The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1876

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p.2 For Kingston - Eleven vessels were reported through the Welland Canal for Kingston, six with timber, two with coal, and three with grain.

Police Court - Captains John McGowan, William Mack and Gunderson were charged with obstructing the harbour. The prosecution was at the instance of Capt. Gaskin. The cause of the action was the squall of yesterday morning. The captains said that they could not help the affair. They could not do impossibilities. The prosecutor did not appear and they were discharged.

John Gormley was charged with assaulting George Staley. It appears that the parties are sailors, and defendant assaulted prosecutor, threatening to kick him off the cross-trees and kill him. The more serious charge was withdrawn, and the other charge of common assault was withdrawn on payment of costs.

Regatta - We believe that after all there will be a regatta in the harbour tomorrow for local boats. A silver cup, valued at $50, is to be offered as a prize for second-class boats; the course to be from the Shoal Tower round a buoy off Garden Island, thence round a buoy off Portsmouth, thence to Four Mile Point, thence home, and repeat. The cup is to be the property of the boat winning it three times in succession. Another prize of $10 will be offered for smaller craft.

Marine Notes

The harbour today is quiet, there being no grain arrivals to report. The elevators have nearly overtaken the work which was set down to them, and are prepared for another rush. All day yesterday a gale prevailed on the lake, and the storm drum was hoisted, but today it is down. The squall of yesterday morning caused some little trouble, but this has been satisfactorily settled.

Captains of vessels are notified that they are not allowed to anchor their vessels within 300 yards of the wharves, so as to avoid as much trouble as possible.

Port Colborne, May 22nd, 7 p.m. - Up - prop. Argyle, Montreal, ?; schr. Falmouth, Oswego, Toledo, light; C.J. Peters, St. Catharines, Port Stanley, light; London, Kingston, Port Clinton, light; J.G. McGrath, do., Midland, light; prop. Oswegatchie, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo.

Down - schr. Jessie Stuart, Ashtabula, Port Colborne, coal; Erie Belle, Kincardine, Kingston, wheat; Jessie Scarth, Wheatley, Liverpool, timber; Baltic, Meaford, Montreal, wheat; Emue (sic), Erie, Toronto, coal; Mary Jane, Bay City, Kingston, timber; E.H. Rutherford, Port Huron, Garden Island, staves; Mary Merritt, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Jennie Graham, do., do., do.; Jamaica, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; New Dominion of Picton, Inverhuron, Kingston, wheat; Republic, Toledo, Clayton, timber; Wm. Young, Black River, Brockville, coal; Prince Alfred, Cleveland, Kingston, coal; Guiding Star, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; Samana, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Canada, Toledo, Kingston, grain; barque Florida of Quebec, Black River, Brockville, coal; Ganges, Chicago, Kingston, corn; tug Metamora, Collingwood, Kingston; barge H. Benson, Georgian Bay, do., timber; G. Manley, do., do., do.; F. Russell, do., do., do.; steambarge Wm. Cowie, Ogdensburg, lumber; prop. Columbia, Toledo, Montreal, gen. cargo; Maine, Chicago, Ogdensburg, do.

In Harbour - schr. Farewell, Russian, McCall, prop. Tecumseh, Pittsburg and tow.

p.3 Customs Imports - May 23rd - Schr. Sillian, Sodus, J.G. Garleck, 480 bush.

Schr. Madeira, Racine, St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co., 22,000 bush. wheat.

Schr. Mary Ann, Charlotte, J. Swift, 98 tons coal.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1876