The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 16, 1874

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p.2 Drowned at Trenton - A man named John Howe, a fireman on the steambarge Lothair, loading timber at the port of Trenton, was accidentally drowned there on the 14th inst. He got up an early hour, intending to take the early train for Port Hope, with two others belonging to the barge. He woke them up, and said he would go ashore. In crossing from the barge to the shore, he must have stumbled and fell, striking his head on the wharf, and then fell into the bay, as he was missed shortly after. Search was made, and the body was found below the gangway, with a wound on the head.

Marine Intelligence

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - Arrived: prop. City of Montreal, from Chatham, 4,000 bush. wheat.

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - propellor Lake Michigan from Hamilton; Kincardine from Oswego; Corinthian from Montreal; Faxton, Clayton; Magnet, Ogdensburg; East, Montreal; Nile, Smiths Falls; Passport, Hamilton; Kitty Friel and barges from Ottawa.

Welland, Sept. 10th - The first sail vessel built here was successfully launched in presence of a large assemblage of spectators, at two o'clock, and competent judges pronounce her one of the best specimens of a lake and canal vessel afloat. She is 140 feet long, 20 feet 10 inches beam, with a carrying capacity of 500 tons, or 16,000 bush. wheat, on ten feet draft of water; rigged in the style known as "three and aft;" was built by Mr. A.M. Millard, for Mr. W.A. Bald, and christened by May Bald, daughter of the owner "Richard Morwood," in honor of one of Welland's most enterprising and successful merchants.

Fast Trips - Two of the fastest round trips ever made between Port Hope and Oswego were made last week. On Monday the schooners Garibaldi, Capt. Thos. Uglow, and the Caroline Marsh, Capt. R. Colwell, left Oswego about 4 p.m. for this port, arrived, loaded, and got back to Oswego again on the morning of Wednesday, the 2nd. This is certainly the best time we have yet heard of, and we congratulate our sailor boys on their agility in getting from port to port. We only wish freights were a little higher that they might derive something like a fair benefit from their arduous labours. But never mind, "there's a good time coming," - wait a little longer! [Port Hope Times]

Port Colborne, Sept. 15th - Down: prop. Africa, Milwaukee, Montreal, wheat; schr. Rising Star, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; G. Smith, do., Ogdensburg, corn; B. Barwick, Bay City, Kingston, timber; H.W. Hoag, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; barque Gen. Burnsides, Lake St. Clair, Kingston, timber; schr. Orient, Chicago, Ogdensburg, corn; John Burt, do., Kingston, wheat; barque J.H. Breck, Sauble River, Prescott, timber; schr. Montcalm, Chicago, Ogdensburg, corn; prop. Empire, Toledo, do., gen. cargo; schr. Antelope, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; barge Keating, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; barque J. Scarth, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; schr. H.A. Richmond, Bay City, Oak Orchard, lumber.

Up: barque Malta, Collins Bay, Union, light; Wm. Hane, Clayton, Toledo, light; Erie Bell, Kingston; Lady Dufferin, do., Chicago, salt; schr. Senator Blood, Ontario, Erie, iron ore; Toiler, Sodus, Chicago, pig iron; M.C. Cameron, Kingston, Kincardine, light; City of Greenbay, Rochester, Chicago, coal; tug J.C. Gibney, Buffalo, Pt. Colborne and return; schr. Sligo, Clayton, Romney, light; Elgin, Kingston, Chicago, salt; prop. Lowell, Ogdensburg and Oswego, Chicago, gen. cargo; schr. New Dominion of Pt. Rowan, Kingston, Chicago, salt; Victor, Cobourg, Ashtabula, iron ore.

At elevator - schr. Grantham, Alice.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 16, 1874