The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 12, 1877

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p.3 Boats Sold - We learn that the Oswego Belle has been sold to D. Andrews of Napanee for $10,000 and the Kincardine for $5,000, very low prices.

The steamer Picton will leave Picton on the 21st inst., for the route between Toronto and Port Dalhousie, upon which she will ply during the summer.

The steamer Shannon is doing well on the Picton and Napanee route this season. She leaves Picton at 6 every morning for Napanee and arrives on her return at 6 in the evening. This is a pleasant route for tourists.

Marine Notes

The Garden Island was expected to leave this evening for Montreal in tow of one of Messrs. Calvin & Breck's tugs. The tug will take the ship and three barges as far down as Prescott, where another tug will take the barges.

The harbour today is quiet, the elevators being silent, with the exception of Holcomb & Stewarts', which is transferring grain from one barge to another.

Holcomb & Stewart's - The prop. Zealand lightened 3,202 bush. corn, and proceeded to Montreal. The tug Hiram A. Calvin left with barges Eagle, 21,000 bush. peas and corn; Star No. 1, 21,000 bush. peas and corn.

The first vessel to arrive at Chicago from Lake Ontario was the bark Arabia, a Canadian craft, from Kingston. She arrived on Tuesday morning.

The Milwaukee Sentinel in noticing the fact that the Northern Transit Company will carry 7,000 tons of railroad iron to Duluth, this season, says that one of the propellers and barges of this line will be employed in the fulfillment of this contract, and on their return trips will probably carry pine timber from Ashland to Kingston.

The Detroit Tribune says vessels are continually arriving from the Upper Lakes at the north end of the ice gorge, while a few are passing up from this direction. It is reported that the channel is well filled with passing boats as far as the eye can reach, and that there cannot be less than 75 or 80 crafts at or near the Flats.

Capt. Dougherty, of the schooner Cheney Ames, reports to the Milwaukee Sentinel that he passed between Waugoshance and the Manitous a fleet of nearly one hundred sail. The wind on Saturday was unfavourable, but toward evening it veered into the southeast and blew freshly, and he is of opinion that nearly if not quite the entire fleet managed to turn the corner, and is now bowling down Lake Huron before the northeaster.

Port Colborne, May 11th - Up - schrs. Canada, Kingston, Toledo, light; Bermuda, Whitby, Cleveland, light; Corsican, Oswego, Toledo, light; M.F. Merrick, Clayton, Detroit, light; Ellen Theresa, St. Catharines, Port Rowan, light; Belle Mitchell, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; Flora Carveth, Kingston, Cleveland, light; Pulaski, Kingston, Toledo, light; Havana, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; Elgin, Port Metcalfe, Port Colborne, light; O. Mitchell, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Bolivia, Oswego, Chicago, coal; W.B. Phelps, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Sweepstakes, Toronto, Cleveland, light; prop. Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo.

Down - schrs. Albatross, Leamington, Port Dalhousie, timber; S. & J. Collier, Black River, Toronto, coal; Alexander, Detroit, Collinsby, timber; A. Falconer, Black River, Toronto, coal; W.Y. Emery, Point au Pelee, Port Colborne, railway iron; Acadia, Black River, Toronto, coal.

In harbour - schrs. Elgin, Sweepstakes, Pulaski.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 12, 1877