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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 17, 1869

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p.2 Shipping News - J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The barge Tweed, light, and the barge Star with 2,100 sacks of salt, arrived this morning.

Swift & Co's wharf - The steam barge Dromedary and the prop Indian passed up this morning. The latter brought up in tow the yachts Ida and Surprise, from Lachine. The steamer St. Helen passed down last night. The steamer City of Ottawa for Ottawa left this afternoon with a large cargo and a number of passengers.

Eleven vessels, grain laden for Kingston, passed through the Welland Canal yesterday.

Directions For Entering Grand River Harbour - The following are the directions for entering Grand River Harbour on the south shore of Lake Erie. Range the beacon light on the end of the east pier with the large light on the hill, until inside the east pier, and thirty feet or thereabouts from it; then steer straight in - 11 1/2 feet of water: range the east pier and steer for it, giving the end of the pier a berth of thirty feet all the way in - 10 1/2 feet of water double close round the west pier - 9 1/2 feet of water all the way in.

The M.T. Company's wharf - The prop Georgian passed down this morning. She lightened 2,300 bush wheat, 22 bbls potash and sundries here. The prop East arrived this afternoon from Toledo with 14,500 bush wheat (new crop).

The sch Louis, from Ogdensburg to Cleveland, passed the port this afternoon.

Garden Island - No arrivals since yesterday. The sch Oriental, light, cleared for Bay City today.

A telegram received by Messrs. Calvin & Breck from Prescott last evening to the effect that the pump sent to the assistance of the Mary Jane, ashore on the Sisters, would be sent back by one of their returning steamers, while the steamer sent to the Mary Jane's assistance would proceed, as intended, to the wreck of the Grecian, leaves no doubt but that the Mary Jane was safely got off, and has arrived at Prescott, her destination.

Arrivals For the Regatta - The yachts Surprise, owned by Mr. James Dawes, and Ida, owned by Mr. George Edie, arrived this morning from Lachine in tow of the prop. Indian, for the purpose of taking part in the approaching regatta. These vessels are both cutter rigged, and are very handsome craft, with an appearance of speed about them. They report the yachts Mosquito, of Lachine, and La Mouette, of Quebec, on their way up.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 17, 1869