The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1878

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p.3 Gananoque Yacht Races - The Brockville Recorder is dissatisfied with the rules by which the Gananoque races are to be governed. As far as Kingston is concerned, we most decidedly approve of allowing yachts of six tons and under to shift ballast and crowd on as many men as they can carry. In fact, small yachts have no chance in a race against their larger rivals, unless they are allowed these privileges. From Brockville the Sleepy Canadian, Fanny Scarle and Lennox will probably file an appearance, while the Mystery, Laura, Emma, Zitella, and perhaps the Maud, will go down from Kingston. The Ramsay, of Gananoque, was cleaned out by the Mystery at the races here last year.

The Mail Line - The prospects for the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company's line of steamboats as regards both freight and travel this year are somewhat better than at the opening of the season last year, our reporter learns from the office of the Company. However, sufficient time has not elapsed since the opening of the Lachine Canal to compare receipts from the general business of the Company. [Witness]

Marine Notes

There has been quite a rush of vessels in the harbour within the last three days and all the forwarders are busy. The following have been reported:

Montreal Transportation Co. - schrs. Erie Stewart, Detroit, 14,000 bush. wheat; H. Butler, Brighton, 6,636 bush. wheat; North Star, Port Whitby, 10,291 bush. wheat; Peerless, Toronto, 12,068 bush. wheat; S. & J. Collier, Toronto, 10,200 bush. corn.

J. Swift's - Called - steamers Lawrence, from Chicago; Columbia, Persia, Spartan, California, Calabria, and Lake Erie from Montreal; props. Armenia from Hamilton; Kincardine from Belleville, Water Lily from Ottawa; Lake Ontario from St. Catharines, and Oswegatchie from Ogdensburg.

Holcomb & Stewart - Arrived - schrs. Niagara, Kincardine, 15,300 bush. wheat; Queen of the Lakes, Port Dalhousie, 15,300 bush. corn; Victor, Port Dalhousie, 18,000 bush. corn; J. Walters, Port Dalhousie, 10,000 bush. corn; nine barges from Montreal light in tow of Hiram A. Calvin. Departures in tow of tug Chieftain - barge America,15,000 bush. wheat; Snipe, 12,500 bush. wheat; Star No. 2, 11,000 bush. wheat and peas. In tow of Hiram A. Calvin - barge William, 21,000 bush. corn; Star No. 1, 21,000 bush. corn. The new elevator arrived from Garden Island and will be at work tomorrow.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - arrived since Thursday - Agnes Hope, Port Hope, 13,745 bush. wheat; Starling, Toronto, 10,000 bush. wheat; Blanche, Colborne, 7,084 bush. peas; Nellie Hunter, Port Dalhousie, 11,128 bush. corn; Lady Dufferin, Port Dalhousie, 20,000 bush. corn; O.S. Storrs, Belleville, 8,328 bush. peas; prop. Empire, Toledo, 10,500 bush. corn; Lowell, Toledo, 5,000 bush. peas lighterage; schr. Caroline Marsh, Port Hope, 12,650 bush. wheat; E.W. Rathbun, Port Dalhousie, 10,100 bush. corn; Lewis Ross, Port Dalhousie, 12,270 bush. wheat; Cleveland, Toledo, 11,000 bush. corn; barges A.C. Keating and H.T. Church, Toledo, with 20,791 and 20,400 bush. corn; tug Frank Perew with barges B., Winona, Minnesota, Powerful and schr. Star. Departures in tow of tug Perew - barges Tuscarora, 19,768 bush. corn; Canada, 19,250 bush. corn; Lion, 10,064 bush. wheat; Oneida, 10,000 bush. wheat and 7,084 bush. peas; Iroquois, 13,752 bush. wheat and 7,558 bush. peas; Onondaga, 18,585 bush. peas; Janes, 12,203 bush. corn.

The propellor Clinton and schooners Clyde, Gleniffer, and Grimsby cleared from Chicago on the 7th for Kingston with corn.

A number of vessels, relying on the statement that the Welland Canal would open on the 3rd inst., arrived loaded with ice and on account of the delay lost a great portion of their cargoes. Suits for damages against the Board of Public Works will be instituted.

The Welland Canal - The following notice to Captains and masters of vessels has been issued by Mr. E.V. Bodwell, Superintendant of the Welland Canal:

Captains and Masters of vessels, using the Welland Canal, are hereby informed that on the summit level there are at several places unfinished bridge works, which must be approached and passed with great care.

All those in charge of vessels must therefore, in addition to the general regulations, be guided by the following orders:

1st - Vessels when passing the Great Western Railway Air Line Crossing; the road bridge at the Junction; the Canada Southern Railway Crossing, and the new Road Bridge at Welland, must at each of these places take the East channel and pass between the centre pier and the East bank of the canal.

2nd - At the Quaker Bridge and at the new bridge works at Port Robinson, vessels must take the West channel, and at each of these places pass between the centre pier of the bridge and the West bank of the canal.

For the guidance of vessels at night, a low white light will be placed on the pier immediately west of the channel at the Junction and Welland new bridges, and a white light will also be exhibited on the pier east of the channel, at Quaker and Port Robinson bridges.

Port Colborne, May 11th - Up - schooners Bismarck, Kingston, Toledo, ice; R. Gaskin, Kingston, Chicago, ice; J.H. Breck, Kingston, Toledo, ice; Norway, Kingston, Toledo, ice; White Oak, Kingston, Toledo, ice; London, Kingston, Bay City, light; Montmorency, Clayton, Chicago, light; Montana, Clayton, Chicago, light; Reindeer, Clayton, Chicago, light; Montpelier, Clayton, Chicago, light; Montcalm, Clayton, Detroit, light; Bermuda, Whitby, Cleveland, light; A.J. Dewey, Cape Vincent, Cleveland, coal; barges India, Ogdensburg, blank, light; Eureka, Ogdensburg, blank, light; Dashing Wave, Ogdensburg, blank, light; Adirondac, Ogdensburg, blank, light.

Down - schrs. H. Folger, Munising, Clayton, timber; Charlotte Raab, Muskegon, Kingston, lumber; F. Crawford, Muskegon, Kingston, lumber; Mary Battle, Bay City, Collinsby, timber; Fred Wells, Toledo, Oswego, corn and wheat; Craftsman, Ashtabula, Hamilton, coal; C.B. Benson, Toledo, Port Colborne, corn.

In Harbour wind bound - schrs. J.H. Breck, Bismarck, St. Louis, R. Gaskin, White Oak, A.J. Dewey, Mary, Norway, Montpelier, Reindeer, Montmorency, City of Manitowac, Mont Blanc, Dudley, Bermuda and Canada. Tug Metamora and barges. Steambarge Glasgow and barges. Tug Moore left here this morning with a tow of six vessels, when about three miles out she had to leave go of them on account of the weather. The vessels anchored outside. Schr. Canada had to run back having lost her large anchor.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1878