The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1877

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p.3 Marine Notes

James Swift's - props. Persia, from St. Catharines; Dromedary from Montreal; props. Argyle passed down; City of Concord from Chicago. The new tug McArthur coaled here.

Montreal Transportation Co. - schrs. Montauk, 20,967 bush. corn; J.E. Bailey, 14,945 bush. wheat; S.H. Howland, 19,787 bush. corn.

The str. Peerless, of Brockville, has been having a general overhauling, which is said to have added considerably to her speed. She is expected at Kingston shortly.

The Armenia - After some difficulty in deciding upon what route to place her, the Armenia has resumed her route between Belleville and Picton, and will continue it for the balance of the season. Captain Porter, for many years purser of the old St. Helen, and well known on the Bay route, is commander.

Colonel Shaw, U.S. Consul of Toronto, the former owner of the yacht Ina, is building a new boat at Chaumont that he says will beat the Ina. She is about the same dimensions as the Ina, but will be completed with many improvements over the craft. [Intelligencer]

The Captain of the steamer City of New Baltimore reported to the Detroit Tribune, Friday evening, that the St. Clair River was quite full of heavy floating ice. The destruction was so serious that vessels under sail were compelled to lie to and wait the clearing of the river. The ice passed out into the lake via the old north channel and not through the canal, the latter being entirely free from floating ice. A dispatch from Port Huron Friday states that there was some ice running in the river at that port, and that in the lake the ice was still covering the head of the river. Boats, however, were able to get through. The propeller Japan passed up early in the afternoon.

Port Colborne, May 22nd - Up - schrs. Cecelia, Kingston, Wallaceburg, light; H.A. Richmond, Charlotte, Windsor, coal; H. Rooney, Kingston, Bay City, light; J.N. Carter, Toronto, Cleveland, light; Flora Carveth, Toronto, Cleveland, light; G.B. Sloan, Charlotte, Cleveland, iron; Mary of Port Stanley, Garden Island, Port Stanley, light; I.H. Breck, Kingston, Bay City, light; barges Fortier, Montreal, Toledo, light; Lisgar, Kingston, Bay City, light; Grimsby, Kingston, Bay City, do.; props. Lincoln, Kingston, Bay City, light; City of Toledo, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; Armenia, Montreal, Windsor, gen. cargo; Zealand, Montreal, Toledo, light.

Down - schrs. Magellan, Penconning, Collinsby, timber; H.P. Murray, Black River, Toronto, coal; Pride of America, Penconning, Collinsby, timber; Charger, Toledo, Oswego, corn; Ontario, Parry Sound, Thorold, stone; Pulaski, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Mary Jane, Bay City, Garden Island, timber; J. Drummond, Courtwright, Clayton, stones; Minerve, Muskegon, Quebec, lumber; White Oak, Black River, Toronto, coal; Lilly, Hamilton (sic - Lilly Hamilton ?), Bay City, Collinsby, timber; Ganges, Alpena, Clayton, timber; Antelope, Toledo, Kingston, timber; J.C. Woodruff, Bay City, Collinsby, timber; Mediterranean, Bay City, Kingston, staves; Sligo, Bay City, Port Metcalfe, timber; Trenton, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Wm. Home, Muskegon, Collinsby, timber; McRae, Bay City, Port Metcalfe; Lena Johnson, Chicago, Prescott, wheat and corn; Flying Mist, Chicago, Prescott, barley; Defiance, Erie, Port Robinson, coal; J. Bigler, Port Huron, Clayton, timber; Ellsworth, Chicago, Kingston, corn; J.G. Worts, Chatham, Collinsby, timber; Laura, Bay City, Port Metcalfe, timber.

At Elevator - schrs. Mosher, F. Brown, City of Chicago, and North Cape.

Nothing in harbour.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1877