, light; Frank Crawford, Clayton, Muskegon, light; Dan Lyons, Oswego, Chicago, coal; A. Ford, Guiding Star, Kate Kelly.

In harbour - bound down - schr. Gold Hunter, barque Montmorency, Alexander, Malta.

Bound up - wind bound - schr. A. Ford, Jamaica, Dan Lyons, Guiding Star, Kate Kelly.

Appointed - Captain Janes has been appointed Assistant Harbor Master by the Harbor Commissioners of Port Hope, in the stead of Mr. Hagerman, who lately resigned. The appointment is looked upon with satisfaction.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1874