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

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p.1 The new breakwater at Goderich harbour was completed on the 14th, and the Government notified of the fact.

p.2 The Empress of India - This steamer has arrived from Toronto at Picton. We learn that during the meeting of our Central Fair on the 27th and following days she will make excursions from Picton to Kingston and return the same day - fare 25 cents - tickets good for any of the fair days.

The Emma - It being reported that there were fears that the yacht Emma had been wrecked at Toronto. We have the pleasure of stating that the Emma is safe and sound in the harbour. She left Toronto on Tuesday and had a "dead head" wind all the way down, but got here safely on Friday making capital time.

The Corinthian - Up till three o'clock no information had been received as to the steamer Corinthian, but it was supposed that she was in a dangerous condition. It is said that her steampipe was broken, and being unmanageable from this cause, she was driven by the gale then blowing on the rocks. A telegram to the Globe from Cobourg, dated yesterday says: "The steamer Corinthian, when off Grafton this morning, ran ashore, and is still lying there very much battered up. The passengers got off to shore without loss of life. Today, about noon, the storm moderated, and the Norseman went down from Port Hope and brought the passengers from Cobourg and Port Hope, whence they were forwarded per Grand Trunk Railway to their destination. Tugs are now on their way from Kingston to tow the Corinthian off. She lies hard and fast in about six feet of water, about a stone's throw from the Grafton pier. She is loaded with goods for the Hamilton Exhibition." We telegraphed to Grafton this afternoon for particulars and received the following reply: "No particulars known about the Corinthian, only that she struck on the rocks near the shore. She is in five feet of water and there is three feet more below the rocks. There are two tugs at her assistance and a steam pump. The passengers were taken to Port Hope by the steamer Norseman and proceeded to their destination by railway." Captain Howard went up to the scene of operations by rail yesterday afternoon.

Marine Notes

James Swift's Wharf - Called - The Oswego Belle from Oswego, and the prop. America, from Toledo.

M.T. Co. - The prop. Africa lightened 3,600 bush. corn from Toledo. The tug Glide arrived this morning with five light barges, leaving another one at Brockville to load lumber.

The steamer Corsican was unable to leave Toronto yesterday on account of the storm. She will be down tomorrow morning.

The new shaft of the Algerian will be in tonight, and the boat will be running again in the course of a few days. The new shaft is a heavy piece of metal, and seems in good order.

For Ireland - The Picton Times says: "The schooner Babineau & Gaudry, of Picton, is loading at Hamilton with coal oil, bound for Cork, Ireland. She will probably leave that city today. The vessel will be commanded by Capt. Wm. Patterson, an old and experienced navigator. The rate of freight is ten shillings sterling per barrel."

Quite a large fleet of vessels for Kingston were reported through the canal on Saturday, but the wind has been ahead all the time since, and probably most of them have had to run for shelter. As soon as the wind changes there will likely be a rush.

Port Colborne, Sept. 18th - Up - schrs. W.B. Elgin, Toronto, Goderich, light; Wayne, Oswego, Chicago, salt; Cataract, Oswego, Toledo, light.

Down - schrs. Samana, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; B. Barwick, Toledo, Collinsby, timber; E. Cohen, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; J.G. Palmer, Toledo, Ogdensburg, wheat; props. Acadia, Toledo, Montreal, corn; Maine, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; L. Shickluna, Toledo, Montreal, corn; schrs. Ellen Martin, T.R. Merritt.

In harbour - schrs. D.M. Foster, C. Jeffrey, Russian, and Cataract.

Unloading coal - D.H. McCall.

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