The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Oct 1874

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p.2 Port Colborne, Oct. 3rd, Down: schr. Star, Cleveland, St. Catharines, coal.

Up: Georgian, Montreal, Pt. Dover, gen. cargo; L. Shickluna, do., Chicago, do.; schr. Waconsta (sic - Wacousta ?), Cobourg, Ashtabula, iron ore; L.S. Hammond, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; bk J.C. Woodruff, Thorold, Christian Island, light; schr. Lewis Ross, Whitby, Toledo, barley; Geo. Houghton, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; G.C. Finney, Rochester, Chicago, coal; Sea Gull.

Up fleet left last night.

For Ottawa - The new steamer City of Kingston left today for Ottawa, by the Rideau Canal, on her first regular trip.

The Yachts - The Ina, Cuthbert, Rivet and Brunette sailed off on Saturday night up the lake, in search probably of that Kingston regatta which the Toronto and Belleville papers have been talking about..

p.3 Quick Trip - The propeller Prussia, of the Montreal and Chicago Line, made the run from Montreal to Chicago in 7 days, being the fastest trip on record for this season of the year. She is commanded by the old veteran, Capt. Thomas A. Horn.

Cancelled - Insurance upon nearly all the vessels now in Western lake ports has been cancelled from Oct. 1st, and the vessels will be stripped unless freights take a turn upward soon. The season has been a disastrous one to vessel owners, very few of their crafts having earned money enough to pay the premiums.

The Harbor - Barque Arabia cleared to Chicago with 147 3/4 tons pig iron and 160 tons salt, shipped by A. Gunn and Co.; prop. City of Chatham arrived from Toledo with 3,784 bush. wheat for Jones & Millar, 70 bdls. rims, C. Chown & Co., 10 bags clover seed, A. Gunn & Co.; prop. City of Montreal arrived from Detroit with 4,111 bush. wheat for Holcomb & Stewart.

Customs Imports - Oct. 1st - Schr. Pacific, Milwaukee, 22,500 bush. wheat; M.T. Co.

Oct. 3rd - Bk. Arabia, Chicago, 28,542 bush. wheat; M.T. Co.

Schr. Lilly Hamilton, Chicago, 18,264 bush. wheat, M.T. Co.

Fanny Campbell, Detroit, 17,547 bush. wheat, Jones & Millar.

Victor, Toledo, 16,551 bush. wheat, Holcomb & Stewart.

Jessie McDonald, Oswego, 125 tons coal, J. Swift & Co.

Prop. City of London, Chicago, 10,514 bush. wheat, M.T. Co.

Str. Spartan, Montreal, 1 cask, Prof. Watson.

Alma Munro, Detroit, 4,133 bush. wheat, Holcomb & Stewart.

Oct. 2nd - Schr. Homeward Bound, Oswego, 500 bbls. plaster, J. Swift & Co.; 200 bbls. plaster, M.T. Co.

A.L. Andrews, Chicago, 17,000 bush. wheat, M.T. Co.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Oct 1874