The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 18, 1876

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p.1 Changes In the Royal Mail Line - Captain Bailey, who formerly commanded the Magnet, of the Royal Mail Line, is now in command of the Spartan, Captain Dunlop having been appointed Marine Inspector of the Canadian Fire and Marine Insurance Company.

p.2 Serious Accident - while loading schooner Persia with stone at Graham's quarry, Pittsburg, man was struck with large piece of stone.

Str. Shannon - The pretty little steamer Shannon left Picton on Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock with the hull of the new steamer Armenia of Picton in tow for Kingston. The Shannon, after leaving the hull at Portsmouth, returned immediately to Picton and proceeded on her usual trip to Belleville.

The Mill Point Steamer - The steamer now building at Mill Point is to be named Empress of India, and will be placed under the command of Mr. A.H. White, of Picton. She is almost ready for launching.

The Zitella - This fine yacht was out yesterday trying her powers in a heavy sea. She behaved admirably, and will make good speed on the 24th.

Marine Notes

The harbour is still dull, notwithstanding the wind was favourable for vessels coming down the lake. Freights are very flat, and the latest quotation at Milwaukee 6 cents per bush. on grain for Kingston. Several schooners arrived today.

The schr. Sweden arrived at Garden Island yesterday from Toledo with timber, and the schrs. Mary, Southampton and Siberia, and barks British Lion and London cleared light.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - The tug Jessie Hall arrived up with three barges from Lachine. She made the run in 45 hours and 15 minutes.

Montreal Transportation Company - schrs. Harvest Queen, Chicago, 20,736 bush. corn; Craftsman, Milwaukee, 18,000 bush. wheat; C.A. King, Milwaukee, 19,000 bush. wheat; Arabia, Milwaukee, 19,098 bush. wheat.

James Swift's Wharf - The strs. Kincardine left for Belleville; the Corinthian passed down, and the Corsican up. The props. Celtic and Dromedary passed down.

A. Gunn & Co.'s Wharf - Arrived - the steambarge Adventure from the Canal, and left for Oswego; the str. Rochester arrived from the Bay today with a number of cattle, which were transferred to the str. Geneva for Cape Vincent.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - Arrived - schr. Alpha from Whitby, with 13,000 bush. wheat; J.G. McGrath, from Kincardine, with 13,000 bush. wheat. The barge Finch left for Montreal with 12,500 bush. wheat.

The schr. J.G. Worts has arrived from Toronto, and will be towed down the river on route for Halifax.

It is reported that Judge Brown, of the U.S. District Court at Detroit, holds that while a British vessel may not carry freight between two American ports, the law does not apply to passengers. The customs officials have held differently, but possibly they know more about law than Judge Brown.

Port Colborne, May 17th, 7 p.m. - Up - schrs. St. Lawrence, Kingston, Sault Ste. Marie, light; Wawanosh, do., Bay City, do.; Snow Bird, Thorold, Ashtabula, do.; Montana, Clayton, Detroit, do.; Stafford, Prescott, Vermillion, do.; Albatross, Kingston, Toledo, do.; Montmorency, Clayton, Bay City, do.; Camanche, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; Oriental, Kingston, Sault Ste. Marie, light; Ontario of Goderich, do., Goderich, do.; H. Rooney, Kingston, Toledo, do.; Emen, Charlotte; prop. Champlain, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo.

Down - schrs. J.R. Benson, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Annandale, Cleveland, Prescott, coal; Brooklyn, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Alexandra (sic - Alexander ?), Bay City, Collins' Bay, timber; Sea Gull, Toledo, Kingston, corn; prop. Oswegatchie, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Abercorn, Muskegon, do., lumber.

In Harbour - Montana, Russian, schr. Montmorency, Farewell, H. Rooney, Oriental, Stafford, Snow Bird. prop. Pittsburg and barges.

Port Colborne, May 18th - Vessels arriving this morning at the port, observed a black vessel capsized three miles east of Long Point. They could give no particulars. The prop. Georgian is reported to have gone ashore this morning in the fog at Morgan's Point. A tug and a lighter from here have gone to their assistance.

p.3 Customs Imports - May 18th - Str. Kincardine, Oswego, Oldrieve & Horn, 2 blocks, 2 bdls.

Schr. Harvest Queen, Chicago, M.T. Co., 50,736 (sic) bush. corn.

Schr. Craftsman, Milwaukee, M.T. Co., 18,000 bush. corn.

Sloop Dauntless, Charlotte, Capt. Robb, 127 bdls.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 18, 1876