The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1874

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p.2 Steamwhistle - For about an hour last night a steamer on the lake, probably afraid of being lost in the fog, kept up a most distressing whistle to the disgust of quiet people who wanted to get to sleep. There is a determination of purpose, combined with a shrillness of tone about these steamwhistles which is extremely disagreeable to the nerves of the old ladies.

The Gananoque Route - The Reporter demurs to our remarks on its article desiring the Gananoque people to patronize their own boat and says:

"We do not find any fault with Messrs. Folger & Hanley; they know their own business, and have managed their boats in the way that would pay them best, just as other good businessmen do. But it so happened that what suited them did not suit the people of Gananoque, and consequently for several years past the cry has been, let us have a boat of our own - one that will make it a point to run to such places, and at such times as will best serve the interest of the Village. And in response to this cry, the Queen has been purchased, and is now ready for any service that may be required of her."

We are of opinion that Messrs. Folger & Hanley's interest and that of their patrons is identical - to this extent at least that the more accommodation they can provide for the trade of the village, the better and more profitable it is likely to be for themselves. Our remarks were intended to deprecate the spirit of exclusiveness which we considered pervaded the article of our contemporay. We presume there is plenty of business for all the boats employed and the more the accommodation is increased the better.

Fast Trip - The fastest trip on record was made by the tug Wren between Montreal and Kingston last week. The Wren left Kingston on Thursday at 1 a.m. with four barges for Montreal. She arrived at Lachine and left at 8 o'clock on Saturday morning, arriving at Kingston at 4 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, thus making the round trip in three days and fifteen hours.

The Royal Mail Line - Although the summer travel has not yet commenced, the steamers of the Royal Mail Line are carrying a large number of passengers.

Maritime Intelligence

Holcomb & Stewart - schrs. Olivia from Toronto, 7,609 bush. wheat; Ocean Wave, Toronto, 5,200 bush. peas; D. Freeman, from Port Hope, 12,000 bush. peas and wheat; New Dominion of Picton, from Port Elgin, 12,000 bush. wheat; C. Gearing, from Wellington, 6,400 bush. peas; Niagara, from Port Elgin, 16,200 bush. peas and wheat; Wanderer, from Port Hope, 6,199 bush. wheat. The tug Wren arrived with two barges light.

James Swift & Co. - The prop. Canada up; U.S. steamer Ada coaled; steamers Osprey and Corinthian down; prop. City of Montreal down; prop. Persia up; steamer Magnet up; tug Admiral D.D. Porter up; tug S.S. Edsall coaled.

Montreal Transportation Co. - The schr. C.G. Jenkins, from Chicago, 23,158 bush. corn; prop. Enterprise, from Port Dalhousie, 28,215 bush. corn; schrs. Defiance, from Hamilton, 6,100 bush. peas; M.L. Higgie, Chicago, 21,091 bush. wheat; Ontario, from Kincardine, 18,765 bush. spring wheat; Trade Wind, from Port Dalhousie, 6,219 bush. No. 1 Milwaukee wheat. The tug Glide left with barges Duluth, 19,470 bush. wheat; Dreadnought, 9,535 bush. wheat; Detroit, 20,190 bush. corn; MacArthur, 15,031 bush. corn; tug Active leaves for Toronto.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - schrs. Erie Belle, from Kincardine, 18,306 bush. spring wheat; Dauntless, Toronto, 11,111 bush. fall wheat; Ontario, Toronto, 4,606 bush. wheat; Blanche, Toronto, 7,010 bush. spring wheat; C.D. Greenwood, 8,674 bush. spring wheat. Barges Canada, Alfred and Lion, from Montreal, light. Departed - barges Albert, 12,900 bush. wheat; barge B., 5,406 bush. wheat, and 8,242 bush. peas.

Schr. Carleton arrived with 155 tons coal for the Victoria Foundry.

Port Colborne, June 7th - Up: schr. Montcalm, Oswego, Chicago, coal; schr. Nevada, do., do., do.; prop. D.W. Powers, Rochester, Chicago, light; schrs. Ben Franklin, Oswego, Detroit, coal; Wm. Hunter, do., do., do.; Blazing Star, do., Milwaukee, do.; Emerald, Kingston, Bay City, light; Manzanilla, do., do., do.; Gulnair, Hamilton, Milwaukee, light; A. Falconer, Kingston, Cleveland, light; Gibraltar, do., Bay City, do.; Alzera, Welland, blank; Grace Murray, Toronto, Cleveland, light; prop. Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; schrs. Augusta, Kingston, Bay City, light; Antelope of St. Catharines, Clayton, Leamington, light; steam-barge Swallow, Ogdensburg, Saginaw, light; schrs. Belle Mitchell, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal; Rival, Oswego, Chicago, coal; barque Mary Jane, Kingston, Bay City, light; Magdellan.

Down: schrs. Dundee, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; M.L. Breck, Toledo, Kingston, lumber; props. Scotia, Milwaukee, Montreal, wheat; Sovereign, do., do., do.; schrs. Japan, Detroit, Oswego, do., do.; H.A. Richmond, Toledo, Oswego, corn; prop. City of Montreal, Chatham, Montreal, gen. cargo; schrs. E. Bates, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; schr. Flying Scud, Port Dalhousie, Oswego, wheat.

ad - Ontario & Quebec Nav. Co. - str. Alexandra, Capt. W.H. Morden, between Montreal and Trenton, with schedule. June 8th

ad - Great Excursion of the Season - str. Alexandra, on June 19th to Montreal and Quebec.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1874