The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 24, 1874

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p.2 Four of the victims of the Foam disaster were buried at Niagara on Wednesday, ie., Chas. Anderson, ___ Vernon, James Murray and R.C. Henderson. Prayers were read by the Rev. Dr. McMurray and Rev. Mr. Givins. The grave was very large, so that if the other bodies were recovered they might be placed by the side of their companions. Mr. Vernon, who was found fully clothed and having an oil-cloth coat on, was evidently steering at the time the yacht went down.

Marine Intelligence

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - steamer Corinthian from Montreal; prop. Canada from Hamilton; steamer Algerian do.; props. City of St. Catharines from Montreal; Argyle do.; City of Montreal do.

Montreal Trasportation Co. - prop. Africa from Toledo, 3,916 bush. wheat; schr. Enterprise from Port Dalhousie, 20,599 bush. corn; schr. Argo, from Fairhaven, 250 tons coal; and transhipped into barge Frank for Montreal.

Jones & Miller - barge Beauport, from Montreal, 418 tons of salt; prop. Asia, from Chicago, 5,000 bush. corn.

Dull - Matters along the docks have not been so dull for years as they were yesterday. If "hopes deferred makes the heart sick," our vessel owners must be quite unwell at about this time. [Cleveland Herald]

Liberal - Ten bushels rebate for each fifty bushels short is allowed to vessels by the elevator at Port Colborne.

Overloading & The Restriction On Vessels - It is the voice of the vessel owners that the recent rule of underwriters as regards loading is unfair. But it will be acknowledged, nevertheless, that the effort is really in favour of the vessels - that it is an attempt to inaugurate a necessary reform. It will not do, however, to cut 30,000 bushel vessels down to 22,000 bushels, and sooner or later this fact will be seen. The vessels load to their proper depths, and take their departure, the inspectors being at liberty to "report or do the other." Half the vessels leaving the harbour with grain must, according to this ruling, be reported; and the two inspectors here can't possibly see the vessels to pass upon them. Under the rule there is work here for half a dozen inspectors, and then the work could be done, to say nothing of the injustice.

Then suppose a vessel is reported and she goes through all right, is the policy cancelled? Or does it depend on whether the vessel meets with trouble? [Chicago Inter-Ocean]

Port Colborne, July 23rd, Down: Schr. Fellowcraft, Parry Sound, Thorold, lumber; barque Monarch, Erie, Oswego, coal.

Up: prop. Lowell, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; barque Malta, Collins Bay, Leamington, light; schr. Trade Wind, Cobourg, Cleveland, iron ore; Surprise, Oswego, Chicago, coal; O. Mitchell, Oswego, Chicago, salt; Sligo, Clayton; Orient, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Wm. Homes, Kingston, Chicago, light; barque J. Breden, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; brig Emery, Toronto, Cleveland, light; schr. E.P. Dorr, Fair Haven, Detroit, coal; E.H. Rutherford, Kingston, Toledo, light; Mary, Port Colborne, Cleveland, light; tug Favourite, Pt. Colborne, Buffalo, light; schr. Star, Pt. Colborne, Toledo, light; Olive Branch, Pt. Colborne, Cleveland, light; Jupiter, Toronto, Black River, light; Caledonia, Cobourg, Cleveland, iron ore; tug Admiral Porter, Toronto, Cleveland; schr. Wacousta, Toronto, Cleveland, light; Denmark, Kingston, Wallaceburg, light; Eureka, Toronto, Ashtabula, light; Fearless, Kingston, Cleveland, iron ore; scow Beaver, Welland, Pt. Colborne, firewood; schr. Monteray, Clayton, Chicago, light; T.Y. Avery, Oswego, Chicago, salt; prop. City of Concord; barque Augusta.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 24, 1874