The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 12, 1876

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p.2 Toronto, Oct. 12th - Transport trade on the lake is brisk, and vessels are scarce to Lake Ontario ports. Two cents is freely paid for grain. To Lake Erie 2 1/2 cents is paid, and 4 to 4 1/2 cents is offered for vessels to Chicago.

Montreal, Oct. 12th - The magnificent steamer Rothesay Castle arrived today from St. John, N.B., to run with the City of St. John, as an opposition line, between Montreal and Quebec. The Rothesay makes 18 miles an hour.

p.3 Stripped - The yacht Katie Gray has been stripped, and in a day or two will be hauled out and put into winter quarters. Others may soon be expected to follow suit. [Belleville Ontario]

Regatta - Notwithstanding their recent defeat at Belleville the Kingston yachtsmen appear to think that, in their own harbour and with favourable wind, they can beat the Belleville yachts. For this purpose an endeavour is being made to get up a regatta here for Saturday, which we hope may be successful. This will give the Bellevillians a chance to prove that their boats are the best. Since the above was written we learn that it is impossible to get up a regatta for Saturday, most of the gentlemen who were expected to interest themselves being otherwise engaged.

Marine Notes

There is quite a gale blowing this afternoon, with a heavy sea on, but it is nothing to what occurred on Monday night.

At Swift's the arrivals are the Magnet from Montreal; Persia from St. Catharines; Celtic from Charlotte; Lake Michigan from Hamilton; Oswego Belle from Oswego; Kincardine from Belleville.

The schr. Marie Annie (sic - Mary Ann ?) has lost her foremast and both topmasts to Monday night's gale. She will be hauled out at the shipyard for repairs.

The schr. Clara White has arrived in the harbour with her bowsprit gone.

The schr. Pride of America has arrived at the Montreal Transportation Company's dock with hardwood lumber for Quebec from Windsor.

The schr. Annie Falconer left Oswego for Toronto on Thursday last with coal, and got caught in the gale about 18 miles from the latter place, and had to run into Whitby for shelter. She remained there until Tuesday morning, when she left for Toronto, reaching that port the same evening. The only damage she sustained was to some of her sails.

Port Colborne, Oct. 11th - Up - schr. Sligo, Toronto, Toledo, barley; prop. D.R. Vanallen, Quebec, Chatham, gen. cargo.

Down - schrs. Nevada, Muskegon, Ogdensburg, lumber; Sasco, Muskegon, Ogdensburg, lumber; A.J. Dewey, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; tug E.B. Ward, Detroit, New Orleans, light.

In Harbour - Geo. C. Finney, Russian and James Norris.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 12, 1876