The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 9, 1864

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p.2 New Elevator - The wants of the port of Kingston are evidently increasing, and being well supplied. Heretofore the tugging was altogether confined to the larger steamers; now several regular tugs of a smaller size and of good speed, and fully adapted to the work of the harbor, are dodging about in every direction, and evidently have plenty to do. So with the elevators which are gradually being increased in number, as the grain business increases. Messrs. Anderson and Ford have recently procured a new and powerful floating elevator from McDougall's Caledonian Works, Montreal, the builders of most of the Montreal elevators, which is said to be equal in working capacity to any other floating elevator in the harbor, and will be used in connection with a standard line of barges to ply between here and Montreal. These facts speak for themselves.

Ducking A Frenchman - a French ship-carpenter was believed to be stealing from others, thrown into water by fellow workers at Portsmouth.

The Troops - left by steamer Grecian.

The Steamers - The removal of the troops has sadly interfered with the regular trips of the Royal Mail Line. In a day or two, however, the steamers will again run regularly as heretofore. The steamer Kingston passed down last night, and the Passport this morning, having on board the remaining companies of Major Penn's Battery of the Royal Artillery.

-Among other craft entering our harbor, last evening, we noticed the Floating Elevator G.D. Harris, of Buffalo. We understand that she is destined for Ogdensburgh, where she will take the place of the railroad company's Elevator, which was recently destroyed by fire. The Elevator was purchased at Buffalo by the Northern Railroad Company, was towed from that city by the propeller City of Boston, and put into our harbor on account of rough weather on the lake. [Oswego Advertiser]

p.3 Imports - 8th - Str Bay State, Lewiston - (mixed cargo fruit)

Schr W. Doran, Sodus - E.H. Todd, 176 bbls apples, 1 bbl d apples, 42 lbs cheese, 2 bus onions, 5 bbls cider.

Sloop Greyhound, Oswego - M. Morrison, 40 bgs c meal.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - T. Hendry & Co., 12 hhds sugar.

Sloop Marion, Sodus - W. Brown, 600 bbls apples, 1 bbl peas, 5 bxs peaches.

7th - Str Gazelle, Gananoque - general cargo.

8th - Str Bay of Quinte, Belleville - general cargo.

Str Grecian, Montreal - do.

Str Passport, do. - passengers and baggage.

Str Kingston, Hamilton - do., do.

9th - Str Ranger, Toronto - gen cargo.

Str Osprey, Montreal - do.

Clearances - 7th - Str Gazelle, Gananoque - general cargo.

Str Bay of Quinte, Belleville - do.

8th - Str Grecian, Montreal - pass and baggage and gen cargo.

Str Kingston, do. - do., do.

Schr Ploughboy, Milford.

Str Passport, Montreal - passengers and baggage.

9th - Str Ranger, Montreal.

Str Osprey, Toronto.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 9, 1864