The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1876

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p.2 A New Rudder - The yacht Oriole was this morning at the shipyard to receive a new rudder.

Successfully Placed - The chain tug Iroquois, built by E.E. Gilbert & Sons, of Montreal, laid the chain very successfully in the Gallops Rapids the other day; the Messrs. Gilbert, assisting the engineer in charge, made most complete arrangements, having Messrs. Calvin and Breck's tug Chieftain, Capt. Sughrue, and the steamer Arctic, of Morrisburg, Capt. Murphy. The whole service was performed in twelve hours. Mr. Page, chief engineer of Public Works, was present, and expressed himself as satisfied with the work. [Witness]

Kingston Grain Trade

The following statistics of the facilities which Kingston possesses for carrying on her grain trade will doubtless prove interesting to our readers:

There are four warehouses for the storage of grain, with an aggregate capacity of from 200,000 to 250,000 bushels, and these are owned by the Montreal Transporation Company, Messrs. James Swift, J. Moore, and James Swift respectively, the latter being used by Messrs. D. Sills & Son. None of these warehouses have elevators connected with them. The average rate charged for grain storage is one cent per bushel.

There are five floating elevators in the port - two belonging to the Montreal Transportation Co., and one each to the St. Lawence and Chicago Forwarding Co., Messrs. G.M. Millar & Co., and Messrs. Holcomb & Stewart. The first two have a capacity, according to the agents here, of 5,000 and 8,000 per hour respectively, and the three latter can elevate about 4,000 bushels per hour each. These figures are the average work of the elevators, but we are informed that they can be driven even faster than the capacity given above. The charge for elevating is a quarter of a cent per bushel.

Marine Notes

Holcomb & Stewart - Arrived - the schr. Madeira from Chicago, 18,500 bush. wheat. Left for Montreal per tug line, the barges Swan, 26,900 bush. oats, and Jet 18,500 bush. wheat and 4,700 bush. oats.

Montreal Transportation Company - The schr. White Oak, from Charlotte, is discharging 350 tons of coal at this dock. The tug Elfin arrived last night with five light barges.

James Swift - The Oswego Belle from Oswego; Norman from Charlotte; Magnet from Hamilton; Adventure from Oswego, and Simon Davis from the Canal.

Port Colborne, Aug. 28th, 7 p.m. - Up - schrs. J.S. Mott, Charlotte, Milwaukee, coal; Anglo Saxon, Collins' Bay, Bay City, light; M.L. Breck, Kingston, Port Colborne, light; Bigler, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; Ayr, Port Metcalf, Bay City, light; A.J. Dewey, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal; Alexander, Collins' Bay, Kingsville, light; scow Sacramento, Thorold, Port Colborne, light; schrs. Wm. Raynor, Oswego, Toledo, coal; M. Capron, Oswego, Detroit, light; West Side, Oswego, Chicago, salt; Wm. Home, Kingston, Chicago, light; E. Cohen, Toronto, Erie, light; Watchful, Thorold, Port Colborne, light; prop. Zealand, Port Dalhousie, Toledo, light; Lowell, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo.

Down - schrs. L. Seaton, Detroit, Kingston, wheat; Hoboken, Chicago, do., corn; Erie Queen, Vermillion, Prescott, staves; L.L. Lamb, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; W.B. Phelps, do., do., do.; Bates, Grand Haven, Ogdensburg, lumber; Ganges, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; P.M. Rogers, Chicago, Cape Vincent, corn; Montana, Bay City, Ogdensburg, lumber; New Dominion of Port Rowan, Port Elgin, Kingston, wheat; Mongaugon, Detroit, Ogdensburg, wheat; Clayton Belle, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; L.S. Hammond, Milwaukee, Cape Vincent, do.; Lady Dufferin, Chicago, Kingston, do.; props. Nashua, do., Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Celtic, Duluth, Montreal, wheat; Dromedary, Toledo, do., oats; America, do., do., corn; tug John Hickler and scow Buffalo, Montreal, light.

In harbour - schrs. Ayr, Alexander, M.L. Breck, Cohen, Anglo-Saxon, Russian.

At Elevator - schr. Queen City from Chicago with wheat, discharged and cleared for Buffalo.

p.3 Sarnia, Aug. 28th - On Saturday afternoon the Canadian tug Hero, Capt. McDonald, was seized by a United States Marshal while in Canadian waters for a debt of $300 contracted in the United States. The Hero was passing down the river some four hundred feet from the Canada shore with a barge in tow, when the American officer came on board the tug Moore and seized the Hero by force, tearing away her bulwarks the whole length of one side. The matter has been placed in the hands of a lawyer, who will take immediate steps to have the Hero delivered up.


Chicago, Aug. 28th - The second day's match of the international yacht race was sailed off this city today. The contestants - Ina, of Toronto, and Frolic, of Chicago - were in excellent trim, both boats having had additional touches put upon them since Saturday's race in the matter of extra sails. The course lay fifteen miles due eastward and return, the outward stretch being to windward. The race was an extremely close one, the outward stake boat being rounded by the Ina two minutes and 57 seconds ahead of the Frolic. On the return on the wind the yachts sailed very evenly together, but when within about four miles of the home stake boat the wind hauled off to the southward, necessitating tacking to round the stake. This boat was anchored some distance from the end of the Government breakwater. The Frolic made two tacks and rounded the flag boat leaving it on the starboard. Meantime the Ina on working the second tack stood directly in shore between the breakwater and the flag boat, the latter being on her port side, and claimed the race by one minute, fifty-five seconds. This manoeuvre of Capt. Davis of the Ina gave rise to a protest on the part of the Frolic's friends, who claimed that the Canadian yacht did not sail according to established rules, and that had she done so she could not have won the race. The judges, Captain Webb for the Canadian yacht and Captain Nicholson for the American, at once held a lengthy conference, and, after some five hours' discussion, both signed agreements to the effect that the Ina on this occasion had been guilty of a violation of yachting rules in not rounding the stake-boat, and that the race belonged to the Frolic. This gives the American yacht the stakes, $2,000.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1876