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

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p.1 Accident To The New Canal - A part of the bank of the new canal cut gave way on Saturday evening, and the water of the Lachine Canal poured in rapidly. The workmen just escaped in time. It is expected that a large number of workmen will be thrown out of employment, as the season is too far advanced to pump the water out and resume work.

A sturgeon, nine feet in length and weighing two hundred pounds, was caught at Sackett's Harbour Monday. Its blubber alone weighed sixty pounds, and its head thirty five and one-half pounds. This is the largest fish ever caught in Lake Ontario.

p.3 Yachting - The Emma and the Zitella have entered in the second class race in the regatta which takes place at Belleville tomorrow. Both boats left today for that place. Mr. H. Cunningham is to sail the Zitella and Mr. Offord the Emma, and we express the hope that both boats will hold their own against the Belleville yachts. From present experiences there will be some good racing; at least the Belleville papers say so.

Marine Notes

The storm drum still continues up, by orders from Toronto. The wind blew very hard again last night, but today it is comparatively calm on the lake, although a few "white heads" are seen here and there.

M.T. Co. - Arrived - schrs. F. Campbell, Toledo, 17,637 bush. wheat; Fitzhugh, Chicago, 18,716 bush. corn; and Arabia, Chicago, 19,000 bush. corn.

James Swift - Arrived - the D.C. West from Westport, and the Celtic from Charlotte. The steamers Corsican, Oswego Belle, and California are lying here wind bound. They may be able to get out this afternoon.

Port Colborne, Oct. 4th - Up - schrs. Monticello, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal; Camanche, Charlotte, Milwaukee, coal; prop. Canada, Hamilton, Detroit, light.

Down - schrs. Canton, Detroit, Ogdensburg, wheat; P.M. Rogers, Milwaukee, Cape Vincent, wheat; Augusta, Detroit, Kingston, wheat; props. Granite State, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Prussia, Detroit, Montreal, wheat; Ocean, Toledo, Montreal, corn; Scotia, Detroit, Montreal, wheat; Haze, Buffalo, Ogdensburg, supplies; O.J. Hale, Toledo, Ogdensburg, wheat.

In Harbour - schrs. Monticello, Florida of Oswego, Florida of Quebec, E.H. Rutherford, New Hampshire, Grantham, W.B. Phelps, Starling, Maize, Cohen, E. Allen, J. Grantham, Erie Belle, Guiding Star, M.F. Merrick, Sam Cook, Delos Dewolf, C.C. Barnes and Russian.

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