The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 22, 1874

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p.2 Marine Intelligence

The Detroiters are soon to have a new $30,000 ferry steamer for service at that port.

The lakes are reported to be unusually clear of vessels, and few indeed are reported loading at other ports.

According to present advices, a large number of vessels formerly carriers of ore, are soon to engage in the grain trade.

Dense fogs are reported on the St. Clair River. A steamer, recently, in passing through the same, heard no alarm whatever, although the weather was such that it could easily have been heard.

The dull times and low freights it seems are not confined to lake ports. Coal is now freighted from Philadelphia to Boston for $1.50 per ton, to Rhode Island ports for $1.25, and from New York to Providence for 90 cents.

The water in Buffalo harbour is said to be unusually low. The steam barge James Davidson ran aground at the mouth of the harbour Tuesday evening, and is yet unable to get off. The schooner James Couch went aground Wednesday evening, opposite the foot of Lloyd street, and was still stuck fast in the mud at last accounts, and the schooner Russia, heavily laden, in the same day, went aground opposite the Board of Trade.

Vessel Transfers - The hard times of the present season on the lakes among vessel men has had scarcely any perceptible change in the buying and selling of vessels from that of other seasons. The sales which have thus far taken place since the incoming oof 1874 number, as near as can be arrived at, as high as 473, many of which, however, have been unimportant in their character. The purchase of old vessels for reconstruction into lumber barges, which heretofore was more or less extensive in the lower lake region, has been quite limited, and in a large majority of such as have taken place the interests have been mre divided up. [Detroit Tribune]

In Good Time - Since rules have been laid down forbidding the overloading of vessels we notice a large majority of those passing this way appear in good time and more capable of buffeting with heavy weather. The clearances of these vessels show that they have far less cargoes on board, in some instances from 1,500 to 2,000 bushels of grain, from the quantity heretofore carried. This is a reform in the right direction, and as there are others which yet require looking after it is hoped the revolution may be complete. [Detroit Tribune]

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - prop. America from Toronto; str. Magnet from Charlotte; Passport from Hamilton; prop. Celtic from Hamilton.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - Arrived: schrs. John Bunt, from Chicago, 21,000 bush. wheat; Antelope, from Chicago, 20,000 bush. wheat.

Port Colborne, Sept. 19th - Up: schr. Preston, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; M.J. Cummings, do., do., do.; Gladstone, St. Catharines, do., do.; prop. California, Port Colborne, Detroit, light; schr. D. Lyons, Oswego, Chicago, coal; L. Casey, Fairhaven, Toledo, coal; America, Oswego, Chicago, iron; Greenwood, prop. Stanley.

Down: schr. E.P. Dorr; Dundee, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; C. Jeffrey, Cleveland, Hamilton, iron and brick; brig Peales, do., do., coal; schr. J. Ralston, Toledo, Ogdensburg, lumber; L.L. Lamb, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Belle, Toledo, Oswego, do.; steambarge Glasgow, Bay City, Ogdensburg, lumber; John Marks, do., do., do.; Lester, Port Huron, do., do.; Albany, Detroit, do., do.; schr. Jennie White, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; Lime Rock, Cleveland, Toronto, stone; Blazing Star, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Wanette, do., do., do.; L. Seaton, do., Kingston, do.; Corsican, Toledo, Oswego, corn; Smith & Post, Detroit, do., wheat; Queen of the North, Chicago, Kingston, do.; O. Mowat, Toledo, do., corn; H. Roney, Toledo, do., timber; Monterey, Bay City, Clayton, stone; Canada, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; Undine, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal and stone; Telegraph, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; prop. Buckeye, do., Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. J.R. Benson, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; prop. Europe, do., Montreal, do.; Milwaukee, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

At elevator - prop. California.

In Harbour - schr. Paul Lyons, J.E. Bayley, America, L. Casey, Cummings, Greenwood; Josephine, unloading lumber.

p.3 For Oswego - On Thursday last the str. Kincardine took a cargo from Belleville of 2,500 bushels of barley, being the first shpment of barley from that place this season; also 429 sheep from Mill Point for Oswego and Cape Vincent, besides passengers.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 22, 1874