The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1876

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p.2 The Countess of Dufferin - It is reported that Capt. Gifford is in the United States completing negotiations with a Syracuse gentleman for the purchase of the yacht Countess of Dufferin. The price is set down at $20,000.

Two lighthouses have been erected by the Government of Canada, on the East Pier at the entrance to Rondeau Harbor, Lake Erie, County of Kent, Ontario, and were put in operation on the 7th Sept. inst.

Aground At Belleville - The schooner Canadian, with lumber from Trenton, got aground at the bar of the harbour on Friday morning. She remained fast for about an hour, when the tug Sherwood put off to her assistance and released her. The yacht Dauntless returned last night. Sailing Master Lewis states that he left Bath for Toronto, but finding that the wind was ahead, and that he could not reach Toronto in time to get the mainsail fitted for the race, he determined to return. [Ontario]

Marine Notes

The harbour keeps very quiet, with scarcely anything doing at all.

James Swift's - Called - The Corsican from Montreal; Magnet from Hamilton; Spartan from Montreal; Norseman from Charlotte; Armenia from Picton; Canadian from Montreal; and the Water Lily from the Canal.

The steamer Canadian is a new boat on the line, having been put on to assist in the fruit trade. She makes these trips to Kingston every week, to meet the Norseman from Charlotte, and to take the fruit down the river.

The Water Lily broke her shaft at Brewer's Mills, and was towed here by the Falconer to be repaired.

Port Colborne, Sept. 9th - Up - schrs. Guiding Star, Oswego, Chicago, light; G.B. Sloan, do., do., light; E. Bales, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; Elvina, Oswego, Detroit, light; J. White, do., Toledo, coal; F.D. Wells, Thorold, Port Colborne, light; Lady Dufferin, Kingston, do., light; H. Fitzhugh, Oswego, Chicago, salt; Ganges, do., Milwaukee, coal; P.M. Rogers, do., do., do.; Nellie Wilder, do., do., coal; Sligo, Port Metcalfe, Port Colborne, light; Watertown, Fairhaven, do., coal; L. Seaton, Charlotte, Milwaukee, do.; props. Armenia, Montreal, Toledo, light; Iceland, do., Chicago, gen. cargo; City of New York, Ogdensburg, do., do.

Down - schrs. Augusta, Toledo, Kingston, timber; D.M. Foster, Point Pelee, Thorold, stone; M. Battle, Black River, Toronto, coal; Sea Gull, Toledo, Oswego, corn; E.K. Hart, Buffalo, Oak Orchard, lumber; prop. Argyle, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo.

In harbour - schr. Russian.

p.3 The steambarge Tecumseh, one of the largest vessels on Lake Huron, left the port of Walkerton on Monday night last with 975 tons of salt from the works of Mr. Rightmyer for Chicago.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1876