The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1877

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p.3 Police Court - Bridget Deagan, cook on board of a vessel came ashore yesterday and got drunk. She was fined $2 which she paid.

Marine Notes

A large raft passed down the river this morning, evidently from Collinsby.

The B.W. Folger arrived yesterday from Oswego with 250 tons coal for the Gas Company. The Folger is making rapid trips this season.

James Swift's - The prop. Maine passed up from Ogdensburg, and the D.C. West arrived from Westport with a full load.

Montreal Transportation Co. - The schr. L.P. Downey arrived with 8,000 bush. peas from Napanee, and the tug Glide arrived from Oswego with barges Iroquois and Cherokee with 573 and 571 tons coal, respectively. The Glide left for Montreal with the coal laden barges and the Chicago, 18,700 bush. wheat and 250 barrels flour.

Holcomb & Stewart - The schr. Colin Gearing arrived with 5,500 bush. from Wellington; prop. Cuba, from Toledo, lightened 4,000 bush. corn; the steambarge Clinton arrived from Toledo with 17,200 bush. corn. The Clinton had her colours flying in honour of the victory gained by her owner, Mr. Jas. Norris, in Lincoln.

The steamer City of Kingston was towed down from Portsmouth this morning, where she has been overhauled.

Four crafts departing from Toledo have had bad luck already this season, namely, the schr. Capron, which got ashore on North Harbour Reef, wheat laden; the schr. G.M. Neelon, which, timber laden, got aground on one of the Sister Islands and was released by the str. Jay Cooke; the R.J. Gibbs, sunk in St. Clair River by the prop. Colorado, and the Belle King, which was lost at Put-in Bay. They didn't all leave on Friday, either.

The Detroit Free Press says that about two weeks ago the engineers under charge of the Canadian Government began operations at the Lime Kiln Crossing for the purpose of improving that passage. To obtain an increased depth of water blasting of the rocks was resorted to. This was well and good, but as it is reported that the loose rocks obtained by blasting have been dumped and left directly in the channel, on a line of the range lights, and in the pathway pursued by all vessels, vessel men complain that this has increased the dangerousness of the passage and formed a serious obstacle to navigation.

Port Colborne, May 10th - Up - schrs. Cascade, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; L.L. Lamb, Oswego, Toledo, coal; Denmark, Kingston, Tyrconnell, light; A. Muir, Port Dalhousie, Bay City, do.; J. Drummond, Clayton, Courtwright, do.; Canton, Oswego, Chicago, coal; M.J. Cummings, Charlotte, do., do.; Charger, Oswego, Toledo, do.; G. Mowbray, do., Port Colborne, glycerine; John Magee, do., Chicago, coal; St. Lawrence, Kingston, Luddington, light; barge D.J. Hale, Ogdensburg, Chicago, do.; props. Lawrence, do., do., gen. cargo; Cleveland, do., Toledo, do.; tug R. Dunbar, Oswego, Port Colborne, light.

Down - schrs. Wm. Preston, Chicago, Kingston, corn; H.B. Rathbun, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; D. Sharp, Erie, Port Colborne, do.; Two Friends, Tyrconnell, Kingston, timber; S. Neelon, Dresden, Collinsby, do.; Defiance, Erie, Port Colborne, coal; Mary of St. Catharines, Erie, do., do.; Cossack, Chicago, Kingston, do.; C.A. King, do., do.; Cecelia, Wallaceburg, Collinsby, timber; H.P. Murray, Point au Pelee, Thorold, stone; Picton, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Undine, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; prop. City of New York, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

In Harbour - schrs. St. Lawrence, Cataract.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1877