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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1877

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p.3 Yachting - Captain Cuthbert's fine new yacht Kathleen has arrived in the harbour, and a race was to be sailed this afternoon between it and the Zitella. The new boat is about the same size as Mr. Strange's, but has a shorter bow, and is slightly longer and narrower. The race this afternoon is to be for $10 aside. An attempt was made to get up a sweepstake with the Emma, Laura, Zitella and Kathleen, but it did not succeed. Mr. Strange has accordingly decided to try his boat against the stranger. The course will be the usual one for third class boats.

Marine Notes

Montreal Transportation Co. - Arrived - the schr. New Dominion, from Port Dalhousie, 10,704 bush. corn; the tug Bronson arrived up with barges Cleveland, Cayuga, Montreal and Energy. The tug Elfin's tow has all been got off the rocks and has arrived in Montreal. About 5,000 bushels of the Wheatbin's cargo will be saved.

James Swift - The City of Toledo passed up. She shipped here about $8,000 worth of presents for the Indians of the Northwest Territories from the Dominion Government. The steamers Algerian, Canada and Armenia went up; and the Corsican and Lake Erie down.

The schr. B.W. Folger arrived this morning from Oswego with 250 tons of coal for the Gas Works.

The last Canada Gazette contains the official announcement of the change in the name of the steamer Rochester to that of Hastings.

The propeller Arabia cleared from Chicago on the 15th for Kingston with 21,000 bush. No. 3 barley, to be re-shipped for England and used for food. The propeller City of Concord cleared on the same day for Ogdensburg with corn and pork.

No change in up freights at this port, Fair Haven and Charlotte - 80 cents to Chicago, 75 cents to Milwaukee, 35 cents to Toledo, 40 cents to Detroit on coal. Coal freights on this lake are quoted at 35 cents to Hamilton, 30 cents to Toronto, gold, free. [Oswego Times]

The Detroit Post says: "The vessels coming down betray indications of a desperate fight above. The well-worn paint on the bows at the water line especially intimate what the ice has been."

The Northern Transit Company feel justly proud over the feat of the propeller City of Concord which reached Port Huron Saturday morning at 7:30 from Detroit. She was the first to go through the blockade, as she was also the first boat of the season to pass the straits.

Quick Dispatch - The steambarge Lincoln (Capt. John Duncauson) discharged a full cargo of staves at Garden Island in one day. They commenced on Friday afternoon at three o'clock, and finished up on Saturday at same hour.

Port Colborne, May 19th - Up - schrs. Mary Cooely (sic - Copely ?), Oswego to Chicago, coal; G.M. Neelon, Kingston to Toledo, light; Ayr, Kingston to Bay City, light; Star, Hamilton to Black River, light; Mary, Port Robinson to Port Colborne, light; Canadian, Hamilton to Cleveland, light; Grace A. Shannon, Oswego to Chicago, coal; Acacia, Toronto to Black River, light; Starlight, Toronto to Black River, light; Defiance, Port Colborne to Erie, light; props. Granite State, Ogdensburg to Toledo, gen. cargo; Lowell, Ogdensburg to Chicago, gen. cargo.

Down - schrs. Jennie Waite, Toledo to Oswego, corn; Acorn, Bay City to Kingston, timber.

In Harbour - schrs. Ayr, Mary, Defiance.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1877