The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 12, 1874

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p.3 Marine Intelligence

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - propeller City of St. Catharines, from Montreal; steamers Corinthian from Hamilton; Magnet; Rochester; propeller Kincardine, Oswego.

Montreal Transportation Company - schooner Bolivia, from Chicago, 25,652 bushels corn - the largest cargo of corn that ever came into Kingston on one vessel; tug Glide left with Corn Crib, 17,892 bush. wheat; Cayuga, 17,095 bush. wheat; Lorne, 16,400 bush. wheat and corn; Dauntless, 12,706 bush. corn; and Kinghorn, 18,719 bush. wheat.

The Fog Horn - Considerable discussion was had at Buffalo a few days since relative to the fog horn and its importance to our lake shipping, about which there was some difference of opinion. Its advocates claim that it is one of the best alarms that can be sounded. If there is any regret concerning the fog horn it is that it is so seldom used. During the fall season on the lakes as elsewhere fogs are prevalent, during which times dangers are enhanced fourfold to what they are at any other time, not excepting the most violent gales. The use of the fog horn on both steam and sail vessels and the proper arrangement of lights on board the latter (and let us add the extermination of the steam whistle) would be the coming of a reform above all others which to such an end has yet been suggested.

Port Colborne, Sept. 11th - Down: schr. Emerald, Chicago, Pt. Colborne, wheat; steambarge Tecumseh, do., do., do.; steambarge Swallow, Detroit, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; prop. Bruno, Chatham, Montreal, wheat; schr. Perry, Ashtabula, Toronto, coal.

Up: schr. Cortez, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; Polly Rogers, Oswego, Milwaukee, light; L.L. Lamb, do., do., do.; prop. Brooklyn, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; tug Dorr, Pt. Colborne, Cleveland, light; steambarge Clinton, St. Catharines, Toledo, do.; schr. H.B. Rathbun, Pt. Colborne, Cleveland, light; Sam Cook, Oswego, Chicago, do.; Nevada, do., do., do.; G.P. Dorr, do., do., do.; scow J.M. Enright, Ontario, Erie, iron ore.

In harbour - schr. Sam Cook, Cortez, Nevada, Enright, Rogers, E. Blake.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 12, 1874