The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1877

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p.3 The Countess of Dufferin - The yacht Countess of Dufferin arrived at Brockville yesterday morning in tow of an Ogdensburg tug. A large number of citizens visited the yacht. She was to leave for Kingston today. The yacht arrived in the harbour this morning, and was anchored off Swift's dock.

The Cruiser - We had the pleasure of making an inspection of Mr. Allen Gilmour's, of Ottawa, beautiful steam yacht the Cruiser, which is presently lying at the Elevator Wharf, waiting for her owner, who with some friends, is going to make a few days cruise among the Islands. The Cruiser is one of the most handsome small boats ever built. With a gross tonnage of only seventy-one, this little vessel has cost somewhere about $16,000. Everything about her is of the most staunch description, and the fitting up, upholstering and cabinet work is the very acme of elegance and comfort. It is Mr. Gilmour's intention next season to cross the "salt sea wave" with the Cruiser, which will undoubtedly astonish the "old folks at home." [Prescott Plaindealer]

This is the handsome boat launched by Messrs. Chaffey and Pierce at Portsmouth early in the summer, which well deserves all the praise it has received.

American Vessels and Canadian Trade - Protests were telegraphed yesterday to the Minister of Customs by the vessel owners of Toronto against the Government granting permits to American tugs and barges to carry grain from Kingston to Montreal, there being sufficient vessel capacity owned by Canadians to do this service without calling in assistance from the other side. [Mail]

Marine News

The rush of vessels to Kingston still continues. The following are the latest arrivals:

Holcomb & Stewart - schr. John McGee, Chicago, 18,000 bush. wheat.

M.T. Co. - schrs. Winona, Chicago, 20,575 bush. wheat; D.G. Fort, Chicago, 22,169 bush. wheat; G.M. Case, Chicago, 23,000 bush. wheat.

St. L. & C. F. Co. - schr. E.M. Davidson, Milwaukee, 21,450 bush. wheat.

Port Colborne, Sept. 25th - Up - schrs. Monguagon, Oswego, Chicago, light; R. Dowd, Oswego, Racine, coal; Watertown, Oswego, Chicago, light; Delos De Wolf, Oswego, Chicago, light; Canton, Oswego, Detroit, light; Flying Mist, Kingston, Chicago, light; W.H. Oades, Oswego, Detroit, water lime; I.H. Breck, Kingston, Toledo, light; White Cloud, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; Cecilia, Kingston, Toledo, light; Smith & Post, Oswego, Detroit, light; props. Oswegatchie, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; Scotia, Montreal, Chicago, gen. cargo.

Down - schooners Wave Crest, Detroit, Kingston, wheat; Montcalm, Muskegon, Kingston, deals; Princess Alexandria, Windsor, Quebec, deals; Charger, Toledo, Oswego, grain; Guelph, grain.

At Elevator - schr. Lottie Wolf, Chicago, Port Colborne, wheat.

In Harbour - schrs. China, Monguagon, R. Dowd, Watertown, Delos DeWolf, Canton, Flying Mist, Oades, Breck, White Cloud, Cecelia, Smith & Post.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1877