The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 24, 1877

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p.3 Yachts - The yacht Pioneer, of Napanee, is in the harbour, and another, the name of which we did not learn is lying at Swift's dock.

Yachting Matters - The yacht Laura, Mr. Thos. Robertson, Captain, was at Wells' Island yesterday, en route for Brockville, where she will sail in the regatta which takes place tomorrow. Besides the captain, her crew consists of Messrs. E. Low, J. Begg, Jas. Stewart, David Strachan, with Louis Marcan as cook. Mr. Offord's Emma, with a full crew, was also at Wells' Island, bound for Brockville. The Recorder says that in all probability the regatta will be a great success.

Marine News

Port Colborne, July 23rd - Up - schrs. Oliver Mowat, Kingston, Port Colborne, light; Queen of the Lakes, Toronto, Black River, light; W.B. Phelps, Oswego, Toledo, coal; Mary Copley, Oswego, Chicago, coal; R. Morwood, Welland, Port Colborne, light; E. Bates, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; Antelope, Toronto, Port Colborne, light; prop. Armenia, Montreal, Toledo, light.

Down - schooners Augusta, Toledo, Kingston, timber; J.R. Benson, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Julia Willard, Erie, Toronto, coal; props. Acadia, Toledo, Montreal, corn; Europe, Toledo, Montreal, corn; Scotia, Toledo, Montreal, wheat; City of Concord, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

In Harbour - schrs. R. Morwood, Antelope, Oliver Mowat and Dauntless.

FOR WELLS' ISLAND - STEAMER FLIGHT - Will leave Swift's Wharf on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock for the Camp Grounds and Alexandria Bay, affording persons an opportunity of a sail by Moonlight, arriving in Kingston about 10 p.m. July 24th

p.4 A Hamilton Schooner Engaged In The European Lumber Trade

From the Ashland (Wisconsin) Press we clip the following item, which will be of interest to many of our readers: "The fine three-masted schooner Gulnair, from Hamilton, Canada, arrived in port last Sunday and proceeded to the Railroad dock where she has remained during the entire week loading with square timber for Quebec market. She is commanded by Captain Walter Sweet, a very pleasant gentleman, who found time to give the Press establishment a call Monday. The Gulnair registers 325 tons and carries 225,000 feet of timber to the cargo. The Captain hopes to make another trip to these waters again this season, and speaks in the highest praise of our harbor. Ashland is situated on the south shore of Lake Superior, and very nearly opposite to Prince Arthur's Landing. Since last year it has been connected with the interior of the State by a railway and it is expected it will become one of the most thriving towns on the lake. The Gulnair is owned by Mr. Myles, of this city, and is now on her way east with her cargo which she will discharge at Kingston, where it will be made into rafts and sent on to Quebec. It is expected she will make a second trip this season to Ashland. The distance between the two ports is very great as a glance at the map will show. [Hamilton Times]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 24, 1877