The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1876

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p.2 Marine Notes

The harbour this morning presented something of the old time scenes, quite a number of vessels having arrived since last night. The work of elevating is going on as lively as possible.

Montreal Transportation Co. - Arrived - schrs. Gladstone, Toronto, 11,539 bush. spring wheat; D. Freeman, Toronto, 12,652 bush. spring wheat; Garibaldi, Whitby, 8,000 bush. wheaat; Kate L. Bruce, Milwaukee, 17,000 bush. wheat; A. Muir, Chicago, 19,500 bush. wheat; tug Bronson with barge Dalhousie, light.

James Swift's Wharf - The prop. Celtic and str. Spartan called on the way up from Montreal; the Corsican, from Hamilton, and the Oswego Belle, from Belleville, also called.

A. Gunn & Co.'s Wharf - The str. Rochester, from Belleville, with passengers and freight.

The storm drum was ordered up on Thursday night and remained up all day yesterday, being ordered down this morning. The storm did not come.

The Mary Grover is still on the way at the shipyard, and the prop. Indian, which has been out of commission for two years, will be hauled out next week to be cut down into a steambarge.

The steambarge Dolphin is hauled out at Portsmouth for repairs.

Messrs. Calvin & Breck's second raft left in tow of the tug Chieftain on Tuesday last. It contained 18 drams of timber. Arrived at the island: brig Henry Rooney and schooners Wawanosh and Oriental, from Bay City, with timber. The Henry Rooney is the first timber vessel making the round trip through the Welland Canal this season.

Lake Freights - A couple of transactions are reported: 400 barrels of flour, per steamer Spartan, from Toronto to Montreal at 20 cents; schooners Acadia and Picton, Toronto to Kingston, loaded with wheat, at 1 1/2 cents per bushel.

Port Colborne, May 12th - Up - schrs. M. Capron, Sodus, Toledo, coal; Stevenson, Port Colborne, Chicago, light; Swallow, Port Colborne, Milwaukee, light; Bay Trader, Welland, blank, light; prop. Granite State, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo; Lawrence, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo.

In harbour - schrs. Farewell, Russian, Union, prop. Pittsburg and barges.

At Elevator to light - schrs. Yankee Blade and Harvest Queen.

No downs.

p.3 Buoys Planted - The proper official has gone to look after the buoys along the west shore of Lake Michigan and Green Bay. A red spar buoy is placed on the Pensaukee Reef. At Peshtigo Reef four piles are driven, and a large bush is fastened at the top. There are six buoys placed in Big Sturgeon Bay. One third-class black can buoy on Horseshoe Reef. At the Whale's Back Shoals eight piles are driven, with bush attached. Two buoys are placed on Peninsula Point. One at Escanaba Harbour. One red can second-class buoy at St. Martini's Harbour. One red and one black buoy at North Bay, Lake Michigan.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1876