The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 9, 1876

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p.1 The Emperor of Brazil In Canada - trip on str. Spartan through rapids of St. Lawrence described.

p.2 Yacht Race - The second class yacht Katie Gray, of Belleville, having arrived in this harbour last night on a visit to the Countess of Dufferin, it was decided to try conclusions between her and the local second class boats Emma and Zitella. Accordingly a match was made for a prize of $60, and the three boats started about eleven o'clock this morning. There was a light wind, such as suited the stranger well, and at two o'clock, on the completion of the first round the Katie Gray rounded the home buoy about seven minutes ahead of the Emma, the Zitella not being in sight from Swift's Dock. The race was finished at four o'clock, the Katie Gray coming in first about ten minutes before the Emma, the Zitella being about the same distance behind the Emma. Captain Cuthbert, sailing master of the Countess of Dufferin, sailed the winning yacht, and to his good management may be attributed her success. A fuller account of the race will be given tomorrow.

Royal Mail Line - The Royal Mail line of steamers will commence their daily trips both east and west on Tuesday, the 13th June. The steamers of this line are now running all the rapids of the St. Lawrence, and passengers arrive at Montreal the same evening and Quebec the following morning. The hour of departure from this port is now 5 a.m. instead of six. By appearance there is a large travel by water this season. The steamer Algerian will leave Kingston for Toronto and Hamilton on Monday next, so as to resume her place on the lines.

ad - Change of Time - Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Co. - Royal Mail Through Line - now departing from Kingston at 5:30 p.m. west, and 5 a.m. east - details.

Steam Yacht - The Trenton Courier says: "The steam pleasure yacht, purchased in Kingston by Messrs. Gilbert and Crowe, arrived in town last night. She attains a speed of eight miles an hour, and looks neat and trim."

The Countess of Dufferin - The interest taken in the yacht still continues, and large numbers of persons are still visiting her. She was to have been hauled out this morning, but up till two o'clock this afternoon she was still afloat. Captain Cuthbert, the sailing master, is today sailing the Belleville yacht, Katie Gray, in the race. A telegram from Ottawa says that Mr. R.J. Wicksteed of the Law Office of the House of Commons was to leave last night to join the Countess of Dufferin here. Since the above was written the yacht has been hauled out, and will get her fixings done as quickly as possible.

Marine Notes

The arrivals to report are more numerous today than during the week, and the prospect seems to be a little better than formerly. Freights at Milwaukee and Chicago seem to be looking up, and in that case we may expect more cargoes.

Holcomb & Stewart's Wharf - Arrived - The steambarge Clinton, from Milwaukee, lightened 3,616 bush. wheat; barge Grimsby, from Milwaukee, lightened 3,819 bush. wheat and proceeded to Montreal; schr. J.N. Carter, Toronto, 12,885 bush. wheat; Acacia, Brighton, 9,000 bush. peas and wheat.

From a private letter we find that propellers are taking grain in Toronto at 4 1/2 cents and 4 1/4 cents per bushel to Montreal, and 4 cents is even named. After paying half a cent for the St. Lawrence tolls, parties may easily see how much steamers are making in the grain trade this summer.

The prop. Shickluna passed down with the schr. Grantham in tow, the latter being loaded with lumber for Quebec.

The steamer Faxton was launched from the marine railway yesterday morning, and the James H. Kelly was hauled out. The latter was let down this morning, and the Countess of Dufferin was taken up.

G.M. Millar & Co. - Arrived - props. Shickluna, from Toledo, lightened 3,400 bush. wheat; Zealand, from Toledo, lightened 4,000 bush. wheat, and both proceeded to Montreal.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - Arrived - schr. Florida, from Chicago, with 18,000 bush. wheat.

Montreal Transportation Company - Arrived - schrs. Cossack, from Chicago, 19,300 bush. corn; O.M. Bond, Chicago, 19,732 bush. corn; Comreant ?, Toledo, 15,217 bush. corn.

Swift's Wharf - The props. Lake Erie and Lake Ontario called from Hamilton.

Port Colborne, June 8th - Up - props. Buckeye, Charlotte, Chicago, gen. cargo; City of Concord, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. Gulnare, Hamilton, Ashtabula, light; Paragon, Mill Point, Cleveland, ice; Ontario, Kingston, Port Colborne, light; Smith & Post, Oswego, Detroit, light; Trade Wind, Newcastle, Malden, light; British Lion, Kingston, Toledo, light.

Down - props. Oswegatchie, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Granite State, Muskegon, Ogdensburg, lumber; Milwaukee, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Zealand, Toledo, Montreal, gen. cargo; Alma Munroe, Port Stanley, Montreal, gen. cargo; Lincoln, Chicago, Montreal, corn; barge Lisgar, Chicago, Montreal, corn; H.F. Church, Muskegon, Ogdensburg, lumber; O.J. Hall, Muskegon, Ogdensburg, lumber; schrs. Jennie White, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Lillie Hamilton, Parry Sound, St. Catharines, lumber; Lewis Wells, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Belle Mitchell, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Jennie Graham, Tyrconnell, Clayton, timber; Watertown, Chicago, Kingston, oats; Jas. Norris, Point au Pelee, Thorold, stone; Republic, Toledo, Clayton, timber.

In harbour - schrs. Trade Wind, Gulnare, Ontario, Paragon, British Lion, Cataract, Russian.

p.3 Customs Imports - June 9th - Str. S. Shickluna, Toledo, G.M. Millar & Co., 3,317 bush. corn.

Str. Clinton, Milwaukee, Holcomb & Stewart, 3,516 bush. wheat.

Barge Grimsby, Milwaukee, Holcomb & Stewart, 3,819 bush. wheat.

Schr. Mary Anne, Oswego, John Kerr, 150 tons coal.

Schr. Cossack, Chicago, M.T. Co., 19,300 bush. corn.

Schr. Flinda (sic - Florida ?), Chicago, St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co., 18,000 bush. wheat.

Schr. O.M. Bond, Chicago, M.T. Co., 19,733 bush. corn.

Schr. Conveaunt, Toledo, M.T. Co., 15,217 bush. corn.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 9, 1876