The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 29, 1874

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p.2 Belleville Regatta - On account of the rain the regatta did not take place yesterday at Belleville. It was postponed till today. A match was got up in the morning, however, between the second class yachts Emma, of Kingston, seven tons, and the Sunbury, of Belleville, four tons, which was won by the latter by six minutes and a half without tonnage allowance.

Marine Intelligence

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - prop. Canada from Hamilton; East from Toronto; Kincardine from Belleville; str. Picton from Trenton; Spartan from Hamilton; schr. Active, 4,000 bush. barley for Oswego; barge Hawk, 6,500 bush. for Montreal.

Laying Up at Buffalo - Vessel masters and owners are talking of laying up for the season. By doing so on or before the 1st of October they save about thirty per cent of insurance. The Anchor Line will lay up four of their passenger boats as fast as they arrive in the Buffalo harbour. The Union Steamboat Company will tie up no less than four boats of their line as fast as they come into port. Quite a number of sailing vessels have just left here with the avowed intention of going home to lay up for the season - among them the schooners E. Harmon, J.B. Wilbur, and Monitor.

Laying Up - The present aspect of the fall trade has a decided look towards an early retirement to winter quarters of all classes of vessels, as it is apparent that few are earning their running expenses. The Anchor Line, consisting of the Japan, China and India, are already under orders to lay up. The India makes one more trip to Chicago. The schooner Saginaw, which has been here for several days past, failed to get a paying cargo and has gone away light. It is stated that she goes to Cleveland and lays up. The steamer Nahant and schooner P.S. Marsh are at Clark's dry dock and will probably not leave again. All these things are without precedent in lake navigation. [Detroit Tribune]

Lights In Georgian Bay - For the guidance of the shipping visiting the lumber sections in Georgian Bay, there have been established by the Dominion Government eleven lights. Nine of these are located on islands and can be seen as far as any other on the lakes. These lights are located as follows: viz: on the Isle of Caves, the light on which is on the north-east point; on Griffin Island, on the north-east end, about twenty miles from Owen Sound; on Nottawasaga Island, about four miles from Collingwood; at Collingwood, on the breakwater pier; on Christian Island, on the southeast part, one and one half miles from mainland; on Lonely Island, position not given; on Red Rock Point; on Cartridge Island, one and one-half miles north-west of Red Rock lights; range lights are established at Shaftsbury, on Little Current; at Clapperton Island, on north point; and at Sulphur Island, on south-east side. Since the above were established, the disasters to the shipping in that region have been very few. Other lights will doubtless be established wherever needed. [Detroit Tribune]

Port Colborne, Sept. 28th - Down: schr. St. Andrews, Wallaceburg, Kingston, timber; Oriental, Sault Ste. Marie, do., do.; Pacific, Milwaukee, do., wheat; Lilly Hamilton, Chicago, do., do.; prop. Acadia, Detroit, Montreal, gen. cargo; Africa, do., do., wheat; schr. Trenton, Cleveland, Pt. Colborne, coal; Canton, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; A. Falconer, Toledo, Kingston, do.; Olive Branch of Oswego, do., Oswego, do.; prop. Lake Michigan, Detroit, Montreal, do.; Lowell, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Victor, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; bark Fanny Campbell, Detroit, do., do.; scow Bay Trader, St. Williams, Welland, lumber; steambarge Abercorn; Detroit, Oswego, wheat; schr. T. Avery, Chicago, Prescott, do.; prop. City of Concord, do., Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; A. Munro, Detroit, Montreal, do.; barque Arabia, Chicago, Kingston, wheat.

Up: prop. City of Montreal, Montreal, Chatham, mdse.; schr. Queen of the Lakes, Kingston, Ashtabula, iron ore; Hoboken, Oswego, Chicago, salt; Ariel, Port Hope, Toledo, barley; Charger, Oswego, do., coal; John Burt, Fairhaven, Chicago, do.; Huron, Cobourg, Ashtabula, iron ore; prop. Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; Buckeye, do., Cleveland, do.; barge Grimsby, St. Catharines, Pt. Colborne, light; scow Perry White, Pt. Colborne, Ashtabula, do.; barge Hale, Ogdensburg, Toledo, do.; Lisgar, Kingston, Milwaukee, do.; steambarge Lincoln, do., do., do.

The two tugs that went to the assistance of the steambarge Albercorn, succeeded in getting her off without any damage to the barge or cargo.

p.3 A Gigantic Scheme - The Great International Transportation Co. - to build fleet of props to ply between Chicago and Montreal, also to use railroads; gives part of prospectus. [Buffalo Commercial]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 29, 1874