The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 13, 1877

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p.2 Auction Sale - To be sold by Public Auction on Monday, Oct. 15th, at 9 a.m., 7,000 bushels of damaged wheat, ex. Schooner Picton, from Chatham.

p.3 A Beautiful Sight - The Oswego Times of Monday says: "Yesterday morning at half-past ten o'clock a fleet of more than fifty sail were in sight upon Lake Ontario, nearly all standing out from the Oswego harbor. They presented a most beautiful view as they lay off in groups, some just disappearing under the horizon, others passing out of the harbor under full sail to join their mates on the broad expanse of the lake. They were vessels which had delivered their cargoes at the elevators and docks and embraced the favorable south wind to speed their way for another cargo with which to return to this port. This departure of vessels we learn commenced yesterday at early dawn, and during the day Lake Ontario was literally and emphatically whitened by the sails of commerce. A vessel under full sail is a magnificent sight at any time, but a full half-hundred, all within easy range of one's vision, at once, with every sail filled by a brisk breeze, giving a constantly changing panorama, was a most animated view not often witnessed from this city for several years, and its sudden opening up to our people yesterday gives the pleasing assurance of the revival of commerce upon Lake Ontario."

A Complaint - The farmers of Pittsburg justly complain of having been detained for about half an hour this morning at Cataraqui Bridge, by the "draw" being open to admit of the passage of a wood scow. It does seem too bad that between 30 and 40 waggons should be kept waiting there, especially on a market day, but we presume there is no remedy.

Marine News

Port Colborne, Oct. 12th - Up - schrs. Bermuda, Whitby, Cleveland, light; Garibaldi, Toronto, Erie, iron ore; Oriental, Kingston, Toledo, light; O.M. Bond, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal; L. Seaton, Charlotte, Detroit, coal; Pulaski, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal; Nassau, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Kate Kelly, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; prop. D.R. Van Allen, Montreal, Chatham, gen. cargo.

Down - schrs. E.H. Rutherford, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Jessie Drummond, Detroit, Kingston, wheat; Wawanosh, Toledo, Kingston, corn; J.C. Woodruff, Toledo, Kingston, corn; American, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Star, Detroit, Kingston, wheat; props. Champlain, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Lawrence, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Garden City, Duluth, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Maine, Duluth, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; steam barge Kincardine, Buffalo, Belleville, light; Mary Robertson, Chicago, Kingston, wheat.

In harbour - schrs. Ayr, Maumee Valley, Bermuda, Undine, Gulnair, Pulaski, Kate Kelley, Sea Gull, Seaton, R. Morwood, Craftsman, A.H. Moss, Smith & Post; E.J. Peters, Corsican, Nassau, Garibaldi, prop. D.R. Van Allen.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 13, 1877