The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 11, 1876

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p.2 Change of Time - Commencing this morning the steamers of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company will leave on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 5 a.m. for Montreal, calling at Gananoque, Brockville, Prescott, Cornwall and Coteau. On the same days, a steamer will leave at 4 a.m., calling at Clayton, Alexandria Bay, Brockville and Prescott. On Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the boats will leave at 5 a.m. for Clayton, Alexandria Bay, Brockville, Prescott and Montreal, and at 5 p.m. for Toronto and Hamilton every day except Monday. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays a steamer will leave at 7 p.m. for Oswego and Rochester. Parties interested had better make a note of these changes.

Marine Notes

A. Gunn & Co. - strs. Rochester from Belleville and Alexandra from Trenton; props. City of Montreal from Montreal; Simon Davis left for Smith's Falls on her first trip.

J. Swift's - strs. Corsican from Hamilton; Magnet from Charlotte, and Oswego Belle from Oswego; schr. Riverside from Cleveland, 541 tons soft coal.

Montreal Transportation Company - tug Bronson left for Montreal with barges Cherokee, 30,979 bush. oats; Lorne, 10,537 bush. oats and 7,151 bush. pease.

Port Colborne, July 10th - Up - prop. Europe, Montreal, Duluth, railroad iron; schrs. Fellowcraft, do., Windsor, railroad iron; D.M. Foster, Toronto, do., light; Gleniffer, Kingston, Bay City, do.; Siberia, do., do., do.; Cecilia, Collins' Bay, Romney, do.; Union, Thorold, Port Rowan, do.; H.C. Winslow.

Down - prop. Prussia, Amherstburg, Quebec, gen. cargo; Lawrence, Chicago, Ogdensburg, do.; Wm. Cowie, Bay City, do., lumber; schrs. A.W. Lackey, Muskegon, do., do.; Portage, Erie, Oswego, coal; Craftsman, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Hattie Howard, Saginaw, Oswego, lumber; A. Muir, Bay City, Port Dalhousie, timber; Antelope, Bay City, Port Dalhousie, timber; Lily Hamilton, Parry Sound, do., do.; Wm. Elgin, Goderich, Belleville, salt; Sea Gull, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; D.S. Austin, do., Kingston, do.

In harbour - schrs. Union, Winslow, Cecelia, Baltic, Cataract, Russian, D.W. McCall (McColl ?).

Collins' Bay, July 10th - Arrivals - Magellan, Bay City, timber; Anna Craig, Bay City, do.; S. Neelon, Wheatley, timber. Departures - Sligo.

p.3 Propeller Burned

Twenty-Six Persons Perish

Houghton, Mich., July 10th - Last Sunday morning about two o'clock the prop. St. Clair (Capt. Robert Rhyness), belonging to Ward's line, on her way from Duluth left Ontonagon from this port, having on board eighteen passengers and a crew of fourteen persons. When off Fourteen Mile Point, fire was discovered in the forehold, and in less than five minutes the boat was enveloped in flames from one end to the other. Owing to rapidity which the flames spread but one boat was launched. The life preservers were brought on deck, and all the passengers succeeded in putting them on, when a rush was made for the yawl, which was swamped six or seven times. The water was very cold, and it was not long before sixteen passengers perished, together with ten of the crew. When the boat caught fire she was about five miles from shore.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 11, 1876