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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1869

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p.2 Vessels For Kingston - Over forty vessels from Chicago and Milwaukie are on their way to Kingston, grain laden.

Shipping News - The propeller Brantford passed down this morning. The R.M. Line steamer Champion passed down with troops this morning. The Corinthian, which was expected on her downward trip today, will not arrive until tomorrow, consequently there will be no boat of this line down until that time. A good deal of grumbling was indulged in by passengers who had waited, and were disappointed by her non-arrival. The schooner Wave Crest sailed from Swift's wharf last night with lumber for Oswego. The schooner Gazelle sailed this afternoon with 6,000 bushels of rye for Oswego. The fifth raft of the season, comprising 25 drams of oak timber and staves for Quebec, left Garden Island this morning in tow of the steamer Hiram Calvin. The schooner Southampton, with timber from Bear Creek, the schooner Mary Grover, from Lake Erie, with staves, the schooner Samuel Amsden, from Lake Erie, with staves, and the bark Waterwitch from Saginaw, with staves, arrived at Garden Island this morning. The W.C.R. Line propeller Enterprise arrived at the M.T. Company's wharf this morning with 19,000 bushels of wheat for Montreal, which she unloads here. The propeller East left the same wharf this evening with pig iron and passengers for Chicago. The M.T. Company despatched three scows this morning for Chaffey Bros., with 15,000 bushels of wheat for Ottawa. The schooner Tecumseh, with 11,900 bushels of wheat from Southampton, arrived at Glassford & Jones' wharf this morning. The propeller America passed down this afternoon. The schooner Jessie Macdonald, from Wellington, with 5,170 bushels of wheat, arrived this afternoon at J.H. Henderson's wharf. The Gazelle grounded on the tower shoal this afternoon, upon leaving her berth at Kinghorn's wharf.

The following vessels passed through the Welland Canal, May 26th;

Up - Prop Dominion, Montreal, Kincardine, sundries; schrs. Reynor, Oswego, Milwaukie, salt; H.C. Winslow, Hamilton, Detroit, light; prop Acadia, Montreal, Bruce Mines, gen cargo; schrs. Sharpe, Kingston, Cleveland, light; W.W. Grant, Oswego, Kincardine, coal; Natt Woodward, Cobourg, Erie, iron ore; Live Yankee, Ogdensburg, Buffalo, do.; Amoskeag, Oswego, Chicago, railroad iron; Cluna, Kingston, Dresden, light; prop St. Albans, Oswego, Chicago, gen cargo; schrs. Idaho, Oswego, Chicago, railroad iron; Monteagle, Oswego, Chicago, do.; St. Peter, Oswego, Toledo, salt; Garibaldi, Kingston, Cleveland, light; Mary, Kingston, Port Stanley, light; prop Georgian, Montreal, Port Stanley, sundries.

Down - Schrs. Star of Hope, Milwaukie, Oswego, wheat; Jessie, Erie, Toronto, coal; Guiding Star, Milwaukie, Oswego, wheat; prop Buckeye, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen cargo; schrs. Hercules, Erie, Hamilton, coal; Rising Star, Milwaukie, Oswego, wheat; Titan, Chicago, Kingston, do.; Keawica, Chicago, Kingston, do; G.G. Whitney, Chicago, Kingston, do.; Mediator, Chicago, Kingston, do.; Emperor, Winona, Oswego, hoops; Grenada, Milwaukie, Oswego, wheat; H.C. Potter, Port Colborne, Erie, light.

Lake Freights - At Chicago and Milwaukie, freights are reported firmer, and reports today quote 1/2 cent better.

The Steamer Grecian - The divers under Mr. John Donelly arrived from the wreck of the Grecian this afternoon, having got out the remaining portion of the cargo and baggage, which was delivered at Beauharnois yesterday. A council was held on board the wreck yesterday, composed of Captain Morgan of Oswego, and Captain Crosbie, representing severally the Commercial, Mutual Security, and Republic; Captain Davidson, of the British American, Captain Webber, of the Home and Atlantic, Captain Howard, representing the Royal Mail Line Company, and Captain Merritt of New York, and Mr. John Donelly of Garden Island, wreckers, but no determination was arrived at, the marine inspectors reserving their final decision until after consultation with the presidents of the different insurance companies. The result of the consultation was to be made known at Buffalo. The wreckers, however, very freely expressed their opinion that it would be folly to attempt to raise the vessel, or to use the expression of one of them today, "There is not money enough in her to make the undertaking profitable." The wreck lies in 12 feet water, head to the stream, which pours through a large hole in her bows, and up through her hatches with unimpeded velocity, and her main deck is level with the water from stem to stern. A large boulder is thrust through her forward hold about ten feet in diameter, and five feet from its top to the bottom level by actual measurement which firmly anchors her to the spot. The captain, engineer and crew are still on board the vessel, and a good lookout is kept, and every precaution taken to make known her position to all who should attempt the passage, which, from her position, is rendered dangerous, and no vessels of large size have yet attempted it.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1869