The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 28, 1876

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p.2 Large Cargoes - The schr. Brooklyn arrived yesterday with 30,000 bush. oats, which is the largest cargo ever brought to Kingston. The H.M. Folger brought down 19,500 bush. wheat, drawing 10 feet of water going through the Canal.

Lighthouses Completed - The Picton Times says: "The two new lighthouses erected at Weller's Bay were completed a few days ago, and possession given to the Dominion authorities. The Government Inspector was well pleased with the manner in which the work was executed."

Lighthouse Burned - By telegram from Port Dalhousie to Mr. Smith, Harbour Master, we learn that Port Dalhousie light house has been destroyed by fire. For the present vessel lights will be shown.

Laid Up - The schooners Prince Alfred and Watertown are now being stripped of their canvas previous to being laid up on account of the hard times.

Six vessels passed through the Welland Canal yesterday for Kingston, grain laden.

A Race For the Ina - The Watertown Despatch says that the elegant, trim and fast sailing yacht Ina, owned by Hon. Albert D. Shaw, U.S. Consul at Toronto, and the sporting club at that place, which has just been fitted out at Chaumont, left that place on Tuesday morning en route for Chicago, where she will compete with a Chicago boat, for a wager of $2,000 - $1,000 a side. She will be sold for $2,100 if she wins.

Not Allowed to Land - The new steamer Armenia, plying between Kingston and Napanee, was recently refused a landing at Bath, because the citizens of that ancient village fancied that the boat would take what little trade goes to that town, to Picton. The people who live in Bath ought to emigrate to some unchristian land where steamers are unknown. But let's see - where is Bath anyway? [Belleville Ontario]

Marine Notes

G.M. Millar & Co. - schrs. Collier, Toronto, 10,000 bush. wheat; Dauntless, do., 8,000 bush. wheat. Departures - barges Beauport, 30,000 bush. oats; America, 13,400 bush. wheat; Rapid, 12,400 bush. wheat and 4,700 bush. oats; Virginia, 17,800 bush. oats.

Holcomb & Stewart - steambarge Clinton and barges Grimsby from Montreal, loaded 124 steel rails and proceeded to Fort William. The tug Wren from Montreal with barges Linnet, 864 steel rails; Swan, 666 steel rails; Lark, 1,621 steel rails and Snipe light. Barge Martin left for Montreal with 13,000 bush. oats, wheat and pease.

Port Colborne, July 27th - Up - schrs. Sweepstakes, Toronto, Port Colborne, light; Laura Emma, Welland, Port Colborne, light; props. America, Toronto, Toledo, light; Prussia, Montreal, Fort William, railroad iron; barge O.J. Hale, Fair Haven, Chicago, coal; schrs. Alsora, Thorold, Cleveland, light; Northumberland.

Down - schrs. Cambria, Windsor, Montreal, gen. cargo; Jamaica, Chicago, Kingston, corn; S.T. Atwater, do., do., do.; D. Lyons, do., do., oats; Hercules, do., do., grain; Lincoln, All Montique, Quebec, lumber; Thistle, Cheboygan, Liverpool, timber; H.G. Cleveland, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Mont Blanc, do., do., do.; props. Lawrence, do., Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Oswegatchie, Toledo, do., do.; Acadia, do., Montreal, do.; Argyle, Windsor, do., do.

In harbour - schrs. Northumberland, Laura Emma, Russian.

Collins' Bay, July 27th - Arrivals - Cecilia, from Lake Erie, shore timber; Anglo Saxon, Bay City, timber; Mary Battle, Port Huron, timber. Departures - Augusta, G.M. Neelon.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 28, 1876