The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 12, 1876

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p.2 The Yacht - The Countess of Dufferin was launched from the Marine Railway this morning. She was visited on Saturday afternoon by a very large number of spectators. The work is proceeding rapidly. Her mast was expected to be put up this afternoon, and tomorrow she is expected to be ready for going down the river. Messrs. Oldrieve and Horn are doing their best to have her finished in time for the race.

Launch - The magnificent new steamer Empress of India was launched at Millpoint on Saturday, from the yard of H.B. Rathbun & Sons, in presence of a numerous company. The boat was christened by Miss Harvey, daughter of Mr. Arthur Harvey, of Toronto, and the launch was highly successful. The Empress is the largest steamboat ever built at this well known yard, and the solidity of her construction and the elegance of her model reflect credit upon Mr. Jameson, her designer, and all concerned in her construction. In a few days the Empress will leave for Toronto and be transferred to the Toronto Navigation Company.

The Oswego Belle - The excursion yesterday on the Oswego Belle down the river was a success. A large number of persons came from Oswego, leaving there on Saturday night. The boat was detained for several hours by a fog on the lake, which prevented her starting at the time advertised, but those who went from the city highly enjoyed the sail. The trip will be repeated every Sunday during the season.

Marine Notes

There is not much doing in the harbour just now, the arrivals being comparatively small.

Holcomb & Stewart's Wharf - Arrived - The steambarge Lincoln, from Chicago, lightened 3,000 bush. corn, and the barge Lisgar lightened 4,000 bush. corn and proceeded to Montreal. The tug Wren arrived from Montreal with barges Siren, 562 steel rails; Star No. 1, 562 steel rails; Eagle, 450 steel rails; Annie and schr. Baltic light.

G.M. Millar & Co. - Arrived - schr. Nellie Sherwood from Trenton with 5,000 bush. peas.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - Arrived - The schr. Jennie White, Toledo, 16,000 bush. corn; Watertown, Chicago, 26,350 bush. oats. The tug Jessie Hall left with barges Alfred, 13,331 bush. corn; Seneca, 18,000 bush. wheat; Quebec, 9,228 bush. corn; D., 14,000 bush. corn.

Montreal Transportation Company - Arrived - schr. Belle Mitchell, Chicago, 18,498 bush. corn. The tug Elfin (Elfin ?) arrived with barges Consort, Duluth, Dauntless, Detroit, and Toledo, and left with Harvest, 15,202 bush. corn; Kinghorn, 19,707 bush. corn; Lorne, 16,652 bush. corn; and Wanda, 14,964 bush. wheat.

Swift's Wharf - Called, the Corinthian from Montreal; the Van Allen from Montreal; Calabria from Hamilton; Nile from the Canal; Oswego Belle from Oswego; Kincardine from Oswego; and the Persia and Armenia from Montreal.

The barge Ark arrived at Gildersleeve's Wharf with 600 tons of coal for the Gas Company.

Port Colborne, June 10th - Up - schrs. Mary, Kingston, Port Stanley, light; Wm. Young, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, coal; Siberia, Kingston, Cheboygan, light; Wawanosh, do., Bay City, do.; Albatross, Collins' Bay, do., do.; Cambria, Port Metcalfe, Alpena, do.; American, Rochester, Chicago, coal; Shandon, Collins' Bay, Port Colborne, light; Hoboken, Sodus Point, Chicago, coal; prop. City of St. Catharines, St. Catharines, Toledo, light.

Down - schrs. L.S. Hammond, Milwaukee, Cape Vincent, grain; Oriental, Two Hart River, Garden Island, timber; David Sharp, Port Ryerse, Welland; J.H. Breck, Sheboygan, Garden Island, timber; J.S. Austin, do., Clayton, do.; J.H. Noyes, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Camos ?, do., do., do.; H.G. Cleveland, do., do., do.; Orient; prop. Acadia, Montreal, gen. cargo.

In Harbour - schrs. Mary, Trade Wind, Albatross, Hoboken, Cataract, Russian.

Port Colborne, June 11th - Arrived - prop. America, Lowell, schrs. Oliver Mitchell, Samana, Two Friends.

In harbour - schrs. Russian, Cataract.

p.3 Customs Imports - June 12th - Str. D.R. Van Allen, Montreal, G. Robertson & Son, 4 hhds., 3 cases.

Schr. Watertown, Chicago, St. Lawrence & Chicago For. Co., 26,350 bush. oats.

Schr. Mitchell, M.T. Co., 18,498 bush. corn.

Brig Lisgar, Chicago, Holcomb & Stewart, 3,835 bush. corn.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 12, 1876