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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 29, 1869

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p.2 Shipping News - Glassford & Jones' wharf - The schr Prince Edward, from Toronto, with 6,600 bush peas, the schr. Alpha, from Hamilton, with 14,700 bush peas, arrived this morning, and the barges Waterloo, America and Mary, with 200 tons of iron ore from Port Henry, arrived this morning. The barge Powerful, with 17,200 bush wheat for Montreal, and the barge Mary, with 6,600 bush peas and 3,000 bush wheat, from the same port, will leave this evening.

Chaffey Bros. - The steam barge Rose having in tow the barges Shamrock and Thistle, left this morning for the Chaffey mines.

M.T. Company's wharf - The bark Chenango, from Chicago, arrived this morning with 19,300 bush wheat. The tug Glide with four barges grain laden left last night.

Garden Island - The schr. Henry Rooney arrived this morning with timber from Toledo. The sch New Dominion, from Toledo, with staves, and the sch St. Lawrence, with elm timber, from Saugeen, arrived today.

Gurney & Glidden's wharf - The schr Wave Crest, light, from Oswego, arrived this morning. She will load iron ore for Cleveland.

Swift & Co's wharf - The steamer St. Helen passed down last night. The Corinthian passed down this morning, having on board 30 horses belonging to the 13th Hussars. The Abyssinian made her first trip of the season downwards this morning with cargo and passengers. The str. City of Ottawa, from Ottawa, arrived this morning with a full cargo and a large number of passengers. She left to return this afternoon.

J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The sch Magdala, from Toledo, with 10,000 bush wheat and one ton of pig iron for the Provincial Hardware Company, and the sch Belle Case, from the Bay of Quinte, with wheat, arrived this morning. The barge Hector is repairing on the Marine Railway.

Excursionists - on fairy steamer Wren, from Clayton.

Canadian Navigation Company - Two steamers owned by this Company are going to call at this city. The Rochester Democrat says the Athenian and Abyssinian will go to Toronto for repairs in furniture and carpets. It also says the route of these boats this summer has been materially changed. Instead, as heretofore, of doing the business of the American ports they are hereafter to start from Toronto, touching at all the intermediate points on the north shore, and then transfer their passengers to smaller steamers of the same line at Prescott for Montreal. Returning they will touch at Ogdensburg, Brockville, Morristown, Alexandria Bay, Clayton, Kingston, Oswego, Charlotte, and thence to Toronto, coming across to Charlotte, thence to Oswego, Kingston, etc. On their return they touch at the ports on the north shore. We apprehend that our citizens will not easily reconcile themselves to this change, but would rather prefer, now that we have no American steamers, the next best thing -British boats with American officers. The Abyssinian - the old Ontario - will be commanded by Captain J.B. Estes, a gentleman too well known to the public to need any introduction now. She has been entirely rebuilt, and is a perfect beauty in every respect. The Athenian - the old Bay State - will be under the command of the genial Capt. Morley. The Columbian - the old Cataract - will not run this season, but will be put into the dry dock for repairs.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 29, 1869