The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 5, 1876

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p.2 The Norseman has taken the place of the Magnet between Charlotte and Prescott, the Magnet replacing the Algerian.

The Ferry - The Geneva took the Cape Vincent route this morning in place of the Maud.

The Shipping Trade - Trade in the harbour is quite dull, and there have been no arrivals of grain for about three days. This rest is giving the forwarders a chance for the expected rush of the early fall.

The J.J. Morley - This beautiful steam yacht arrived from Alexandria Bay this morning for the purpose of receiving a party of ten who had been rusticating at Sharbot Lake, and who arrived in town by train this morning.

Marine Notes

Holcomb & Stewart's Wharf - The tug Wren arrived yesterday with the barge Siren, 432 steel rails; the barges Linnet, Robin and Oneida, light; and the schrs. Sybella and Star. The barge Annie is being rebuilt here, and will be ready for service next week.

At the Shipyard the schr. Ontario yesterday had a new mainmast put in. She is loaded with brick, and leaves today for Toronto.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - The tug Jessie Hall left with barges Granite, 11,000 bush. corn; Tuscarora, 19,000 bush. corn; Canada, 20,000 bush. corn; Lion, 13,000 bush. corn; D., 14,000 bush. corn; and Arthur, 13,600 bush. corn.

James Swift - Called - Oswego Belle from Oswego; Norseman from Charlotte; Magnet from Hamilton; Georgian from Toledo; Dromedary from Montreal; and J.J. Morley from Alexandria Bay.

Port Colborne, Sept. 4th - Up - schrs. Margaret Muir, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; D. Provost, Oswego, Port Huron, light; Defiance, Port Colborne, Erie, light; Pandora, Kingston, Cleveland, light; M. Battle, do., do.; Winona, Charlotte, Chicago, salt; Jas. Norris, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; prop. Canada, Montreal, Fort William, railroad iron.

Down - schrs. Jamaica, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Elvina, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; H. Dudley, Cleveland, Brockville, coal; Havana, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Conneaut, Toledo, Oswego, wheat and corn; Mary Merritt, Cheboygan, Collins' Bay, timber; Emerald, Toledo, Kingston, oats; D. Lyons, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Fred D. Wells, Cleveland, Thorold, coal; Wagner, Frankford, Oswego, lumber; props. Lake Ontario, Detroit, Montreal, wheat; Lawrence, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; City of Montreal, Toledo, Montreal, corn; Alma Munro, do., do., corn; Acadia, Detroit, do., wheat; Africa, Pigeon Bay, do., do.; Shickluna, Toledo, do., oats; Oswegatchie, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

In harbour - schrs. Russian, Pandora, Winona, Suffel unloading timber.


Yacht owners and others are reminded that the entries for the forthcoming regatta of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club of Toronto, close on Tuesday, the 15th inst., and the Committee have wisely decided to enforce the rule which requires yachts entering after that date to pay double fees.

The schooner-yacht Mowbray, owned by Lieut. Wilson, A. Battery, Kingston, will be among the competitors, and her plucky owner deserves success.

Mr. Offord's Emma leaves today for Toronto, to take part in the Royal Canadian Yacht Club Regatta. We have not heard if the other Kingston boats are going up, except the Mowbray.

p.3 Customs Imports - Sept. 4th - Str. Armenia, Toledo, A. McPhie, 3,131 bush. corn.

Schr. Trader, Little Sodus, E. Collins, 129 brls. and 31 bush.

Schr. Mary Copley, Chicago, M.T. Co., 17,306 bush. wheat.

Schr. Manzanilla, Cleveland, Geo. Chaffey, 574 tons coal.

Steambarge Lost On Lake Huron

Port Huron, Mich., Sept. 4th - The steambarge City of Port Huron, loaded with iron ore, sank this morning at four o'clock in fifty feet of water, in Lake Huron, three miles north of Lakeport. The cause of the disaster as near as can be learned at the present time, was as follows: She had consumed all her coal, and consequently became low down by the head, so much so that her syphon and pumps and other machinery did not work well. Capt. Davis, thinking that he could do better nearer shore, let go the vessels in tow and turned towards shore, but owing to her condition she handled badly, and shipped several seas in rapid succession, which sank her. Capt. Davis and all of the crew except two floated ashore on the cabin, which broke loose from the sinking hull. They are all safe in Lakeport. The remaining two are floating on a spar from the sunken hull. The steamer Evening Star, Capt. John Sloan, and tug Wm. A. Moore, have left this city for their relief. The sea is still running very high, and it is uncertain whether aid can reach them in time to save them. The City of Port Huron is valued at $15,000, and is probably well insured. She is owned in Buffalo.

A special just received from Lakeport reports the remaining two of the crew of the City of Port Huron saved by the tug Wm. A. Moore, which left here at six tonight to render assistance. The ten men reported as floating ashore on the cabin were rescued by a fish boat which went to their aid from Lakeport.

Later - Port Huron, Sept. 5th - Capt. Davis and his crew are in this city on their way to Detroit by the Evening Star. The ill-fated steamer went down yesterday evening at two o'clock three miles above Lakeport in forty feet of water. Two men remained in the rigging above water until late in the afternoon when they were taken off by a barge. The Captain with the rest of the crew floated ashore about five o'clock. Capt. Davis says the boat sprung a leak and was filling rapidly when he put towards the shore. He thinks she broke in two when she went down. No one lost.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 5, 1876