The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1876

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p.2 The Centennial Yacht - It is reported that the Countess of Dufferin will pay a visit to Kingston harbour next week. If she does, she will be visited by a large number of interested spectators.

The Regatta - We are informed that no arrangements have been made to have a yacht race on the Queen's Birthday. Why the owners of the new boats recently built should not take the matter up we are at a loss to understand. There is no harbour in Canada where a better course could be had, and it is surprising that a race cannot be got up to let the citizens know what Kingston possesses in the way of boats. There is plenty of time yet, and we hope before Tuesday to hear of a match being arranged for Wednesday, in which the Zitella, Laura and Emma will take part.

Marine Notes

The arrivals since yesterday have been small, but there is a considerable quantity of grain still on the road.

Holcomb & Stewart's Wharf - The steambarge Clinton arrived with 16,000 bush. wheat from Milwaukee; the tug Wren arrived last night from Montreal with the barges Jet, Eagle, Star No. 1, Annie, Martin and Swan. The Wren leaves tonight with barges Siren, 25,500 bush. wheat; Lark, 18,000 bush. wheat; and Annie, 14,000 bush. wheat.

James Swift's Wharf - The Oswego Belle arrived from Oswego; the Spartan passed up last night; the Corsican down this morning; the Kincardine arrived from Belleville and the prop. Acadia from Hamilton.

The steamer Corsican this morning had a large number of passengers and a good cargo of freight. Seventeen of her passengers were in one party from the old country who took the opportunity of the sail down the St. Lawrence and shooting the rapids.

The Kincardine grounded on the Brothers this morning, but got off without difficulty after a short detention. She is not injured.

Montreal Transportation Company - The tug Elfin left this morning with the barges Cayuga, 485 tons of granite from Gananoque; McCarthy, 14,925 bush. wheat; Kinghorn, 18,345 bush. corn; Detroit, 21,512 bush. wheat; Toronto, 22,411 bush. wheat.

The schr. Yankee Blade has been launched from the ways, and the steambarge Saxon was hauled out this morning for further repairs.

Garden Island - Arrived - the schrs. Robert Gaskin of Gleniffer (sic), from Bay City, with timber. The schr. Norway left for Sault Ste. Marie, light. The third raft for Quebec this season, left on Thursday night in tow of the Chieftain. It contained 18 drams of timber and staves. A large steam wrecking pump has been shipped for Lachine Canal, to aid in the repairs at that place.

Port Colborne, May 19th, 7 p.m. - Up - Bark British Lion, Kingston, Toledo, light; schr. Star, Toronto, Black River, light; Smith and Post, Ogdensburg, Detroit, do.; Cambria, Metcalfe, Bay City, do.; G.G. Houghton, Oswego, Milwaukee; Itasca, do., do.; John Wesley, Cape Vincent, Cleveland, ice; Huron, Thorold, Port Colborne for orders; D. Freeman, Toronto, Sandusky, light; Date L. Bruce (sic), Charlotte, Chicago, coal.

Down - schr. Sweepstakes, Meaford, Montreal, wheat; Pride of America, Alpena, Port Metcalf, timber; Jas. Norris, Port Au Pelee, Thorold, stone; prop. Lowell, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. Antelope, Bear Creek, Port Metcalf, timber; Albacore, do., do., do.; Denmark, do., Kingston, do.; Mary Ann Lydon, do., do., staves; Annie Craig, do., do., do.; A. Muir, do., do., timber; Fanny Campbell, Toledo, do., do.; D.W. McCall, Port Burwell, Port Colborne, do.

In harbour - schrs. Huron, G.G. Houghton, Union, D.W. McCall.

The prop. Georgian, which went ashore in the fog yesterday morning near Morgan's Point, hove herself off without any damage before the tug and lighter reached her.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1876