The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 21, 1877

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p.1 The Countess of Dufferin Released - Mr. A. Cuthbert of Canada, who owns the largest share in the yacht Countess of Dufferin, telegraphed some time ago to Benjamin Wilson, of this city, and Joseph E. Williamson, of Stapleton, that he would come to this city yesterday and settle all claims against the vessel. Accordingly Messrs. Wilson and Williamson waited patiently in their respective offices yesterday, but waited in vain, for he did not come. Last evening the creditors concluded to release the yacht, and she will start this morning for Canada. [New York Tribune 16th]

p.2 Steamer Crusoe for the Campground - on Aug. 23rd. Aug. 21st.

For Well's Island - steamer Flight. Aug. 21st

p.3 The Yacht Whisper, of Belleville, arrived in the harbour this morning bound down the river on a short cruise. The crew consists of Fred. Carter, Thos. Diamond, C.C. Ham and Bert Diamond. They had a good run from Belleville.

Marine News

Holcomb & Stewart's - schrs. J.C. Woodruff, Toledo, 19,000 bush. corn; Mary Battle, Toledo, 20,000 bush. corn; St. Clair, Toronto, 7,000 bush. wheat; barge Star No. 1, from Montreal, light. Departures in tow of tug Chieftain, barges Eagle, 20,000 bush. corn; Lark, 19,000 bush. corn; and Snipe, 12,500 bush. wheat.

Rates of cargo insurance have advanced to 65 cents per $100 between Chicago, Oswego and Kingston.

Toronto, Aug. 17th - The schooner Mary Ann, which sailed hence on the 7th inst., with a crew of three men, is given up as lost. A bottle was picked up containing a paper with the words, "Sinking rapidly. All lost. Jas. Burke, schooner Mary Ann."

Toronto, Aug. 21st - The dredging in the eastern gap for practical purposes seems to be a partial failure. Only vessels drawing six and a half feet can use it with safety, and as there are but few vessels of that draft frequenting the harbour it will only benefit that few. Yesterday several vessels going out rubbed bottom, and one required the services of a tug before she could pursue her journey. Freights show no improvement. It is said eighty thousand more tons of coal are required at this port, an increase of 20,000 over the quantity imported last year.

Port Colborne, Aug. 20th - Up - schooner Rising Star, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal; Hercules of Hamilton, Hamilton, Toledo, light; Annie Falconer, Toronto, Toledo, light; Florida of Quebec, Kingston, Black River, light; Bismarck, Kingston, Bay City, light; Huron, St. Catharines, Point au Pelee, light; C.T. Van Straubenzie, Port Metcalfe, Port Colborne, light; barge Fontane, Hamilton, Toledo, light; propeller Zealand, Hamilton, Toledo, light; California, Montreal, Detroit, light.

Down - schrs. Wm. Raynor, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Mary of St. Catharines, Erie, Welland, coal; E.H. Rutherford, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; A.W. Luckey, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Erie Stewart, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Emeu, Black River, Brockville, coal; Brooklyn, Cheboygan, Kingston, timber; Wm. Young, Ashtabula, Prescott, coal; Monterey, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Montgomery, Toledo, Kingston, corn; J. Wade, Black River, Portsmouth, coal; Adventure, Detroit, Charlotte, gypsum; Denmark, Big Creek, Kingston, timber; J.R. Benson, Bay City, Kingston, timber; props. Champlain, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; St. Albans, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Europe, Detroit, Montreal, wheat.

In Harbour - schrs. Florida, A. Falconer, Hercules, Bismarck, Huron and Van Straubenzie.

At Elevator - prop. Tecumseh, discharging grain.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 21, 1877