The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 19, 1876

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p.2 The Ferry - The Geneva took the place of the Maud on the Cape Vincent route yesterday, the Maud being engaged on an excursion.

Belleville Regatta - At the Belleville regatta yesterday the yachts came in as follows: Katie Gray 1st; Peerless 2nd; and Surprise 3rd; Kingston boats last. The despatch doesn't say how many Kingston yachts were present, nor does it give the order in which they arrived.

The Rochester - By an advertisement in another column it will be seen that this favourite steamer will have an excursion down the river to Alexandria Bay on the civic holiday, leaving Gunn & Co.'s Wharf at 10:30 a.m., calling at Rockport and Gananoque. The trip is a very fine one, and ample time will be given for fishing excursions and picnic parties to take advantage of it.



To Gananoque, Rockport and Alexandria Bay

The Favourite

Steamer Rochester

Will, on Wednesday, 23rd instant, leave A. Gunn & Co.'s Wharf at 10:30 a.m., for a trip among the Thousand Islands to Alexandria Bay, calling at Gananoque and Rockport going and returning.

The steamer will carry without charge the skiffs of excursionists desiring to stop to fish at Gananoque, Rockport or other available points, calling for them on the return trip. This will give ample time and an excellent opportunity for making up fishing and picnic parties.

Passengers can secure comfortable staterooms on board if desired at 25 cents additional per ticket.

Tickets - Gentlemen's 50 cents; Ladies' 25 cents.

Marine Notes

The lowest part of the harbour this morning presents a busy appearance, the storm of last night having brought down a large number of vessels, the majority of which had been on the lake for over a week. The following are the arrivals:

G.M. Millar & Co. - schrs. William Home from Detroit, 17,000 bush. wheat. The barge Beauport will leave with 18,200 bush. wheat and 100 tons of phosphate.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - schrs. New Dominion, Port Dalhousie, 12,533 bush. corn; A.G. Dowie, Milwaukee, 15,100 bush. wheat; Granger, Chicago, 19,722 bush. wheat; Fanny Campbell, Toledo, 19,000 bush. corn; M.L. Breck, Port Dalhousie, 16,441 bush. corn; Cortez, Milwaukee, 17,800 bush. wheat; Acacia, Port Dalhousie, 10,800 bush. corn; Annandale, Port Dalhousie, 11,600 bush. corn. Prop. Lake Erie left for Fort William with 433 steel rails.

Montreal Transportation Co. - schrs. Herbert Dudley, Inverhuron, 13,900 bush. wheat; Arabia, Chicago, 20,000 bush. corn; Montank (sic - Montauk ?), Chicago, 20,576 bush. wheat; Huron, Chicago, 16,915 bush. wheat; Cossack, Toledo, 19,300 bush. corn; Light Guard, Chicago, 18,770 bush. corn. Tug Glide arrived with barges Kingston, Glengarry, Hurst, Colborne, Cayuga and schr. Lincoln Dall. Cleared per tug Glide, barges Advance, 12,120 bush. wheat; Dorchester, 3,798 bush. corn and 18,000 bush. wheat; Detroit, 18,912 bush. wheat. Several other vessels arrived which had not reported at the office when our reporter called.

James Swift's - called - strs. Spartan from Montreal; Passport from Hamilton, Armenia from Picton, Kincardine from Oswego, Oswego Belle from Belleville, Russian from Fort William.

Holcomb & Stewart - schr. White Oak arrived with 372 tons of soft coal.

The steam pump at Power's Dry Dock is being rigged up, and will be commenced next week at pumping out the water.

The wind this morning was from the south-west, and quite a number of vessels were in sight coming down the lake.

Port Colborne, Aug. 18th - Up - schrs. Erie Queen, Montreal, Chicago, light; Mary Merritt, Toronto, Cheboygan, do.; prop. City of New York, Oswego, Chicago, gen. cargo; St. Albans, Ogdensburg, do., do.

Down - schrs. Wm. Raynor, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; G.G. Houghton, Milwaukee, Kingston, do.; W.C. Capron, Toledo, Oswego, do.; Twin Sisters, Muskegon, Quebec, lumber; prop. California, Toledo, Montreal, gen. cargo.

In Harbour - schr. Russian.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 19, 1876