The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 31, 1874

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p.2 For Toronto - part of A Battery left on Algerian for Toronto.

The Watertown - This steamer which has long done good service on the different ferry routes here has been sold to a Toronto firm. She is to be employed as a ferry boat. Toronto needs such a steamer, and in securing the Watertown one has been procured which we have no doubt will give general satisfaction as she has always done there.

p.3 Marine Intelligence

Notice To Mariners - Notice is hereby given that on and after Sept. 1st, 1874, a light will be shown from a lighthouse recently erected at Poverty Island, Lake Michigan, entrance to Green Bay. The light will be fixed white. The illuminating apparatus is a steamer lens of the sixth order, lighting 180 degrees of the horizon. The focal plane is about 37 feet above the ground, and 55 feet above mean low water. The light should be seen in clear weather from the deck of a vessel 10 feet above the lake, 14 statute miles. The structure is a red brick house, surmounted by a temporary wooden tower, from which the light will be shown. In front of the house is an unfinished brick tower rising nearly to the level of the light. Background: trees. The approximate position of the lighthouse, as taken from the lake survey charts is as follows: Latitude, 40 deg. 31 min. north Longitude, 86 deg. 45 min. west. Magnetic bearings and distances of prominent lights and objects are as follows: Point Peninsula lighthouse, northwest by west, 17 7/8 statute miles, Pottawantomie lighthouse, southwest 3/4 west, 10 1/4 statute miles. By order of the Lighthouse Board.

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - str. Spartan from Hamilton; prop. Prussia from Montreal; str. Algerian do.; prop. Celtic from Hamilton; America from Toronto; U.S. survey steamer Surveyor.

Port Colborne, Aug. 29th, Down: schr. Albatross, Toledo, Pt. Colborne, corn; prop. Ocean, Milwaukee, Montreal, wheat; schr. Corsican, Detroit, Kingston, do.; Lime Rock, Cleveland, Toronto, stone and iron; prop. City of Toledo, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Almeda, Cleveland, Cape Vincent, coal; steambarge Clinton.

Up: schr. St. Lawrence, Kingston, Toledo, light; Olive Branch of Picton, Cobourg, Ashtabula, iron ore; Two Brothers, do., do., do.; Scud, Ontario, Cleveland, pig iron; Portage, Ontario, Black Rock, iron ore; Canton, Oswego, Detroit, coal; prop. Lawrence, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; schr. R. Gaskin, Kingston, Sault Ste. Marie, light; prop. Prussia, Montreal, Chicago, gen. cargo; Dominion, St. Catharines.

In harbour, 6 p.m. - schr. Graham, St. Lawrence, Albatross, Canton, Scud, prop. Prussia, Lawrence, Dominion.

Schr. Pandora was laid up here waiting for better freights.

A new tug built in Buffalo, for M. Gordon and named T.H. Naismith arrived this p.m. She is a fine model and is expected to give good satisfaction.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 31, 1874