The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 14, 1876

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p.1 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. Jamieson, 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.

p.2 The Countess of Dufferin - This yacht has now been fitted with her mainmast, and is now almost ready to leave. The calculation was that she would leave this afternoon and sail down to Brockville, whence she would proceed to Montreal and Quebec, thence to New York as speedily as possible.

Marine Notes

Holcomb & Stewart's Wharf - Arrived - schr. Samuel Amsden, from Pt. Rowan, 5,021 bush. wheat; Gold Hunter, Toronto, 11,946 bush. wheat. The barge Eagle leaves for Montreal with 20,000 bush. wheat and corn.

A. Gunn & Co. - str. Rochester, Belleville; Alexandra, Montreal; Nile, Rideau Canal. Barge Tuscarora, Quebec, with salt.

J. Swift - strs. Passport, Montreal; Oswego Belle, Belleville; Corinthian, Hamilton; Water Lily, Ottawa; prop. Persia, St. Catharines.

Montreal Transportation Company - schr. Julia, Toronto, 7,042 bush. wheat; prop. Arcadia, Toledo, 3,311 bush. corn; schr. Richardson, Bay of Quinte, 6,073 bush. peas; Speedwell, Toronto, 15,160 bush. wheat. The tug Bronson, from Montreal, with barges Colborne, St. Lawrence, McCarthy, Lancaster and Wheatbin.

Port Colborne, June 13th - Up - prop. Russian, Montreal, Duluth, gen. cargo; Oswegatchie, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; Armenia, Montreal, Windsor, gen. cargo; schrs. Clara Youell, Toronto, Black River, light; Athenian, Thorold, Buffalo, light; Garrett Smith, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; Anglo Saxon, Collins' Bay, Bay City, light; Blazing Star, Oswego, Toledo, coal; M.F. Merrick, Charlotte, Detroit, coal; J.R. Benson, Kingston, Bay City, light; Prince Alfred, Charlotte, Erie, iron ore; S.C. Woodruff, Clayton, Pigeon Bay, light.

Down - schr. Ames, Bay City, Garden Island, timber; Denmark, do., do., do.; E.W. Rathbun, Inverhuron, Thorold, wheat; Perry White, Ashtabula, Port Colborne, coal; prop. Maine, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

In harbour - schrs. Cataract, Russian, Alfred and J.B. Benson.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 14, 1876