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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 17, 1869

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p.2 Shipping News - The harbor during the past week has presented a scene of commercial hustle and activity, and the forwarders have had all they could attend to in meeting the requirements of their respective consignments. It was estimated that on Tuesday last there were no less than one million bushels of wheat afloat in the harbour, and grain laden vessels continue to arrive so long as the wind continues fair for their entrance. At noon today one bark made good her entrance, while some eight or ten others were visible in the offing, working their way in with the wind West by South. The bark Alexander, light, left J.H. Henderson's wharf this morning for the Welland Canal, and the bark Robert Gaskin left the same wharf this afternoon for Chicago, with 400 tons of pig iron. The second shipment of lead from the Frontenac mines arrived at Henderson's wharf yesterday en route for Montreal. The schooner Tom Martin left last night for Detroit with 100 tons of pig iron, which was put on board by J.H. Henderson's men in one hour and a half. This same firm despatched to Montreal, today, the barge Robin, with 19,500 bushels of wheat, the Lion with 13,000, and the Tweed with 9,850 bushels of wheat. The propeller Colonist passed up this morning, touching at Swift's wharf, and the schooner Richardson left the same wharf today for Oswego with lumber. The steamer Banshee embarked this morning two batteries of Artillery at the Queen's wharf for Quebec. The barges Stadacona with 18,100 bushels of wheat, and the Teviot with 10,300 bushels of wheat, left Glassford & Jones' wharf today. The schooner Prince Edward, from Hamilton, with 7,500 bushels of wheat, arrived this morning at the M.T. Company's wharf, and that firm despatched the barge Commercial to Montreal last night with 19,000 bushels of wheat. The barges E.L. Anthony and E.M. Ford, left Swift's wharf this afternoon in charge of the tug George L. Dodge for Oswego, with bleached ashes. The steam barge R. Anglin, with cordwood, arrived last night at Swift's wharf.

Charters - The bark British Lion was chartered today by Messrs. Swift & Co., for Milwaukie, with roofing slate at $1.25; and the schooner Wm. Young from Glassford & Jones' with pig iron for Cleveland at $1.

Police Court - 2 cases involving drunken sailors.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 17, 1869