The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 27, 1874

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p.2 Marine Intelligence

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - prop. Europe, from Toledo, 3,900 bush. wheat; Dominion, from Toledo, 3,800 bush. corn.

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - steamer Spartan from Hamilton; prop. East from Montreal; str. Algerian from Montreal; prop. Acadia from Hamilton; Celtic from Hamilton; Georgian from Port Stanley, with 430 bbls. flour, 75 sacks wool, and 5 bbls. of potash; Persia, from Montreal; America, from Hamilton.

Montreal Transportation Co. - schr. Erie Belle, from Milwaukee, 19,000 bush. wheat; Albacore, from Toledo, 20,197 bush. corn; Monticello, from Chicago, 20,661 bush. wheat.

Towing Through the Lakes and Rivers - Nearly or quite all the present season tugs have come to this port from the rivers above and below Detroit for the purpose of picking up tows. They have been of the first class of tugs engaged in this business, but have seldom, in years past, extended their trips much below Bar Point. But they have found an advantage in this long trip from the fact that they could procure their coal here cheaper than anywhere else, and have seldom failed to get a tow of two or more vessels through, and they could afford to transport to Lake Huron at 20 per cent less than the established towing rates from Bar Point or that vicinity; at least they have and are doing it every day. This arrangement is also of equal advantage to vessels, as they can load here and dispatch and always find a tug to take them through to the waters of Lake Huron without delay. This is something new in the way of vessel towing, but it now looks as though it might be a permanent thing, even in the busiest of seasons. [Cleveland Leader, 22nd]

Another Struggle - Vessels were not being taken at all freely yesterday, and the rate on corn was given out to the commercial reporters as "nominal at 3 1/4 cents with rebate." Charters were reported at 6 1/2 cents for corn and 7 cents for wheat to Kingston. Another struggle is in progress, and which side is to succeed will not be predicted in these columns. It is a hard fact, however, that several monster steam barges are in port, as also a large fleet of sailing vessels, and gentlemen well informed stated last evening that, owing to the large expense to the barges while lying still they were willing to accept 2 1/2 cents on corn to Buffalo. That there was a weaker feeling as to sailing vessels there can be no doubt. *** Later in the afternoon the schooner J.D. Sawyer was taken for corn to Buffalo on p.t.; capacity, 44,000. It was given out (perhaps to bear the market and perhaps not) that the Sawyer accepted 3 cents. Even if it is a fact that this rate was accepted, agents say that they will offer every resistance to a general decline being established, the rebate itself being 1/2 off. [Inter-Ocean, 22nd]

Port Colborne, July 25th - Down: prop. Europe, Toledo, Montreal, wheat; steambarge Swallow, Wyndott, Ogdensburg, lumber; prop. Dominion, Toledo, Montreal, corn; schrs. Smith & Post, Bay City, Oswego, shingles; Mary Grover, Buckhorn, Toronto, lumber; prop. City of Toledo, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. H.B. Rathbun, Ashtabula, Hamilton, coal; M.L. Breck, Belle River, Clayton, timber; Marcy Lyons, Chicago, Oswego, corn; J.H. Breck, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Lewis Ross, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; H. Folger, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Grace Amelia, Parry Sound, Thorold, lumber; H.D. Root, Buffalo, Oswego, light; Undine, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal and stone; brig Fleur de Marie, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; steambarge Bell P. Cross, Bay City, Ogdensburg, lumber; barge Eureka, do., do.; barge India, do., do.; schrs. Prince Alfred, Chicago, Kingston, corn; H.P. Murray, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; prop. Erin, Chicago, Montreal, corn.

Up: schrs. Victor, Kingston, Toledo, light; Orphan Boy, Port Colborne, Cleveland, do.; Jennie Graham, do., Toledo, do.; Jessie Scarth, Collins Bay, Wheatley, do.; barque Arctic, Toronto, Cleveland, do.; barge O.J. Hale, Ogdensburg, Toledo; schrs. A.C. Keating, do., do.; Pulaski, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Onward, Fairhaven, do., do.; Hungarian, Rochester, do., do.; prop. Garden City, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, gen. cargo; prop. City of St. Catharines, Montreal, Toledo, light; schrs. Blazing Star, Oswego, Detroit, salt; Three Bells, do., do., coal; Onward, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal; Thos. S. Mott, Hubbard.

In Harbour - schrs. Jennie Graham, Jessie Scarth, Caledonia, Victor, Three Bells, Onward, T.S. Mott, Hubbard.

A Man Drowned - On Sunday evening, at about half past six o'clock, the mate, second mate and two sailors of the barque Gibraltar, lying at Garden Island, came over to Kingston in a small boat, and left the boat in a slip near the Market Battery. On leaving the boat the four men went up town, and two of them, viz. the two sailors, went to look for a barber shop. The barber shop they did not find, but they did find a liquor store open, and here, as one of them swore this morning, they got two glasses of whiskey each, sufficient to make them pretty drunk. When they met the mate on the street a short time after, the three of them went down to the slip, along with a boy who had come over by another boat. In getting into the skiff the two drunken men got on one side and capsized it, throwing themselves, the mate and the boy into the water. The two latter swam five or six feet to shore, and afterwards the mate swam back to the boat again and saved one of the sailors. The other went down, and never came up alive. An inquest was held before Coroner Shaw this morning, and a verdict returned "that the deceased came to his death by accidental drowning, while trying, under the influence of liquor, to get into a skiff." The name of the deceased was Michael McMahon, and he shipped on board the Gibraltar in the Welland Canal.

p.3 C.I. - 23rd - schr. Argo, Fairhaven, M.T. Co., 250 tons coal.

Schr. Dundee, Erie, C.F. Gildersleeve, 250 tons coal.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 27, 1874