The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 26, 1874

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p.2 Pleasure Steamers - An idea of the pleasure steamers they have got at Toronto, and nearly every place in Canada, except Kingston, may be gathered from the annexed extract from the Toronto Sun: "We like to go over to the Island occasionally, but we like to go over in a comfortable row-boat or sail boat, not in the abominable old tubs called by courtesy steamers, in which the voyage is usually performed. We don't like to be kept waiting for the convenience of some of the drunken rowdies, of whose suppression on the Island we have heard so much and seen so little. We expect some civility from the persons in charge and we don't like being run aground, having our clothes set on fire by the sparks from the smoke-stack, or the chance of going down altogether. The Bouquet and her management do not appear one bit improved by her recent submersion, whether wilfully occasioned, or the result of an anything but venerable old age. We wish we could say the Prince of Wales was in any marked degree her superior. Why does not some one start a clean, decent, comfortable and well managed ferry-boat, which shall make her trips with some degree of regularity? We are sure it would get plenty of patronage." [If the Sun man could only contrive to shine on the Maud for a trip, he would never go back to those old tubs in Toronto at all. He had better sell out, and come down next week with the Governor General.]

The Marquis of Lorne - This pretty little steam-yacht, the property of James Fisher and Edward Law, Esquires, made her really first good trial of speed Monday on the occasion of the excursion to Alexandria Bay. In speed we can feel satisfied that there is no yacht in Canadian waters which can surpass her and carry the same amount of pressure - that is from forty to fifty pounds of steam. On her arrival at Clayton and Alexandria Bay, her beautiful lines and apparently easy run were the admiration of our American cousins. In a trial of speed between this yacht and the D.C. West, she held her own most bravely, and the Captain of the latter steamer expressed himself as never having had such a tussle with any boat on the river. She performed the distance from Clayton to Alexandria Bay - (12 1/2 miles) in the short space of one hour. The machinery was made by David Kinghorn, of Glasgow, brother to our old friend, G.M. Kinghorn, Esq. The Marquis of Lorne left for Napanee, Picton, and Belleville this afternoon.

A Regatta - Are we to have a regatta here this fall? is a question which has been frequently asked recently. We don't see why there should not. Few places possess a harbour such as Kingston has for the purpose, and unless the old spirit has died out entirely, we are much mistaken that if with a little energy put into operation a first-class regatta could not be got up.

The Annie Cuthbert - We are glad to hear that this fine yacht which won the cup at the International Regatta at Detroit, was rigged by Mr. Oldrieve, of this city. Her success speaks well for Mr. Oldrieve's ability as a sailmaker and outrigger.

Marine Intelligence

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - propeller Kincardine from Oswego; steamer Corinthian from Hamilton; prop. Persia from St. Catharines; prop. City of St. Catharines, from do.; prop. Bruno from Montreal; steamer Nile from Westport; steamer Algerian from Montreal.

Montreal Transportation Co.'s wharf - The tug Bronson left for Montreal with barges Dalhousie, 17,100 bush. wheat; Duluth, 17,179 bush. wheat; and Chicago, 17,033 bushels wheat.

Jones & Millar's wharf - barge Beauport from Montreal, with 2,600 bags salt; prop. City of St. Catharines, from Toledo, lightened 4,000 bush. wheat.

Port Colborne, Aug. 25th - Down: props. Acadia, Detroit, Montreal, wheat; Georgian, Port Dover, do., gen. cargo; schrs. Lewis Ross, Cleveland, Toronto, coal and pig iron; Fearless, Cleveland, Kingston, coal; G.H. Rathbun, Toledo, Kingston, corn; prop. City of New York, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. Yankee Blade, do., Oswego, wheat; Bermuda, Cleveland, Oshawa, coal; W.B. Phelps, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; barque British Lion, Duncan City, Kingston, timber; prop. Bristol.

Up: schr. H.D. Root, props. Lake Ontario, Montreal, Chicago, gen. cargo; Cleveland, Ogdensburg, do., do.; schrs. Seaton, Rochester, Detroit, coal; Atlantic, Oswego, Chicago, coal; L.L. Renn, do., do., do.; Northumberland, do., Goderich, do.; Hugh Coyne, Ontario, Erie, iron ore; J. Ralston, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, do.; A.P. Grover, do., do., do.; Caledonia, Cobourg, do., do.; Southampton, Kingston, Bay City, light; Trade Wind, Darlington, Toledo, do.; Star, St. Catharines, blank, do.; barques Burnside, Clayton, Detroit, light; Swallow, Ogdensburg, Detroit, do.; prop. Scotia, Montreal, Chicago, gen. cargo; schrs. L.S. Mott, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal; A. Craig, Kingston, Bay City, light; steam barge Enterprise, Hamilton, Dresden, do.; schr. S.D. Hungerford, Ogdensburg, Toledo, do.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 26, 1874