The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 9, 1876

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p.2 Ashore - The steamyacht Mowbray went ashore on Lemoine's Point last night. Assistance was sent for to Kingston, and the Lady Franklin went out and pulled the yacht off without damage.

Garden Island - Messrs. Calvin & Breck have within the past week secured the services of an additional number of shipcarpenters and laborers to work on the new ship now on the stocks. The work will be pushed forward as rapidly as possible. Several families have already removed from Kingston to the Island, and more are expected to follow soon. Garden Island is certainly a beehive of industry.

A Large Tow - A glance at the work done yesterday at the Montreal Transportation Company's wharf shows a total of 180,000 bushels of grain, besides 125 tons of granite stone for monuments. This is probably as large an amount of freight as ever previously left a Kingston wharf, and speaks well for the enterprise and industry of the Montreal Transportation Co.

The Boats - In consequence of the Maud and Geneva being engaged on an excursion the Pierrepont took the Cape route. The Queen was on the Island route this forenoon, and the Rochester took the afternoon Island trip.

The Maud - The Maud is being very much occupied with excursions. Today she has one down the river from Pulaski; on Wednesday next she is engaged for Chalmer's Church excursion, on Tuesday, she takes an excursion from Prescott to the Camp Ground, calling at Brockville, and on the civic holiday she takes St. Andrews' Church excursion to the Camp Ground. The boat is gaining in popularity every day.

Excursions - There are several excursions today. The steamer Dolphin brought a very large one from Clayton to Kingston, arriving at Gunn & Co.'s Dock about one o'clock. The Clayton cornet band accompanied the excursion. This morning the Maud and Geneva went over to Cape Vincent to meet an excursion from Pulaski, N.Y., which the two steamers took down to Brockville. They were both crowded. The weather being very fine we have no doubt the excursions would be much enjoyed.

Marine Notes

Montreal Transportation Company - Arrived - schr. Olive Branch, from Toronto, with 7,453 bush. wheat; prop. Armenia lightened 4,000 bushels corn and proceeded to Montreal; tug Bronson arrived from Montreal with barges Lancaster, Lorne, Consort, Montreal, Energy. Left with the following: Cherokee, 29,500 bush. oats and 2,550 bush. corn; Iroquois, 20,500 bush. wheat; Wheat Bin, 20,468 bush. wheat; Lancaster, 11,131 bush. corn; Energy, 9,944 bush. wheat, also 125 tons of granite stone from Gananoque for monuments; Dalhousie, 17,025 bush. wheat; Lorne, 15,543 bush. wheat; Glengarry, 15,400 bush. corn; schrs. Ariel, 12,000 bush. wheat from Port Hope; schr. Nellie Hunter, 13,000 bush. wheat from Port Hope, making in all ten boats in down tow of the tug Bronson.

J. Swift's - Arrived - steamers Corinthian from Montreal; Corsican from Hamilton, Magnet from Prescott; Lake Michigan from Hamilton; Celtic from Montreal. The Oswego Belle left for Rochester.

Holcomb & Stewart's Wharf - prop. Europe took on 432 steel rails and the prop. Celtic took on 432 steel rails and the prop. Celtic took took on 432 steel rails and proceeded to Fort William; prop. Lincoln and barge Lisgar loaded 1,124 steel rails and left for Fort William; schr. Dundee, from Chicago, unloaded 16,000 bush. corn.

Port Colborne, Aug. 8th - Up - schrs. Defiance, St. Catharines, Erie, light; Wawanee, Kingston, Goderich, light; Cecelia, Collins' Bay, Black River, light; L. Seaton, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; Belle Mitchell, Rochester, Racine, coal; Cossack, Kingston, Chicago, light; Itasca, Rochester, Kenosha, coal; Siberia, Kingston, Bay City, light; Sweden, do., Two Heart River, do.; Dan'l Lyons, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Florida of Quebec, Port Dalhousie, Black River, light; Magellan, Toronto, Welden, light; Blazing Star, Oswego, Erie, light; prop. Cleveland, Oswego, Chicago, gen. cargo; barge A.C. Keating, Oswego, do., coal.

Down - schrs. L.L. Lamb, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; St. Peter, Toledo, Kingston, corn; N.J. Suffit (sic - Suffel ?), do., do., grain; Monticello, Grand Haven, Ogdensburg, lumber; Hattie Wells, Chicago, Prescott, wheat; Mary Merritt, Sandusky, Toronto, coal; prop. Nashua, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; tug Metamora, Bay City, Kingston, timber; barges Adamson, do., do., do.; Manlay, do., do., do.; T. Russell, do., do., do.

In harbour - schrs. Waucoma, Defiance, Cecelia, Florida of Quebec, Russian.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 9, 1876