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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 14, 1870

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Jones & Miller's wharf - The prop Enterprise, from Port Dalhousie, with 20,000 bush wheat, arrived yesterday, and had her cargo discharged into the barge Frontenac, which leaves this evening for Montreal. The barge Cato, laden with staves, also leaves this evening in tow of one of the Government steamers for Quebec.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - The prop Bruno, with 13,000 bush wheat, 200 bbls pork, and 188 bundles of broom corn, reached here from Milwaukee; the barque Arabia, with 19,000 bush of wheat from Chicago; prop Bruno is now loading 300 tons of pig iron, 200 tons for Buffalo, and 100 for Dunkirk, and the barque Cambria and Arabia will take in, the former 200 tons pig iron and the latter salt, for the return cargoes to Chicago.

Gurney & Glidden's wharf - The schrs Gibson, for Cleveland, with 320 tons iron ore, and Industry, Oswego, 65,000 feet lumber, sailed today. The tug Francis and 4 barges, left light, yesterday afternoon, and the steam barge Kitty Friel, which arrived light, this morning, from Cape Vincent, departs today with 3 car loads of coal oil, consigned to various places on the Rideau Canal.

James H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The schr J.G. McGrath, with 12,500 bush wheat, and Delos de Wolf, with 17,000 bush do, arrived yesterday from Milwaukee. The barge Thrush leaves for Montreal tonight, with 18,000 bush wheat.

James Swift & Co's wharf - The props Bristol and Huron, wind bound since yesterday noon, left this morning for Hamilton, and the steamer Rochester, which had to return on account of the gale on the lake, for Charlotte and Oswego.

Lake Freight - Chicago, Oct. 11th - Quite an active demand existed for grain vessels on 'change yesterday, and as only a fair number were offered, rates were 1c to 1 1/2 c higher, ranging at 7c for wheat; 6c for barley; and 4 1/2c for oats by sail to Buffalo; 7 1/2c on wheat and 6 1/2c on barley by steam.

Detroit, Oct. 11th - There was a moderate demand for vessels, and rates are firm without quotable change.

Toledo, Oct. 11th - The scarcity of vessels continues; not a single craft being now in port. Wheat 8c to Oswego and the port of Kingston.

Milwaukee, Oct. 11th - There was another advance in grain freight today owing to the scarcity of vessels. Wheat to Oswego 11c.

The Rideau Route - The passenger steamer City of Ottawa, which formerly plied between Kingston and Ottawa, is now running on the St. Lawrence, from Cornwall to Montreal. We understand that a steamer of lighter draught will replace her on the Rideau Canal route next season, the same service being now temporarily supplied by the steam barge Nile.

Welland Canal - About a dozen vessels, wheat and timber laden, passed through the Welland Canal on Wednesday and Thursday consigned to Kingston.

Gale On The Lake - Two or three steamers and a couple of schooners, bound up, were delayed here yesterday afternoon and last night in consequence of a brisk gale which prevailed on Lake Ontario.

Quick Run - The schooner J.G. McGrath with a cargo of grain from the Welland Canal, left Port Dalhousie on Wednesday at 1 p.m. and arrived here yesterday morning at 8 a.m. making the entire run in the extraordinary time of 19 hours.

New Lighthouses - (part) A new and very important lighthouse was recently erected on Lonely Island in the Georgian Bay, and we learn from the Marine Department that it was lighted for the first time on the 1st inst. It can be seen for a distance of twenty miles, and will be a great accommodation to the trade at present existing, and will be doubly valuable when our north western trade via Fort William becomes thoroughly established. [Ottawa Times]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 14, 1870