The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 19, 1876

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p.2 Marine Notes

The harbour is now entirely clear of ice, and free ingress and egress is possible from all points.

The first vessels of the grain fleet arrived about 9 o'clock this morning for the Montreal Transportation Company, viz., the S. & J. Collier and Twilight, both from Toronto, with 10,751 and 14,064 bushels of spring wheat respectively. The elevators were at work today.

Milwaukee, April 14th - The schooner Hartford was to leave Chicago yesterday for this port to load wheat for Kingston at 8 1/4 cents. [Oswego Times]

Secretary Bristow says that all sail vessels must be called schooners. [ibid]

The schr. Richardson is loading rye at Richardson's wharf.

The schrs. Watertown, Henry Rooney, R. Gaskin, Oriental, and Annandale have left or are to leave today for Toledo, with cargoes of ice.

The steamer Pierrepont succeeded yesterday in reaching Cape Vincent, there being very little ice in the American Channel. She is now making her regular trips. The Maud will probably make a start tomorrow.

The St. Lawrence and Chicago Forwarding Company are today engaged in elevating, transferring grain from one barge to another.

The steamer Pierrepont from Kingston and the propeller Granite State from Ogdensburg, arrived here this afternoon at two o'clock. The Pierrepont will make regular trips between this point and Kingston, leaving here on the arrival of the morning train from Watertown, and making one trip per day until further notice. The favourite steamer Maud will be placed on the route in a few days. The captain of the Pierrepont reports that the water in Wolfe Island canal is some three feet higher than last year, and that in consequence they will be able to run from Kingston to the Cape in about one hour. This will enable passengers to have much longer time in Kingston when visiting that city than ever before. [Watertown Despatch]

The First Arrival - The schooner Flora Garvath (sic - Carveth ?), from Port Hope, the first arrival of the season, reached Messrs. Holcomb & Stewart's wharf today with a consignment of 14,014 bushels of wheat.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 19, 1876