The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1874

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p.2 A Deserving Enterprise - It was announced a few days ago in our Kingston despatch that the str. Watertown was about to come to Toronto in order to establish speedy and safe ferry communication between this city and the Island. This elegant steamer is capable of accommodating over a thousand passengers, and it is the intention of her owner to run her regularly between Toronto and Humber Bay, to which delightful and convenient spot frequent access by a safe and commodious steamer has long been required, and on each trip she will call at the Island piers. The citizens have long enough been grumbling at the want of proper ferry boats to the Island, so it is to be hoped that the enterprise of the Watertown will be appreciated and meet with an adequate support. Residents of Toronto who have never yet visited the Humber Bay by water will now have an opportunity to do so, and on arrival there they will find a beautiful grove to wander in, and a capital hotel (Mr. Duck's) where the wants of the inner man can be satisfied. The Watertown's trips commence today. [Mail]

Marine Intelligence

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - steamers Corsican from Montreal; Spartan from Hamilton; props. Kincardine from Belleville; Cowie from Ogdensburg; steamer Nile from Westport.

Montreal Transportation Company - schr. Senator, from Chicago, 17,100 bushels wheat.

Port Colborne, Sept. 10th - Up: prop. Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; schr. E.R. Williams, Kingston, Cleveland, iron ore; Elvina, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; Sibylla, Toronto, Cleveland, light; steambarge Abercorn, Oswego, do., coal; schr. Schooner, Ogdensburg, Detroit, light; prop. Brooklyn, do., Chicago, gen. cargo.

Down: schr. Vanatta, Buffalo, Fairhaven, lumber; Adirondac, Chicago, Ogdensburg, oats; prop. Granite State, Toledo, do., gen. cargo; barge Church, do., do., do.; schr. L. Limns (sic), do., Oswego, wheat; Gladstone, Parry Sound, Thorold, lumber; Canton, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Prince Alfred, Chicago, Ogdensburg, corn; prop. Acadia, Detroit, Montreal, gen. cargo; schr. Ganges, Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, lumber; Hattie Wells, Chicago, do., coal; tug W.J. Aikens, Pt. Colborne, Allenburg; schr. J.E. Baillie, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; Huron, Erie, Toronto, coal; A. Muir, Chicago, Kingston, wheat.

In harbour - schr. Pandora, E. Blake, Rathbun, Sibylla.

Steambarge Tecumseh aground outside.

Another new tug named the W.J. Aikens, built in Buffalo, arrived last night. She will be employed in canal towing.

p.4 C.I. - 10th - Steamer Magnet, Charlotte, Rev. Kirkpatrick, 1 chair, 1 bx.; Rees Bros., 32 bbls. fruit, 55 crates, 2 casks, 3 baskets grapes; N.O. Yates, 2 crates; R. Town, 2 bbls., 5 baskets; R.D. Smith, 7 bbls., 2 crates; J. O'Shea, 14 crates; T. Rawley, 1 lot h.h. goods; Siles, 1 h.h. goods.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1874