The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1876

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p.2 Marine News

The harbour continues exceedingly quiet, and very few arrivals are reported. Today there was a considerable sea on the lake, the wind blowing up.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - Arrived - schrs. Marie Annie, from Hamilton, with 5,992 bush. wheat; Acacia, from Toronto, 12,302 bush. wheat; Picton, Toronto, 9,697 bush. wheat.

Montreal Transportation Company - The prop. America, from Port Dalhousie, lightened 4,937 bush. wheat, and proceeded down the river. Cleared in tow of the tug Glide: barges Kinghorn, 11,500 bush. wheat and peas; Detroit, 21,002 bush. wheat and peas; Energy, 10,665 bush. wheat; Cayuga, light to Gananoque, where she is to take on a load of granite for Montreal.

Holcomb & Stewart's Wharf - Arrived - the schr. White Oak, from Cleveland, with 360 tons of coal. This is the first vessel which has made the round trip to Lake Erie, and Captain Dix reports meeting large quantities of ice, in one case having passed through about fifteen miles of it.

At Swift's wharf the Corinthian passed down last night from Hamilton, and the Oswego Belle passed up from Oswego.

A Buffalo despatch says about 20 vessels arrived at that port this morning. It is probable no more serious delays will be occasioned by the ice.

Port Colborne, May 10th, 7 p.m. - Up - schr. Erie Stewart, Welland, Cleveland, light; Snow Bird, Thorold, Erie, light; E.H. Rutherford, Hamilton, Port Huron, light; Perry White, Port Colborne, Ashtabula, light; prop. City of Toledo, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; barge Hale, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, light.

Down - steambarge Wm. Cowie, Port Huron, Ogdensburg, lumber; Lincoln, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; barge Lisgar, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; schr. Kate L. Bruce, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Mary, Port Stanley, Kingston, staves; Siberia, Toledo, Kingston, timber; M. Muir, Chicago, Kingston, timber; Ontario of Goderich, Goderich, Kingston, peas; Southampton, Bay City, Kingston, timber; prop. Garden City, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Champlain, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Argyle, Milwaukee, Montreal, gen. cargo.

In Harbor - schrs. Garibaldi, Erie Stewart, Russian, Farwell, Ellen Theresa, steambarge Germania and tow, Pittsburg and tow, Mary Mills, scow Richardson, steambarge Tecumseh at elevator discharging.

p.3 Customs Imports - May 11th - Str. Oswego Belle, Oswego, Oldrieve and Horn, 2 tcs. 1/2 bbl.; W.S. Tanner, 1 box, 1 bbl.

Schr. White Oak, Cleveland, Holcomb & Stewart, 368 tons coal.

Cobourg, May 11th - The yacht Countess of Dufferin was successfully launched here today. Men were working since five this morning propping her up and getting her in shape. At 10:30 orders were given to cut away, when she slid into the water beautifully and without damage. All who have seen her say she is the finest appearing yacht they have ever seen, and experienced seamen remark that she floats like a "duck." There were a great many in attendance, notwithstanding no stated time being set for the occasion.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1876