The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 2, 1874

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p.3 Marine Intelligence

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - Arrivals: schr. New Dominion of Picton, from Toledo, 12,200 bush. wheat; E.R. Williams, from Toledo, 18,000 bush. wheat; prop. Sovereign, from Milwaukee, 4,100 bush. wheat; Europe, from Milwaukee, 3,225 bush. wheat; Alma Munro, from Detroit, 4,049 bush. wheat; departures for Montreal per tug Wren, barge Jet, 22,380 bush. wheat; Swan, 16,315 bush. wheat; Snipe, 10,800 bush. wheat and corn.

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - steamer Passport from Montreal; prop. Georgian from Montreal; Kincardine from Oswego; str. Corsican from Hamilton; prop. Prussia from St. Catharines.

Jones & Millar's wharf - schr. Corsican, from Detroit, with 13,400 bush. wheat; barge Virginia left for Montreal with 14,400 bush. wheat.

A Strange Fatality - The loss of two propellers of somewhat similar names, at nearly the same dates, recalls several losses which have occurred upon the lakes in past years, where a strange fatality is noticed. The destruction of the steamer Washington on Long Point, in 1833, was followed by the loss of a vessel of the same name on the lakes, a canal boat on the Erie Canal and also a steamer of the same name on the Ohio River and all occurring within a few hours of each other. The steamer Washington No. 2 which was burned on Lake Erie in 1838, was followed as the record shows by the loss of a sloop on the North River, of same date a canal boat near Portsmouth on the Ohio Canal, and a brig in the Gulf of Mexico. The burning of the steamer Erie on Lake Erie, in 1841 was followed by the loss of the brig Erie, the capsizing of a vessel of the same name and damage sustained by another steamer of like name by collision. Coming down to a more recent date which all will remember, the steamer Seabird was burned on Lake Michigan in 1868, during the same twenty-four hours the scow Seabird sunk with coal at Kelley Island, and the schooner Seabird went ashore on Lake Erie. We take no stock in such ideas but the above facts being on record go for what they may be worth.

Harbours of Refuge To Be Established

Lake Ontario - at Mexico Bay, about seven miles westward of Stony Point; Mexico Bay, about seven miles westward of Nine Mile Point; Oswego, and at Charlotte, all complete life saving stations.

Lake Erie - at Buffalo, Presque Isle, Fairport, Cleveland, and Sandusky.

Lake Huron - Point aux Barques, Tawas, Sturgeon Point, North Point, Thunder Bay, and Forty Mile Point.

Lake Michigan - At Beaver Island, North Manitou Island, Point Betsy, Grande Point, Au Sable, Grand Haven, St. Joseph, Grosse Point, Racine, Milwaukee, Sheboygan and Twin Rivers Point.

Lake Superior - between Whitefish Point and Au Sable.

New Vessel - Last week another new vessel, the J. Walters, set sail from Picton. She was built by Mr. Redmond, and is, in the opinion of competent judges, one of the finest vessels upon the lakes. She was purchased as soon as launched by Messrs. John Walters and William Ostrander of South Marysburg. Her dimensions are as follows: Length, 108 feet, width 23 ft., depth of hold 8 ft., capacity, ? bushels. The J. Waters has a (unreadable) and commodious as many (unreadable) the complete outfit of this vessel has evidently been selected and put upon her with a determination to have the best regardless of expense.

Port Colborne, Sept. 1st - Up: schrs. Picton, Hamilton, Cleveland, light; Hoag, brig Peerless, Hamilton, Cleveland, do.; schrs. Republic, Clayton, Detroit, do.; St. Andrews, Kingston, Dresden, do.; prop. City of St. Catharines, Montreal, Toledo, do.; schr. Wm. Raynor, Oswego, Detroit, coal; prop. Columbia, Montreal, Chicago, gen. cargo; schr. Erie Stewart, Toronto, Pt. Dover, light.

Down: barque Wm. Home, Bay City, Clayton, timber; steam-barge D.R. VanAllen, Toledo, Montreal, wheat; schrs. Olvina (sic), do., Oswego, corn and wheat; Turner & Keller, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; Siberia, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Augusta, timber and staves; E.P. Dorr, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; props. Scotia, Milwaukee, Montreal, wheat.

At elevator - schr. Mantauck (sic).

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 2, 1874