The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 28, 1876

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p.2 The Ina - It is said that this fast sailing yacht has been sold to some parties in Chicago. If such is the case many yacht owners will no doubt be pleased, as their chances of winning purses in yachting contests will be better when she is "out of the field." [Belleville]

Marine Notes

There was a big sea on in the harbour this morning, the wind blowing down the lake.

The splendid new steamer Oswego Belle arrived from Belleville last night about eleven o'clock at Swift's dock, and soon after left for Oswego. She left Belleville about one o'clock yesterday afternoon.

The schr. British Queen left Swift's dock yesterday with 6,600 bush. of barley and rye, loaded by Messrs. Sills.

Port Colborne, April 27th - Down - schrs. Rising Star, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; H. Dudley, Erie, Port Colborne, coal; brig E. Cohen, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; schrs. Monquagon, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Mineral State, Detroit, Ogdensburg, wheat; tug S.S. Edsall, Port Stanley, St. Catharines, for repairs.

Up - schrs. Gold Hunter, of Milford, Toronto, Erie, barley; Mary Copley, Clayton, Toledo, ice; Clayton Belle, Clayton, Toledo, ice; F.D. Barker, Clayton, Toledo, ice;Victor, Hamilton, Bay City, light; Geo. B. Sloan, Charlotte, Erie, iron ore; Montcalm, Clayton, Toledo, ice; W.B. Phelps, Oswego, Manitowac; Montgomery, Clayton, Toledo, ice; Montblanc, Clayton, Toledo, ice; Grace Whitney, Clayton, Toledo, ice.

Schrs. St. Lawrence and British Lion went up the feeder and out at Port Maitland.

In Harbour - schrs. Pulaski, Nashua, Geo. M. Case, Bismarck, W.R. Phelps, Eliza Allen loading stone; Shandon, H. Dudley unloading coal. This vessel left here on the 21st, went to Erie and returned last night. The prop. Dromedary made an attempt to go through the ice this afternoon, but had to return. She found it too much packed for her. Steambarge Pittsburgh and three barges, schr. Montcalm, F.D. Barker, Victor, Montgomery, Russian, Farewell, Mont Blanc, Clayton Belle, G.B. Sloan, Mary Copley, L. Seaton, Alexander, Ayr, Gold Hunter, Grace Whitney, Niagara.

The tug Hector left this morning with the schrs. Magellan, Gleniffer, White Oak; the tug Rooth with the schrs. Annandale and Mystic Star; the tug Favorite with the schrs. Bolivia and Madeira; the tug Mary with the schrs. Sam Cook, Light Guard and John Magee; the tug Haight left this afternoon with barque Cecelia. They are all well through the ice except the Annandale, which was dropped to be again picked up.

Wind, east light all day, but is now south-east to south. Ice moving fills up the channel made by the tugs.

Capt. Ed. Armstrong of the tug Jane Armstrong ran on a cake 20 feet thick, got fast and was pulled off by the tug Rooth. The Rooth soon after got on a similar cake and was then pulled off by the Armstrong. The ice is not strong but slushy.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 28, 1876