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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 22, 1869

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p.2 Shipping News - The barges Mary and Clyde were despatched by Glassford & Jones yesterday evening for Montreal with 19,500 bushels of wheat. The schooner Dreadnought from Chicago with 20,000 bushels of corn, and the schooner J.G. Beard from Owen Sound with 10,000 bushels of wheat, arrived yesterday morning at the M.T Company's wharf. The bark Mary Merritt from Milwaukie with 18,000 bushels wheat, and the sloop Grey Hound with wheat from Picton, arrived during last night at J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf. The propeller Indian touched at Swift's wharf in passing down last night. The schooner Flying Scud, from Oswego with corn and cornmeal, arrived at Swift's wharf last night; she discharged the cornmeal here, and departed for Maitland with the grain. The steamer Huron passed up this morning. The steam-barge Hemlock from Brewer's Mills with 92,000 feet lumber, and the barge William from the same place with 65,000 feet lumber, arrived this morning, and are discharging at Swift's wharf. The schooner Richardson sailed for Oswego last night with 137,000 feet lumber from Swift & Co.'s. The Arctic, Andrew Stevens, and Malta left Garden Island today for up lake. The first lake raft passed here today from Toronto in tow of steamer Hercules for Prescott en route to Quebec. The brig Orkney Lass arrived today from Cape Vincent.

The following vessels passed through the Welland Canal, May 22nd:

Schrs. Milwaukee, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen cargo; Augustus Ford, Oswego, Toledo, salt; Ada Medon, Ogdensburg, Toledo, light; propeller Brooklyn, Oswego, Chicago, gen cargo; schrs. Kearsage, Oswego, Chicago, salt; S.W. Lathrop, Ogdensburg, Saginaw, light; New Dominion, Port Rowan, Kingston; barks Persia, Cobourg, Erie, iron ore; Clyde, Kingston, Saginaw, light; schrs. Louisa, Kingston, Toledo, light; Tailor, Port Colborne, Cleveland, light.

The Steamer Rochester - This fine steamboat after going through a course of alterations, repairs and paint, comes out almost a new vessel and really makes a very fine appearance. The Rochester was built by Cantin of Montreal and first commenced running in the summer of 1863. Her engine is 36 inches of cylinder with an 8 feet stroke. Her first boiler not being sufficiently powerful she had a splendid new one put into her in the spring of 1866 by Davidson and Doran. Her hull is 142 feet long, and 24 feet beam, and both it and engine are very strongly built. From having been well built originally and thoroughly salted, on being overhauled this spring, her hull was found as sound as when first put together. She has received a complete overhauling this spring, and several alterations have been made with a view of obtaining more freight room. Several deck rooms have been removed, engine casing shifted, a new boiler deck put on, freight holds enlarged, and supports for the upper deck put in on a different and improved plan from the old ones. Her saloon cabin is elegantly furnished, and her staterooms contain every convenience necessary to comfort, and no vessels navigating the lakes afford more complete and satisfactory arrangements for the comfort of passengers. The Rochester started for Belleville this afternoon, and will in future take the place of the steamer Bay of Quinte, in the trade of the Prince Edward district, and the services of Capt. Comer and officers, which have given such general satisfaction in that vessel, have been transferred to the Rochester. The Rochester will return here on Monday morning, bringing down excursionists from Belleville for the holiday, and is expected to arrive about half past eight o'clock. She will immediately leave again for the Lake of the Mountain, giving the holiday pleasure seekers of Kingston and vicinity an opportunity of inspecting this far famed and romantic spot.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 22, 1869