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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1869

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p.2 The Steamer Grecian - The Government steamer Hiram Calvin, was despatched last night from Garden Island to the wreck of the steamer Grecian, with divers, and the necessary apparatus for getting out the submerged baggage and cargo. The sunken vessel does not, as was at first feared, lie in the channel used for the passage of rafts.

Shipping News - The barge Falcon was despatched last night from J.H. Henderson's wharf with 19,042 bush wheat, 65 bush peas, and 6,000 pieces W.I. staves, for Montreal, in tow of the City of Hamilton; the propeller Brantford passed down with a full cargo of flour, and the schooner Belle Case unloaded wheat yesterday from Adolphustown at the same wharf. The schooner Stafford arrived at Swift's wharf this morning from Vermilion for Montreal with grindstones and block-stones. She discharged a portion of her cargo here and proceeded to her destination. The schooner China arrived this morning at Garden Island with timber from Bear Creek, and the schooner Prince of Wales left the same port last night for up lake. The schooner W. Shupe from Racine arrived this morning with 14,000 bush wheat for the M.T. Company. The schooner Mary arrived at Glassford & Jones' wharf at noon from Chicago with 13,000 bush wheat. The barges Clyde and Mary with 20,000 bush wheat last night, and the barges Monarchy and Waterloo with 22,000 bush of corn this morning, left the same wharf. The schooner Wave Crest arrived this morning from Toronto with 12,000 bush of wheat for the M.T. Company. The propeller Colonist with general cargo touched at Swift's wharf on her way down, and discharged 150 tons scrap and pig iron. The tug Mary Ann touched at the same wharf with two barges from Merrickville, laden with shingles for Cape Vincent, and merchandise for Swift & Co.

The following vessels passed through the Welland Canal, May 20th:

Down - Prop Emperor, Chicago, Ogdensburgh, gen cargo; Prairie State, Toledo, Ogdensburgh, gen cargo; schrs. Lady Moulton, Chatham, Ogdensburgh, timber; bark Mary Jane, Saginaw, Kingston, timber; schr. White Oak, Saginaw, Kingston, wheat.

Up - Schrs. W.Y. Emery, Hamilton, Point Burwell, light; Whitney, Ogdensburgh, Saginaw, light; Atmosphere, Kingston, Cleveland, light; prop Maine, Oswego, Chicago, gen cargo; Granite State, Oswego, Toledo, gen cargo.

p.3 For Sale - The double-centreboard schooner Merlin, 9 tons, new last August. Complete with sails, wire rigging, anchor and chain cable, iron ballast, etc., etc. At present fitted as a yacht, but being a perfect sea-boat, very roomy with light draught, is well adapted for trading, fishing, or smuggling purposes. Lying at the Queen's Wharf. Apply to R.C.Y.C.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1869