The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 22, 1874

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p.1 The steamer Shannon is now making her regular trips between Napanee, Picton and Belleville. She is a neat little craft, and is said to be faster than the common run of steamers on the Bay.

That Dredge that visited Kingston harbour last summer is now operating at Napanee. Might it not be well for someone to ask for it to come back and eat up the balance of the grant made by the late Government for the improvement of the harbour.

p.2 Steamers Withdrawn - It is positively stated that the Canadian Steam Navigation Company will not run any of their steamers to the port of Charlotte any more. The Athenian and Abyssinian have been sold to another Canadian company, and they will now run between Montreal and Quebec. We are of the opinion that this abandonment of the American coast by Canadian steamers will be of little loss to this section. The traffic was but small. [Rochester Express]

The Maud - The Watertown Despatch speaks a good word for the Maud. On Saturday it said: "Now that the pleasure season has fairly opened it may not be amiss to call attention to the old established line between the Cape and Kingston, and the superior accommodations which the traveller will find on that model steamboat the Maud, which in our opinion is a little ahead of any boat of her size that floats on the St. Lawrence. Commodious and comfortable as a mail line steamer, in perfect order from engine-room to wheel-house, and in charge of officers who care more for the comfort of passengers than such officials are generally supposed to do, the trip to Kingston is to say the least a very pleasant one. The Cape people duly appreciate the improvement and if the Maud were to be taken away from her present route, we shouldn't be surprised to hear of an indignation meeting being called at once."

Marine Intelligence

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - prop. Georgian, from Toledo, 2,600 bush. corn; schr. C. Gearing, from Wellington, 4,900 bush. wheat; prop. L. Shickluna, from Chicago, 3,830 bush. corn; schr. Clara White, from Picton, 4,788 bush. wheat. Departure per Tug Line - barge Martin, 12,100 bush. wheat and corn.

James Swift & Co. - steamers Corsican up; Spartan down; props. Michigan, from Montreal, Calabria and America from Toronto; Bruno from Chatham; prop. Canada from Hamilton; steamer Corinthian from Montreal; prop. Lincoln from Toledo, 17,000 bush. corn; tug Elfin, barges Amazon, Advance, Harris, Wheatbin.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - schrs. Quinlan, 8,700 bush. wheat, from Port Hope; Hercules, Port Dalhousie, 14,766 bush. corn; prop. Milwaukee, from Port Dalhousie, 5,500 bush. wheat; schrs. Sweepstakes, from Toronto, 11,380 bush. pease; Blanche, from Toronto, 7,090 bush. wheat; barge Lisgar, from Milwaukee, 21,000 bush. wheat.

Montreal Transportation Co. - schrs. Minnesota, 21,000 bush. wheat; Lady Macdonald, 5,006 bags salt to Chicago; barges Kansas, 2,625 sacks salt; Winona, 3,000 sacks salt; Tiger, 1,180 sacks salt.

Jones & Miller's wharf - barque Arabia, from Milwaukee, 19,000 bush. wheat; barge Rapid, from Montreal, 100 tons pig iron; barge Alabama, 12,000 bush. wheat for Montreal; barge Rover, 14,000 bush. wheat for Montreal.

Port Colborne, June 20th - Down: prop. Champion, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. E.H. Rutherford, Cleveland, Kingston, coal; barque Malta, Cleveland, Collinsby, timber; schrs. Mary, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Mary Lydia (sic), Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; Samuel Cook, Chicago, Oswego, corn; prop. Standley, Toledo, Montreal, corn; schrs. Trenton, Cleveland, Thorold, coal; Antelope, Leamington, Kingston, timber.

At Elevator - schr. John Minor.

Up - brig Atlantic, Port Colborne, Chicago, light; schr. Enterprise, barges F. Russell, Benson, Manley; tug Metamora, schr. H.P. Murray, barque London, schrs. Robert Gaskin, Babineau & Gaudrey, Mary Battle, Fanny Campbell, Bismarck, Mary Lyons, N.P. Goodell, Maria Shaw.

The schooner Falconer was raised this p.m.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 22, 1874