The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 10, 1870

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p.2 Died - At Millpoint, on Oct. 9th, William George Yeomans, shipbuilder, aged 33 years. The remains will leave Millpoint tomorrow at 9 a.m. for Cataraqui Cemetery.

Shipments of Military Stores - on Corinthian, Spartan and Magnet.

The Steamer Empress - The hull of the old steamer Empress was towed on Saturday from the Queen street wharf to Garden Island, and anchored in shallow water according to tender.


The shipping business, after a lull of about two weeks, has again revived, and promises, according to accounts, to be very brisk for the remainder of the season. Several vessels arrived during Saturday night and Sunday, and a number of them have been already chartered for return cargoes.

Messrs. Jones & Miller's wharf - The schrs C.G. Mixer, from Chicago, with 17,000 bushels of wheat, and H.P. Murray, from Chatham, laden with staves reached here, the former on Saturday and the latter yesterday. The barge Stadacona leaves this evening for Montreal, in tow of one of the government steamers, with a combined cargo of 17,000 bushels of wheat and a quantity of staves.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Arrived since Saturday morning - Schrs Smith and Post, Chicago, 14,000 bushels of wheat; John McGee, Milwaukee, 18,171 bushels do.; barque Alexander, Chicago, 19,171 bushels do.; barque Cambria, Chicago, 20,000 bushels do. The prop Dalhousie touched on Saturday and lightened 3,305 bushels of wheat before proceeding to Montreal. The tug Elfin cleared this morning for Montreal with three barges in tow, carrying a combined cargo of 40,000 bushels of wheat.

Gurney and Glidden's wharf - The tug Elswood and three barges, and steam barge Kitty Friel, arrived from Cape Vincent today, and left for the Rideau Canal, light. The tug Swan and two barges, with 100 cords hard wood, transhipped from the schr Industry, which arrived from Oswego on Saturday, left at noon for Merrickville. The schr Dutchman and Saucy Jack are loading lumber for Oswego.

James Swift & Co's wharf - The steam barge Nile arrived from Ottawa, light. She leaves again this evening for the same place with a general cargo. The regular steamers touched on their way down this morning.

Grand Trunk wharf - The schrs Gazelle and Wave Crest, with lumber from Port Hope, are unloading here.

Messrs. J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - Arrived - The schr George J. Whitney, and barque Gibraltar, from Milwaukee, the former with 32,000 bush, and the latter with 17,000 bush wheat. The propeller Mary Ward, lighted 3,000 bush wheat before proceeding to Montreal. The schr Mary Grover, with 225 tons pig iron for Cleveland, at $1 American currency; barque Mary Jane, 300 tons do, for Chicago, at $1 gold, and barque Cavalier, a cargo of bag salt, at 10 c per bag, all sail from this wharf this afternoon and evening. The barges Robin and Tweed leave tonight for Montreal, with 30,000 bush wheat combined.

Notice To Contractors - Sealed Tenders, addressed to the undersigned, endorsed "Tender for Lake Harbor Works," will be received at this office until Thursday, the 24th day of November next, for improvements at the following mentioned places:-

At Chantry Island, Lake Huron, the construction of a Breakwater and Beacon of Crib Work.

At Goderich, Lake Huron, the Dredging and Pier work necessary to form a new entrance channel to the Harbour, and the enlargement of the Inner Basin.

At Rond Eau, Lake Erie, the enlargement of the Channel, deepening a portion of the Basin, and the construction of Entrance Piers, etc.

Plans and specifications of the respective works can be seen at this office, or at the Custom House, Goderich, on and after Monday the 7th day of November next, where printed forms of Tender can also be obtained.

Tenders may be sent in for the works at one or all of the places; but they must in all cases be made out in strict accordance with the printed forms.

The signatures of two solvent reliable persons, residents of the Dominion, willing to become sureties for the due fulfilment of the contract, must be attached to each Tender.

This Department does not, however, bind itself to accept the lowest or any Tender.

By order, F. Braun, Secretary

Department of Public Works, Ottawa, 5th October, 1870.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 10, 1870