The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 16, 1877

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p.2 Excursion of the Season - str. Hastings to Brockville, 30 cents.

p.3 Marine News

As stated yesterday grain freights show an upward tendency, which will be good news to vesselmen. We learn that the schrs. Pandora and Watertown have been chartered at Toledo at 4 1/2 cents per bushel for corn.

Toronto, Aug. 16th - Lake freights are dull, with the exception of coal. There is some demand for propellers to go to Detroit to take wheat to Montreal on private terms. Vessel owners and captains are confident that better times are coming.

The Toledo Blade of Thursday says that immense quantities of grain have been pouring into Toledo during the last four weeks for shipment East, and the shipments by lake for the past three weeks have been larger than at any one time for the past five years. During the week ending Saturday last there were 144,581 bushels of wheat and 263,164 bushels of other grain sent East by lake, the destinations being Oswego, Buffalo, Ogdensburg, Kingston, Cleveland and Montreal. This week the shipments are just as heavy in the aggregates, but the new wheat crop is beginning to move, and the greater part of the traffic will be in wheat. Vessel-owners think that the busy time will continue now during the rest of the season.

On her last trip to Cape Vincent from Chicago with corn, the schooner American fell short one hundred and eighty-seven bushels on her cargo of a little over twenty thousand bushels. This is quite an item of expense (or loss) to be deducted from her freight money. The Captain of the schooner thinks that he was swindled by the Chicago weighmaster. Commenting on this case, the Milwaukee Wisconsin says that of course he cannot fix the steal upon either end of the route without a thorough investigation, and that would involve too much expense for one owner to bear, for the benefit of owners in general. The evil can only be remedied by the united and determined effort of owners all along the lakes; harmony of action and concentration of influence and money must be had before success can be attained, and that harmony and strength can only be secured through association.

Port Colborne, Aug. 15th - Up - schooners London, Kingston, Toledo, light; F.C. Leighton, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; Blazing Star, Oswego, Detroit, coal; Wm. Home, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Albacore, Port Dalhousie, Toledo, light; Norway, Kingston, Toledo, light; Tom Simms, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; O. Mowat, Kingston, Toledo, light; J.S. Anston, Kingston, Elk Rapids, light; Corsican, Oswego, Toledo, light; Canada, Kingston, Alpena, light; Magellan, St. Catharines, Toledo, do.; Undine, Hamilton, Cleveland, light; Gulnare, Kingston, Toledo, light; Nellie Hunter, Cobourg, Cleveland, light; Willie Keller, Ogdensburg, Erie, iron ore; Marysburg, Toronto, Black River, light; Amaranth, Oswego, Toledo, coal; prop. Africa, Hamilton, Detroit, light; schr. Concord, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo.

Down - schr. Skylark, Toledo, Kingston, corn; T.R. Merritt, Bay City, Garden Island, timber; prop. Abercorn, Grand Haven, Ogdensburg, lumber; Dromedary, Detroit, Montreal, wheat; Lowell, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Lafrence, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Alma Munro.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 16, 1877