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

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p.2 The Belle Sunk - Kingston Yachts - The Belle, owned by Mr. Cunningham, and the Emma, owned by Mr. Offord, of this city, took part in the Belleville regatta on Saturday. The Intelligencer says: "The course was about fifteen miles, it being staked out by buoys at suitable distances, the starting point being at Massassaga. The three boats got under headway nearly at the same time, and started off in fine style. When near the second buoy, the Belle capsized and sunk. The crew were fortunately rescued by the other yachts, not much worse for the ducking. This little mishap over, the Sunbury and Emma again started on their course, but failed to find the fourth or outside buoy, and rounded together, coming in at the starting point nearly at the same time, and the race was declared a tie by the judges." The steam yacht Eva, which conveyed excursion parties during the day, attempted to raise the Belle, but the effort did not prove successful. It was intended to make another attempt yesterday.

A Free Trip - The Montreal Transportation Company's tug Bronson will leave the foot of Princess street for the Brothers on Monday morning about 9 o'clock. The company are giving their shovellers an excursion, and anyone who is desirous of accompanying the party can do so free of charge.

Dull Shipping Trade - The Chicago Times says there are about 200 vessels "in ordinary" at that port. The Tribune of the same place gives an instance of the depression of the shipping interest, now so long continued, in the offer of the owner of three good vessels to a prominent operator on change. He proposed, says the Tribune, to the other to let him have the use of either one of the vessels on a round trip to Buffalo, for just nothing beyond the expense of running; the person taking her to put his own clerk on board, and ascertain for himself the net cost of the trip. The reason for the offer was aftewards stated to be simply the fact that the vessel would deteriorate less when deep in the water than when lying unloaded at the dock.

The Firemen's Engagement - Postponed - str. City of Kingston not being able to fulfil her engagement, through want of completion.

The Civic Holiday - How To Enjoy It - lists all excursions.

p.3 Marine News

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - steamers Spartan from Montreal; Picton from Montreal; prop. Celtic from Montreal; steamers Norseman from Rochester; Algerian from Hamilton; steam-yacht Annie Laurie from Syracuse.

Jones & Millar's wharf - schrs. Jennie Miller from Detroit, with 13,000 bush. wheat; Jennie White from Detroit, with 15,400 bush. wheat; prop. Prussia from Chicago, lightened 5,500 bush. wheat; barge Alice Pacy, with 16,000 bush. wheat; and Princess, with 24,000 bush. wheat left for Montreal.

Montreal Transportation Co.'s wharf - Arrivals: prop. Enterprise, 22,262 bush. corn; schr. Ayr, 12,431 bush. wheat; schr. Arabia, 19,000 bush. wheat; schr. F.D. Barker, 17,200 bush. wheat; prop. Celtic, 4,544 bush. wheat.

Departures: Tug Benson with barges Chicago, Harvest, Energy and Consort; tug Glide with barge Ancaster, 3,904 bush. wheat and 12,675 bush. corn; barge Glengarry, 16,341 bush. corn; barge Advance, 13,000 bushels wheat; barge Detroit, 22,249 bush. corn; barge Toledo, 19,000 bush. wheat.

Port Colborne, Aug. 21st - Down: schr. Wm. Raynor, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; schr. Laura, Toledo, Collins Bay, timber; schr. Wild Rover, Cleveland, Toronto, stone; schr. Huron, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; schr. Clyde, Waubashene, Oswego, lumber; prop. Dominion, Toledo, Montreal, wheat; schr. Laura Belle, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; schr. Anglo Saxon, Toledo, Kingston, timber; schr. Union, Buffalo, Pt. Robinson, light; steambarge Abercorn, Detroit, Oswego, wheat.

Up: schr. Gibson, Toronto, Toledo, light; barge Lester, Ogdensburg, Bay City, light; barge J. Mark, Ogdensburg, Bay City, light; barge Albany, Ogdensburg, Bay City, light; prop. Bristol, Hamilton, Toledo, light; prop. Sovereign, Montreal, Milwaukee, gen. cargo; prop. Granite State, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; prop. Georgian, Montreal, Pt. Ryerse, gen. cargo; prop. Acadia, Hamilton, Detroit, gen. cargo; prop. Champlain, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; schr. A. Ford, Oswego, plank; schr. G. Smith, Oswego, Kenosha, coal; schr. Duncan City, Oswego, Duncan City, coal; schr. Graton, Fair Haven, Chicago, coal; schr. North Star, Cobourg, Cleveland, iron ore; schr. Almeda, Cape Vincent, Cleveland, iron ore; schr. Grace Murray, Cobourg, Ashtabula, iron ore; prop. Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; barge Church, Ogdensburg, Toledo, light.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 22, 1874