The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 4, 1869

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p.2 Barge On Fire - About three o'clock on Sunday morning, the barge Ontario, owned by Messrs. Chaffey & Bro., and lying outside the railway track below the Cataraqui Bridge, was discovered to be on fire. She had been towed there on Saturday afternoon by the tug Elswood, and it was supposed that some sparks had fallen from the pipe of the tug among the wood, (there being about forty cords piled on her) which smouldered in some rotten log until early in the morning, when they burst into flames. A portion of the fire brigade was on hand but could render no assistance with their engines. Subsequently a body of the police arrived with lanterns, some wood was thrown off, and the boat scuttled in about twelve feet of water. Policemen Porter and Hoyle with great exertions rescued two men who had fallen overboard while endeavouring to reach the fire.

Shipping News - M.T. Company's wharf - The schrs New Dominion, from Cleveland, with 11,000 bush wheat; Emery, Toledo, 13,000 bush do; Rutherford, Toledo, 15,500 bush do; Missing Light, Chicago, 14,000 bush do; Sir Edmund Head, do, 14,000 bush do; Baltimore, Milwaukee, 20,600 bush do; and barque Montmorency, Chicago, 15,800 bush do, arrived during Saturday night and Sunday morning.

The prop Dalhousie, from Dalhousie, arrived here on Saturday with 16,500 bush wheat, and the tug Glide left the same day with four barges in tow, carrying a combined cargo of 55,000 bush wheat for Montreal.

J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The sch Filmore from Chicago reached this wharf on Saturday afternoon with a cargo of 17,300 bush wheat.

Gurney & Glidden report arrival of Wave Crest, from Oswego, light, which will leave again this evening for Cleveland with iron ore, also the sch Richardson will leave this evening for Oswego with a cargo of barley. The tug Swan arrived from the Rideau this morning, having in tow one barge loaded with lumber, and one with wood.

Swift & Co's wharf - The steamer Kingston passed down yesterday morning, and the Magnet up in the evening. The prop Bristol touched yesterday afternoon on her way to Montreal, and the sloop Vision left this morning for Oswego, with barley.

Charter - J.H. Henderson & Co. report the charter of the Jessie Drummond to Chicago with bag salt at 10 cents per bag f.o.b.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 4, 1869