The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 22, 1876

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p.2 The Yacht Race - The yacht race tomorrow afternoon bids fair to be a good one, and we hope there will be sufficient wind to test the qualities of the three boats which are entered, the Zitella, the Emma and the Laura. The race will start at 1:30 sharp.

The Dry Dock - One of the principal topics of conversation among shipping men today is the want of a dry dock in Kingston. By reason of this the steamer Corinthian has to be taken to Montreal for repairs - thus taking from Kingston at least $5,000, and giving employment to a large number of workmen. We believe that a dry dock is absolutely necessary for Kingston, and we have no doubt that had Mr. Power received the assistance he asked for, the steamer would have been docked here. It is too bad that within a year two steamers should be driven away for want of proper facilities for repairing.

The Accident To The Corinthian - On Monday afternoon, upon the landing of the Corinthian's passengers at Grafton, they held a meeting, Mr. Thomas Patterson, of Ottawa, in the chair. After some conversation, during which the coolness and presence of mind of Captain Farrell, and the bravery of Purser Grange, who was the first to go ashore in the lifeboat - a service of great peril - were spoken of in highly eulogistic terms, a resolution was unanimously passed, fully exonerating the Captain, Purser and the remaining officers of the steamer from all blame for the disaster which had occurred. The going ashore of the Corinthian was purely owing to the severity of the storm which had overtaken her.

Ashore - It is reported that the schooner J. Walters, of Picton, is ashore near Rondeau, Lake Erie, with a cargo of wood.

Marine Notes

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - Arrived - schrs. Algerine, Toledo, 15,800 bush. corn; Florida, Toledo, 22,200 bush. corn; Northman, Toledo, 20,150 bush. corn; Erie Belle, Toledo, 18,850 bush. corn; prop. Prussia, Detroit, lightened 5,112 bush. wheat. The tug Jessie Hall left with barges Nebraska, 23,500 bush. corn; Onondaga, 15,800 bush. corn; and Alfred, 7,570 bush. wheat, and 1,150 bush. corn.

Jas. Swift - Called, the Armenia from Picton, Prussia from Fort William, East from Montreal, Dominion from Montreal, Magnet from Hamilton.

The Corinthian - The Corinthian was got off the rocks at Grafton late on Wednesday evening, after a great deal of labour. She was taken in tow of the Hiram A. Calvin and Chieftain to Cobourg, which place she left last night, arriving in Kingston about 8 o'clock this morning. In order to bring her down everything had to be taken out of her, and even the side wheels had to be taken off to ease her. She is evidently badly damaged, although it is yet impossible to tell what the actual injury is. Her stern is low down in the water, and the steam pump is kept constantly at work. The vessel is badly strained, and the iron on her bottom is deeply dented by striking against the rocks. Her engines have been forced up for two or three inches, and are consequently useless for working. The steampipe is broken and the after cabin looks a perfect wreck. A great many persons visited her while lying at the dock. She is to be taken to Montreal for repairs, which will no doubt be of considerable expense. Captain Howard was on board on the way down. The Corinthian left for Montreal about one o'clock today.

The Magnet arrived from Toronto at three this afternoon, being detained by stress of weather.

Port Colborne, Sept. 21st - Up - schr. Sligo, Toronto, Cleveland, light; prop. Columbia, Montreal, Detroit, gen. cargo.

Down - schr. Undine, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal and stone; Clara Youell, Ashtabula, Toronto, coal; Jennie White, Toledo, Thorold, wheat; prop. St. Albans, Cleveland, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

In harbour - schr. Russian.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 22, 1876