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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 9, 1869

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p.2 Shipping News - J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The barges Thrush and Yarrow arrived this morning from Montreal with cargoes of salt in bulk.

Swift & Co's wharf - The prop Her Majesty passed up yesterday morning. The prop America and steamer Huron and Osprey passed down yesterday afternoon. The steam barge R. Anglin arrived late on Saturday night from Brewer's Mills with 100 cords wood. the captain and crew of the sch Laura E. Calvin arrived in the prop America.

Gurney & Glidden's wharf - The steam-barge Hemlock arrived yesterday from the Rideau with a cargo of cord wood.

The yacht John A. Macdonald is undergoing a course of alterations and thorough repairs at O'Gorman's yard. She will receive a portion of new keel, new keelson and keelbox, and new guardboards. Her present owner, Capt. Dugmore, R.C.R., has changed her name, and registered her as the Vanguard.

The sch Defiance sails this evening from the penitentiary wharf for Oswego with a load of stone.

Arrived at Garden Island, the schs Shannon and Ontario, from Toronto, with staves. Cleared, the sch Louisa for St. Catherines, and bark Southampton, both light.

Mr. Abbot, foreman of the works at Jones's Falls, reports that he has but little doubt but that the repairs of the locks will be fully completed by next Monday.

New Harbour Beacon - A beacon light is about to be erected upon the east end of the north pier at Chicago. The light will be of the sixth order, costing about $2,300.

Loss of the L. E. Calvin - The following is the statement of Captain Lounghway, of the bark Laura E. Calvin, of the loss of the vessel:- The Laura E. Calvin left Kingston on Tuesday 3rd instant, about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, bound for Chicago, with a ballast of twelve tons of stone, wind about west, which soon shifted northward, and blew smartly for twelve hours, then calmed. No wind of any account all day Wednesday; tried the pumps Wednesday night and found no water of any consequence. Not much wind during the night, but pretty foggy by spells. Captain's watch on deck from eight o'clock till twelve Wednesday night. The mate relieved him at the latter hour. When the mate called the watch at four o'clock he noticed the vessel leaking badly, and called the captain, giving him the alarm that the vessel was sinking. The captain came on deck and turned all hands to the pumps, the vessel steering West by South, until about five o'clock. Found the water was gaining on the pumps. Squared away the vessel S. by S.E., the pumps still going, until half past seven on Thursday morning, when we had to take to the boat, finding the vessel was sinking fast. The captain was the last man to leave the vessel for the boat. The boat had only got twice her length from the vessel when she immediately went down, bow first, with all canvas set. After noticing that the water was gaining upon the vessel we tried to find the leak, but found the water gained so fast that it was impossible to find it. At half-past five o'clock on Thursday morning, after discovering that the vessel was leaking, we hoisted the signal. The schooner John Martin, Captain Porter, Fulton, was keeping track of us, and, upon noticing our signal, hoisted theirs and came to where we lay and assisted us to their vessel. We arrived at Port Dalhousie on Friday night, 5th inst. We were near Braddock's Point, 60 miles from Niagara, and between three and twelve miles from shore, when we abandoned the vessel. We tried the lead on the spot and at 24 fathoms there was no bottom

Trial of Margaret Flanagan - 13 year old girl gets 2 years in Provincial Penitentiary for theft on steamer St. Helen.

Police Court - man charged for refusing to pay toll on barge load of wood sold to Capt. Putnam of the M.T. Company.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 9, 1869