The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 5, 1876

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p.2 The Countess of Dufferin - The Countess of Dufferin left Hamilton on Saturday and called for a short time at Toronto. She took advantage of the fair wind yesterday, and left for Cobourg, calling at Toronto harbour for an hour. She left there shortly after 2 o'clock with a spanking breeze from the south-west. At Cobourg several repairs will be made, and on Tuesday she will probably leave for Kingston, where she will be decked previous to her departure for the Atlantic seaboard.

Empress of India - This fine steamer, we are informed, is to be launched at Mill Point on the 10th inst., and will take her departure for Toronto on the 14th.


(To the Editor of the Mail)

Sir; - A statement first published in the New York World of the 19th May, and since copied with variations into many American newspapers, to the effect that the yacht Countess of Dufferin was built from an American model made by one Pat McGiehan, of New York, is untrue in every particular.

The McGiehan model (of a 200 ton schooner) referred to is in the possession of a gentleman well known to yachtsmen, and for whom with others it was made about two years ago, and has in no way been used or made use of in modelling the Countess of Dufferin.

Two years ago Capt. Cuthbert's yacht Annie Cuthbert, 60 tons, gained a decided victory over the sloop Cora of the same tonnage, in a race for the Godwin Cup, on Lake St. Clair. The Cora was modelled, built, and sailed on that occasion, by Mr. Pat McGiehan; and Capt. Cuthbert could see no advantage in using the model of a man whose efforts in the Cora were succeeded by the production of the schooner yacht model above referred to.

Toronto, June 2nd Yours, Cruiser.

Marine Notes

There is something more to report today than for some days past, quite a number of vessels having arrived.

Holcomb & Stewart - Arrived - The schrs. Twilight from Toronto, 14,200 bush. wheat; Acacia, Toronto, 12,500 bush. wheat; Mary, Toledo, 14,500 bush. corn. The tug Wren left with barges Jet, 22,600 bush. wheat; Lark, 19,000 bush. wheat; Robin, 14,500 bush. wheat, and lighterage of deals from schr. Enterprise; Martin, 12,600 bush. wheat; Snipe, 11,400 bush. wheat; schr. Enterprise from Muskegon to Quebec with deals; barge Alice Pacy from Miller & Co., and schr. Eliza Allen with grindstones for Brockville and Montreal. This is the largest tow that has left Kingston for some time.

Montreal Transportation Company - Arrived - schr. American, from Chicago, 18,396 bush. corn; schr. D. Lyons, Chicago, 19,658 bush. corn; tug Bronson with barges Montreal, Cayuga, Advance, Corncrib, Cleveland, and Harvest. The tug Bronson leaves tonight with barges Milwaukee, 21,000 bush. wheat; Montreal, 19,658 bush. corn; Corncrib, 18,397 bush. corn. The tug Glide left with the barges Cayuga and Cleveland for Oswego to load 1,150 tons of coal for Montreal. This is a new branch of business, which will probably be largely entered into.

G.M. Millar & Co. - Arrived - The schr. Magdala, from Whitby, with 10,000 bush. wheat. The barge Alice Pacey left with 12,000 bush. wheat and 50 tons sandstone for Montreal; and the barge Frontenac will leave tonight with 20,000 bush. wheat.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - The tug Frank Perew arrived with the barge Kansas, with 432 bars rail iron, to be transhipped to the prop. Argyle; and barges Arthur and Nebraska, light.

James Swift's Wharf - The schr. Eliza Allen unloaded a quantity of grindstones from Vermillion; str. Ellswood arrived from the Canal; props. Dromedary and Persia arrived from Montreal; the Water Lily from Ottawa, and the Corinthian passed up for Toronto and Hamilton.

This afternoon a beautiful sight was visible from the wharves - namely, eleven vessels coming down under full sail with a brisk south west wind. This looks like business.

Port Colborne, June 3rd - Up - schrs. M.C. Upper, Port Medcalfe, Stepena ?, light; Elvina, Oswego, Detroit, coal; Wayne, Oswego, Racine, coal; Wm. Raynor, Charlotte, Toledo, ?; Annandale, Kingston, Sault Ste. Marie, light; props. L. Shickluna, Toronto, Toledo, light; Zealand, Hamilton, Toledo.

Down - prop. Champlain, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Cambria, Alpena, Port Metcalfe, timber.

In harbour - schrs. Cataract, Russian, prop. Pittsburg and barges.

p.3 Customs Imports - June 1st - Str. Dromedary, Montreal, J.A. Hendry & Bro., 50 kegs and 50 bags.

Schr. E. Allen, Cleveland, James Swift, 433 pkgs.

Schr. Mary, Toledo, A. Gunn & Co., 14,444 bush. corn.

Schr. American, Chicago, M.T. Co., 18,396 bush. corn.

Schr. D. Lyons, Chicago, M.T. Co., 19,658 bush. corn.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 5, 1876