The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1876

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p.2 Accident - at Germain's wharf, Bay of Quinte, high water causes fender of str. Rochester to strike and injure man.

p.3 Picton, May 13th - A new propeller, the Armenia, was launched from Redmond's yard yesterday. She is owned by McMurchie Bros., and will be fitted up in first class style for passenger travel. She will run from Picton to Alexandria Bay and the camp meeting ground daily. She is one hundred foot keel, eighteen feet beam, twenty-one foot over all, seven foot hold. Her engine is of ninety horsepower, manufactured at Brokenshire's foundry, Kingston. She will be ready for business about the middle of June.

The steamer Picton leaves here on Monday morning, and will resume her trips of last year from Port Dalhousie to Toronto, leaving Port Dalhousie at eight o'clock on Tuesday morning.

Customs Imports - May 13th - Schr. K.L. Bruce, Milwaukee, M.T. Co., 17,600 bush. wheat.

Schr. M.A. Muir, Chicago, M.T. Co., 19,000 bush. wheat.

Marine Notes

The harbour presented quite a lively appearance yesterday, most of the schooners having shown their colours. The freight rates from Milwaukee to Kingston today are 7 3/4 cents per bushel and the seamen's wages are $1 per day at Chicago.

The arrivals here are:

Holcomb & Stewart's Wharf - Arrived - schr. D.M. Foster, from Whitby, 16,000 bush. wheat.

A. Gunn & Co.'s Wharf - The str. Rochester from Belleville; Alexandria from Montreal; sloops Frank Smith with lumber and Vision light from Wolfe Island.

James Swift's Wharf - The str. Corinthian from Montreal; prop. East passed down from Darlington; props. Dromedary from Montreal; Persia from Montreal; Canada from Montreal; Columbia passed up from Montreal.

Montreal Transportation Company - Arrived - schrs. Speedwell, Toronto, 15,299 bush. wheat; Hartford, Milwaukee, 18,000 bush. wheat; S. & J. Collier, Toronto, 10,970 bush. wheat; Sybella, Toronto, 9,759 bush. wheat; Persia, Toronto, 12,000 bush. wheat; Oliver Mowat, Toronto, 18,777 bush. wheat.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - Arrived - schr. M.W. Grant from Toronto, 10,268 bush. wheat; Ontario, Goderich, 7,632 pease and 3,259 bush. wheat; Edward Blake, Port Dalhousie, 21,000 bush. wheat; Anna Butler, Cobourg, 5,808 bush. wheat; tug Jessie Hall left for Montreal with barges Kansas, 8,699 bush. pease, 13,160 bush. wheat; Nebraska, 21,999 bush. wheat; Canada, 18,350 bush. wheat; and Winona, 15,545 bush. wheat; tug Frank Perew left with barges Minnesota, 19,650 bush. wheat; Arthur, 13,015 bush. wheat; A., 7,632 bush. pease and 3,245 bush. wheat and B., 12,172 bush. wheat.

G.M. Millar & Co. - schr. Caledonia arrived from Cobourg with 7,047 bush. wheat.

Schr. Albatross from Bay City with oak for Collins' Bay Rafting Company.

The arrivals at Garden Island are British Lion from Toledo, Siberia from Toledo, Southampton from Bay City, and London from Toronto all laden with timber.

It is reported that the schr. Edward Blake is to be hauled out at the Marine Railway to be fitted up as a sea-going vessel.

The steamer Geneva left for the Cape this afternoon in place of the Maud, which is at the shipyard for repairs.

The steamer Alexandra passed up on Saturday afternoon very deeply laden for the Bay ports.

Port Colborne, May 13th, 7 p.m. - Up - schr. Delos De Wolf, Rochester, Detroit, coal; Ulsona, Thorold, Port Colborne, light; Trade Wind, Toronto, Cleveland, light; Florida, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; J. Hoyt, Port Colborne, Bay City, light; Cataract, Picton, Bay Field, light; Sarah Jane.

Down - schr. Yankee Blade, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Harvest Queen, do., do., corn; Craftsman, Milwaukee, do., wheat; J.S. Austin, Alpena, Port Metcalf, timber; Sweden, Toledo, Kingston, do.; Norway, do., do., do.; Arabia, Milwaukee, do., wheat; Typo, do., Oswego, do.; Eliza Allan, Erie, Port Colborne, coal; Snow Bird, do., Thorold, do.; J. Bigler, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; C.A. King, do., do., do.; H. Howland, Milwaukee, Oswego, do.; J. Hoyt, do., Port Colborne, do.; prop. Shickluna, do., Montreal, gen. cargo; City of New York, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Nashua, Chicago, do., gen. cargo.

In Harbour - schrs. Sarah Jane, Trade Wind, Delos De Wolf, Russian, Farewell, Eliza Allan, unloading coal; Jessie Hoyt, prop. Pittsburg and barges at elevator; schrs. America and Winona to lighten.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1876