The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 19, 1877

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p.2 Toronto - The eastern channel of the harbour will now admit vessels drawing 7 feet, consequently dredging operations at the western entrance are not so frequently interrupted by entering vessels.

p.3 Marine News

The schooner Saveland cleared from Chicago on the 9th for Kingston with corn.

The schooner Nellie Hunter was chartered for 19,000 bushels wheat from Milwaukee to Kingston on July 9th.

The tug Spray and a schooner are reported to have been totally wrecked by the tornado which swept over Pensaukee on Saturday evening.

Now that the tolls on steam vessels navigating the Dominion canals have been reduced, would it not be a wise thing to reduce the whole toll sheet. The tolls through the Welland canal are altogether too high, and should be reduced fifty per cent.

The schooner Sea Gull, with cargo of coal, is detained in the Welland canal by the authorities, she having carried away some locks. Her owners are trying to effect her release, and we trust they will succeed. As we understand it, the paddle to one of the lock gates was quickly hoisted by somebody on the locktenders side of the lock, thereby surging the vessel into the gates. The vessel had been made fast in good shape, but the water was let into the lock with such force as to cause the vessel to surge heavily ahead, tearing out her timber heads. The damage done was not through the fault or carelessness of the vessel, her master or crew, and the cause of the damage having originated on the lock-tenders side of the lock, where persons belonging to the vessel had no business and did not go. We see no reason why the vessel should not be immediately released. [Oswego Times]

Port Colborne, July 18th - Up - schrs. G.M. Neelon, Kingston, Bay City, light; Wawanosh, Kingston, Bay City, light; Gleniffer, Kingston, Bay City, light; Cossack, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; J.B. Sloan, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; Clyde, Kingston, Chicago, light; Elgin, Port Metcalfe, blank, light; Southampton, Kingston, Sarnia, light; Hoboken, Charlotte, Detroit, coal; America, Clayton, Port Huron, light; Undine, Hamilton, Cleveland, light; Norway, Kingston, Lake Superior, light; Col. H.C. Heg, Quebec, Chicago, light; props. Argyle, Montreal, Windsor, gen. cargo; Acadia, Montreal, Toledo, gen. cargo; Europe, Montreal, Toledo, light; steambarge Clinton, St. Catharines, Duluth, light.

Down - schrs. Great Western, Cleveland, Port Hope, coal; Antelope of Hamilton, Black River, Toronto, coal; S. Neelon, Romney, Collinsby, timber; J. Bigler, Ossincke, Clayton, timber; Cavalier, White Fish Point, Collinsby, timber; Sam Cook, Chicago, Kingston, grain; Mary Battle, Marquette, Port Metcalfe, timber; Sligo, Marquette, Port Metcalfe, timber; Nellie Wilder, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; props. Maine, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Canada, Milwaukee, Montreal, gen. cargo; steambarge N. Cowie, Port Huron, Ogdensburg, lumber.

In Harbour - schrs. Norway, America and Dauntless.

p.4 New Salmon - a five pound California salmon was caught in trap nets set off Wilmot's Creek, Lake Ontario; eggs were imported by Mr. Wilmot from Sacramento River and hatched out at the Newcastle establishment in spring of 1874.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 19, 1877