The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 30, 1874

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p.1 The Tug Service On The River - The Mail quotes the article contained in the News of Tuesday last, and adds: "This is another evidence of the penny-wise-and-pound-foolish policy of the Dominion Government. The tug service between Kingston and Montreal has been of exceedingly great value, and we do not see how it is going to be dispensed with. There is no tow-path between the several cuts of canals, and there never can be any, as those stretches consist of lakes and rivers with uneven shores which preclude the possibility of a tow-path being made. There is, too, a great personal injustice in the abolition of the tug service. The proprietors of the line were encouraged by Government to build a large number - no less than nine, I believe - of powerful tugs, and about the time that the number is completed they are thrown wholly out of use. The injustice of such a proceeding must strike everybody, particularly when, as we have reason to know the river tug service is a most important one, and almost indisposably required by vessel owners and shippers. No doubt the thought never came into the mind of Mr. Mackenzie that the tug line was owned by Messrs. D.D. Calvin & Co. The Premier by accident may pursue this system of terrorism and punishment of political opponents for a while, but the iniquity of the proceedings will find him out in time. At all events we should expect that the public interests would not be permitted to suffer for the sake of financially damaging one who does not see through Mr. Mackenzie's spectacles."

p.2 The new steamer Algerian, which is the best finished of all the Canadian Navigation Company's vessels, makes her first trip tomorrow.

Marine Intelligence

Holcomb & Stewart - prop. Sovereign, from Chicago, 4,100 bush. wheat; schr. E. Hall, from Toronto, 5,200 bush. wheat; New Dominion of Pt. Rowan, from Pt. Elgin, 13,000 bush. wheat; Niagara, from Goderich and Kincardine, 15,700 bush. wheat; Sweet Home, from Toronto, 7,704 bush. wheat; steambarge Clinton, from Toledo, 16,400 bush. wheat; tug Wren, from Montreal, with barges Siren, Eagle, Star, No. 1, and Martin, light; leaves with Jet, 23,000 bush. wheat; Lark, 18,000 bush. wheat; Annie, 14,100 bush. wheat; Finch, 12,700 bush. wheat; Hawk, 12,400 bush. wheat; Snipe, 12,200 bush. wheat.

James Swift & Co. - strs. Kincardine from Belleville, Corsican from Hamilton, Picton from Trenton, Queen from Gananoque.

Montreal Transportation Co. - schrs. Nevada, from Chicago, 19,000 bush. corn; Hattie Howard, from Chicago, 14,906 bush. wheat; Trinidad, from Chicago, 17,066 bush. wheat; tug Charlotte left with barges Waverly, 7,104 bush. wheat and 5,028 bush. corn; Energy, 12,960 bush. wheat; McCarthy, 15,975 bush. corn; and St. Lawrence, 10,000 bush. corn.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - schr. Ben Folger, from Brighton, 8,540 bush. wheat; departed barges Arthur, 13,450 bush. wheat; Elk, 11,350 bush. corn; Winona, 15,206 bush. wheat; Mohawk, 21,000 bush. wheat; and Carrier, 9,637 bush. wheat.

Jones & Miller's wharf - schr. Dauntless, from Toronto, 10,500 bush. wheat; Orkney Lass, from Toledo, 16,000 bush. corn; Departures: barges Beauport, 21,000 bush. wheat; and America, 13,600 bush. wheat.

Port Colborne, June 29th - Down: schr. M.J. Cummings, Chicago, Kingston, corn; prop. Garden City, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; City of New York, Chicago, do., do.; steambarge H.C. Schrooner (sic), Toledo, Kingston, wheat; barge E. Burrow, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; schrs. J.J. Hill, Chicago, Toronto; M. Breck, Port Glasgow, Kingston, timber; J.C. Woodruff, Bay City, do., do.; H.P. Murray, Port Glasgow, Toledo, Kingston, staves; prop. Asia, Milwaukee, Montreal, gen. cargo; schrs. A. Craig, Pigeon Bay, Collins Bay, timber; Monarch, Erie, Oswego, coal; Yankee, Chicago, Oswego, corn; prop. Argyle, Bay City, Kingston, staves; schr. Queen of the Lakes, Ashtabula, Toronto, coal; prop. Granite State, Toledo, Kingston, gen. cargo; barge A.C. Keating, do., do., corn and flour; O.J. Hale, do., do., corn; schr. Penokee, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; brig Rosseaus, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; schr. Laura, Bay City, Kingston, timber; steam barge Lincoln, Toledo, Kingston, corn; schr. B. Barwick, Big Creek, Garden Island, timber; North Star, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Mary Grover, do.; China of Detroit, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Peerless, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; M.P. Goodale, do.; W.J. Preston, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Watchful, Vermillion, Toronto, stone; M. McRae, Bay City, Kingston, timber; barge Lisgar, Toledo, Kingston, corn; schr. Fellow Craft, Parry Sound, Oswego, lumber; Three Bells, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; Rising Star, Chicago, Oswego, corn; steam barge Swallow, Port Hope, Ogdensburg, lumber; schr. Olive Branch of Oswego, Detroit, Ogdensburg, wheat; Trenton, Cleveland, Oswego, wheat; Ford, Detroit, Kingston, wheat; Emily Eliza, Oak Harbour, Oswego, lumber; Fanny Campbell, Toledo, Kingston, timber.

Up: Prop. Empire, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo; Brooklyn, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo; schr. Sweepstakes, Cobourg, Cleveland, iron ore; B. Folger, Fair Haven, Chicago, coal; L. Casey, Oswego, Toledo, coal; G.W. Davis, do.; Seagull, do.; L.J. Farewell, do., light; D.A. Wells, Port Colborne, Detroit, light.

In harbour - Bound down - schr. Olive Branch, Emily Eliza; Watchful, Mary Grover, brig Peerless, schr. W.P. Goodale, Trenton, Lisgar, A. Ford, Lady Dufferin, London, F. Campbell, Three Bells. At elevator - brig. L.J. Clark, schr. Lara Hughton (sic).

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 30, 1874