The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 23, 1878

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p.3 Appointment - Mr. Joseph Taylor, of Kingston, has been gazetted as an assessor in the Maritime Court of Ontario. No doubt Mr. Taylor is well qualified for the position.

Malarial - The water in the Dry Dock at the Shipyard is at present quite green and stagnant. There is great danger that if it be not pumped out very soon that fever will prevail in that portion of the city. We hope the proper authorities will look after this.

Nearly A Fatal Accident - James Stinson, sailor on schr. Maggie McRae, was crossing to Garden Island, broke steering oar and fell into water; rescued by Capt. Wm. Horn.

Marine Notes

Detroit Post: Matters were very quiet along the river yesterday, in fact, they have been unusually so for some time past. At the dry docks nothing was doing. The harbour tugs were idle, the brokers' offices were deserted, and business generally was depressed. The only sign of life was at the steamboat offices, where crowds congregated nearly all day, purchasing tickets, not only for local points, but for Lake Superior and Mackinaw. The Lake Superior Transit Line boat Nyack left here in the evening, with nearly every state room taken. The St. Joe, for Mackinaw, was crowded, while for points on the river, above and below, the boats took immense numbers. Hot weather makes business for the steamboat lines.

Port Colborne, July 23rd - Up - schrs. Undine, Hamilton, Cleveland, light; A.J. Dewey, Fair Haven, Detroit, coal; Pulaski, Fair Haven, Saginaw, coal; Cossack, Fair Haven, Port Huron, coal; C. Ames, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Montgomery, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; props. Nashua, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; Asia, Kingston, Sarnia, light; tug Metamora, Collinsby, Sault Ste. Marie, light.

Down - schrs. Libena (sic - Siberia ?), Toledo, Kingston, timber; Mary Jane, Cheboygan, Kingston, timber; Bethelhill, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Hartford, Chicago, Kingston, corn; P.M. Rogers, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Col. Cox, Chicago, Kingston, corn; C.J. Wills.

p.4 Customs' Imports - July 22nd - Geneva, Chaumont Bay, J. Swift, 586 boxes cheese.

Prop. Prussia, Chicago, Montreal Transportation Co., 7,255 bush. corn.

Str. Magnet, Charlotte, Rees Bros., 3 brls.; McCann & Hiscock, 1 crate, 1 bskt, 3 brls.; Bajus Bros., 2 brls.; P. Clint, 2 brls.

Schr. Victor, Toledo, Montreal Transportation Co., 17,754 bush. corn.

Barge Lincoln, Toledo, St. Lawrence & Chicago F. Co., 16,600 bush. corn.

Schr. J.N. Carter, Cleveland, Jas. Swift, 441 tons coal.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 23, 1878