The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 6, 1876

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p.2 Marine Notes

The latest intelligence from the propeller Calabria is that she will have about 12,000 bushels of her cargo wet. She has not been got off yet.

The harbour presented a more lively appearance this morning than it has any other day during the week. There was a dense fog on the water, arising from the recent rains.

Montreal Transportation Company - The schr. Olive Branch arrived from Port Whitby with 7,448 bushels peas. A tow will probably be sent off from this wharf this evening.

Holcomb & Stewart - A telegram has been received by Messrs. Holcomb & Stewart stating that as the river was now reported clear of ice, a cargo of grain was wanted by Tuesday. The tug Wren accordingly left today with barges Swan, 17,000 bushels wheat; Hawk, 12,000 bush. wheat; Star No. 2, 11,000 bush. wheat.

James Swift's Wharf - The props. Celtic arrived from Hamilton; Oswego Belle, from Belleville, and tug Wren coaled.

A. Gunn & Co.'s Wharf - The prop. Alma Munro arrived here from Port Stanley with 82 packages of dried apples. The steamer Rochester left yesterday afternoon with a large cargo of groceries and miscellaneous goods. The steambarges Nile and Welshman left for the Rideau Canal.

The Alma Munro towed down the lake a barge named the Ark, which is certainly not undeserving of the name. She is one of the largest vessels that ever entered Kingston harbour, and has a carrying capacity of about 40,000 bushels grain. She is loaded with timber for Quebec.

The first arrival of the wood fleet from the Rideau Canal is reported this morning, the Forest Queen having arrived with a cargo for Mr. Williams. The Cesar also arrived from the Canal. The sloop Sovereign left for the Bay of Quinte for a load of wood for Mr. Williams.

The schr. Mary Grover was hauled out at the Shipyard last night. Her damage is not great, only one plank having to be regulated in her bottom.

The storm drum was taken down this morning. There is quite a heavy sea on, however.

Buffalo, May 6th - The tug Martin arrived here this morning from Cleveland considerably damaged by ice. This is the first arrival of the season. The ice is very heavy between here and Point Abino, and quite a number of large crafts are endeavouring to work through, but without success so far.

Buffalo, May 6th - The propellers Pontage and Waverly arrived from Chicago at 6 p.m. yesterday. These are the first arrivals from the upper lakes this season.

Port Colborne, May 5th, 7 p.m. - Up - props. Scotia, St. Catharines, Kincardine, light; Oswegatchie, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; Clinton, St. Catharines, Milwaukee, light; barge Grimsby, St. Catharines, Milwaukee, light; barque J.R. Benson, St. Catharines, Toledo, light; schrs. Cook, Charlotte, Erie, coal; Sweepstakes, Port Dalhousie, Meaford, light; Jennie White, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; Maggie, Allanburg, Cleveland, light; Canada, St. Catharines, Toledo, light.

Down - schrs. Star of Mill Point, Toledo, Prescott, corn; Erie Stewart, Cleveland, Welland, coal; prop. Dromedary, Toledo, Montreal, gen. cargo.

In harbour - props. Germania and tow, and Pittsburg and tow, schrs. Russian, Farewell, Dudley, Maggie and Garibaldi.

The warm and pleasant weather of the latter part of last week came to an abrupt termination on Saturday evening, when the wind shift to northeast. The mercury went down with a jump, and in a few short hours the temperature was at freezing point. The grain fleet which left here Saturday received the full force of the piping blasts, and those who were not fortunate enough to make the friendly lee of Two River Point were compelled were compelled to put back. The Itasca, T.H. Howland, Craftsman and J.C. King came inside yesterday afternoon, the last named with her foresail split. The bark Arabia and schr. H.J. Webb came to anchor in the bay. Quite a fleet of lumber vessels and west-shore "mosquitoes" came in during the blow, and the lumber market presented a lively appearance. The small schr. Planet, of Racine, lumber laden, sprung a leak at the commencement of the gale, but was with great effort kept afloat till she made this harbour, when she was run upon the back on the peninsula, near the fish shanties, where she lies deck to. The large schr. Scotia was observed by the captain of the bark Craftsman below Port Washington with jibboom broken and topsail yard gone. [Evening Wisconsin, May 1st]

p.3 Customs Imports - May 5th - Schr. Laurel, Oswego, Capt. Lewis, 1 cask, 3 bdl.

Schr. Emma, Cleveland, Geo. Chaffey, 396 tons coal.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 6, 1876