The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 26, 1876

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p.2 The Armenia - In another column will be found the advertisement of the steamer Armenia, the new boat on the Kingston and Picton route. She will prove of great convenience to business men especially, as they can go up the Bay, transact their business and return to Kingston the same evening. The hour of starting in the morning will be six o'clock, reaching Picton about ten; returning, leaving Picton at 3:30, reaching Kingston about 7:30 p.m. The Armenia is a well fitted up boat, and the Messrs. McMurchy will do all in their power to make things comfortable.

The Belleville Boats - The steamer Rochester, on her trip down yesterday, passed three Belleville yachts on their way down to sail in the yacht race at St. George's picnic today.

In Harbour - The yacht Waterwitch, of Rochester, arrived in the harbour yesterday afternoon on a trip among the Islands. She is a handsome boat of the second class.

Shortage - There are a great many complaints among vessel men that the scales of the Kingston forwarders are not just, and that shortage prevails to a large extent. The Oswego Palladium accuses the forwarders here of robbery in this respect. In reply to this the forwarders say that the Chicago Inter-Ocean accuses forwarders at transferring points of this evil, while those at shipping points are not touched. Besides this the Oswego forwarders are so jealous that they will do all they can against Kingston, because it happens to be a more convenient port for transhipment than Oswego, and consequently takes away most of the trade of that port.

Sprung A Leak - A party of young fellows started for Alexandria Bay on Saturday night last on the yacht Sappho.When a few miles down the yacht sprung a leak, and the party had to make the shore, near the Hon. Mr. Cartwright's house. They had a pleasant walk home to Kingston.


The New and Staunch Steamer


Capt. D. McMurchy,

Will leave J. Swift & Co.'s wharf, Kingston, every morning at 6 o'clock, (Sundays excepted), for Picton, calling at intermediate ports, arriving in Picton at 10 o'clock, connecting with the steamer Utica for Belleville.

Returning, will leave Bog's Wharf, Picton, every afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, arriving in Kingston about 7:30 p.m.

By this route pleasure parties will have ample time to visit the Lake on the Mountain and the Sand Banks, returning the same evening to Kingston.

Excursion and pleasure parties taken at reduced rates. Splendid accommodation for dancing.

Live stock taken through from any of the Bay ports to Cape Vincent without transhipment.

For freight and passage apply to J. Swift & Co., Kingston; Thomas Bog, Picton; or the Captain on board. Picton, July 26th, 1876

Marine Notes

Port Colborne, July 25th - Up - props. Erie, Montreal, Duluth, railroad iron; Scotia, Montreal, Duluth, railroad iron; City of Concord, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Zealand, Hamilton, Toledo, light; schrs. R. Morewood, Toronto, Vermillion, light; Norway, Kingston, Two Heart River, light; Mystic Star, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; Samana, Oswego, Toledo, light; Madeira, Oswego, Chicago, salt; Southampton, Kingston, Port Colborne, light; Erie Stewart, Toronto, Port Colborne, light; R. Gaskin, Kingston, Garden River, light; A.W. Luckey, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal; S. Amsden, Kingston, Port Dover, light; Shandon, Kingston, Duluth, railroad iron.

Down - schrs. Montgomery, Detroit, Clayton, timber; Charger, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Empire State, Cleveland, Brockville, coal.

In Harbour - schrs. Southampton, Samana, Luckey, Norway, Erie Stewart, Russian, Shandon, Northman, S. Amsden.

p.3 Customs Imports - July 25th - Str. Lincoln, Duluth, Holcomb & Stewart, 3,328 bush. wheat.

July 26th - Schr. O. Mowat, Dudington, Fraser & George, 243,767 feet deals.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 26, 1876