The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 3, 1878

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p.1 Notes About Sydenham - steam yacht Lucy being used as tug for phosphate, and as a pleasure craft. (back lake - ed.)

p.3 A Mean Trick - On Monday morning when Mr. Robertson's yacht Laura was preparing for the race it was found that she was dragging rather heavily. A search was made, and there was found attached to her centre board by a rope a large iron pail, which had the effect of preventing her going with her usual speed. An investigation into the affair has been held and it has been found that the pail was made to order for certain parties in the city, who did not specify the purpose for which it was to be used. The trick of attaching it to the Laura was a very mean one, and if done by rival yachtsmen ought to draw down upon them the animadversions of all true sportsmen.

Mr. Rathbun has another very fine two mast about ready for launching. We understand it will be launched tomorrow (last Saturday.) It is already sold to Mr. Hinckley, of Kingston. It is very creditable to Mr. Jamieson, the master builder, and to all the workmen engaged on her. Her capacity is 11,000 bushels, 300 tons. [Mill Point Echo]

The Magnet - The regular trips of the steamer Magnet for the season between Prescott, Kingston and Charlotte will begin on Tuesday next. In order to make a start from Charlotte on Tuesday, the boat will leave Kingston at an early hour on Monday morning, so that a trip can be taken on that occasion if desired.

Marine News

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - Prop. Canada, Toledo, 3,983 bush. corn; Acadia, Chicago, 3,954 bush. wheat; schrs. Ariel, Port Hope, 10,118 bush. peas; Speedwell, Toronto, 12,497 bush. wheat; Peerless, Toronto, 13,061 bush. wheat.

Montreal Transportation Co. - Tug Glide arrived with barges Kinghorn, Oswego, Cayuga and barges Gates and schr. Mellowcraft, and left for Oswego with barges Oswego, Cayuga and barge Gates.

J. Swift's - str. Spartan from Hamilton; Lake Erie from Toronto; Corinthian from Montreal; Armenia from Picton; Oswego Belle from Oswego; City of New York from Cleveland; Canada from St. Catharines; D.C. West from Westport; Water Lily from Ottawa; Passport from Hamilton; Nashua from Ogdensburg; Faxton from Clayton; Corsican from Montreal; Armenia from Picton; Empress of India from Toronto; Kincardine from Oswego; Columbia from Montreal; Corsican from Montreal; Algerian from Hamilton; Ferry from Clayton.

Holcomb & Stewart - Arrivals - prop. Ocean from Chicago, 4,000 bush. corn; barges William, America, and Snipe, from Montreal, light. Departure - barge Alma, for Quebec, 250,000 feet pine deals.

Port Colborne, July 3rd - Up - schr. Lamb, Oswego, Detroit, coal; Manzanilla, St. Catharines, Cleveland, light.

Down - schr. St. Lawrence, Toledo, Kingston, timber; prop. City of Toledo, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 3, 1878