The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 22, 1877

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p.3 A Handsome Boat - There was despatched from Kingston per the mail steamer yesterday morning a beautifully furnished double scull family pleasure boat, built by Mr. A. McCorkell for the Paris Exhibition. The boat is built of red and white cedar and black walnut, with oak keel and ribs, and combines great strength with elegance. She is eighteen feet long by (four ?) feet beam. The oars, instead of being made of ash, are of bird's eye maple, and the wood are all of Canadian growth. The boat attracted a considerable amount of attention while being taken to the wharf on Saturday afternoon, and it is a great credit to Mr. McCorkell that he should be able to send so valuable a contribution to Europe to enter into competiton.

Marine News

The schr. Niagara arrived this morning in tow of the Lady Franklin at Holcomb & Stewart's wharf, having her cargo of wheat more than half damaged. She left Kincardine last week and lost her rudder, and a boat in a gale on Lake Erie, and had a narrow escape from foundering.

The prop. City of Toledo is sunk at The Sisters, about eight miles below Alexandria Bay. She is loaded with wheat and flour. Capt. Donnelly with the tug Chieftain, and lighters and steam pumps, has gone to her assistance. She is supposed to be badly damaged.

Port Colborne, Oct. 20th - Up - schrs. Hercules of Port Burwell, Prescott, Port Burwell, light; prop. St. Albans, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo.

Down - Jennie Graham, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Smith & Post, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; prop. Granite State, Cleveland, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Argyle, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo; Sovereign, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 22, 1877