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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 28, 1870

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Another severe gale, though in results not in comparison with that of Tuesday, two weeks ago, set in yesterday, and continued to blow with great violence during the afternoon and last night. Several vessels on the lakes, bound down, sustained damage to a more or less extent, but being laden they were able to weather the storm, and arrived in port all right, with the exception of the following, whose respective Captains report the voyage to have been rough, owing to the very heavy sea running, and the force with which the wind caught the closely reefed sails on the open water. The new schooner J.S. Richards, on her first trip from Milwaukee, had her foreboom and gearing entirely carried away; the schooner Mary, from the same place, with a cargo of wheat, lost her fore top-sail, and the schooner Mont Blanc, in getting into position in the harbour, run aground on the Martello tower shoal. The steamer Rochester due here yesterday afternoon, did not arrive up to noon, and the propeller Bristol, bound from St. Catherines to Montreal, with a general cargo, ran into South Bay last night for shelter, with the loss of a portion of her deck load, consisting of several barrels of potash, apples, etc., washed overboard, and her gangways and two places in her starboard side stove in. She touched here today on her way down the St. Lawrence. The Royal mail steamer Magnet from Montreal arrived at 11:30 o'clock last night, and after remaining at her dock until 3 o'clock this morning left for Toronto and Hamilton. Several other instances occurred in connection with the gale, but they are all of minor importance and unworthy of mention. The wharves on the south side of the city were completely deluged, and some of the floors of storehouses were covered with two or three inches of water.

Shipping News - The gale of yesterday and last night hurried a large fleet of vessels into port, and this morning the harbour presented quite a lively aspect to the eye, by the numerous sail and the activity which prevailed among the various craft, the first arrivals having the advantage of unloading and clearing in the same order.

Messrs. Jones & Miller's wharf - The schooner Nevada, from Milwaukee with 18,000 bushels of wheat, and the schooner J.S. Richards, from the same place, with 18,000 bushels do, arrived last night. The barges America and Monica leave this evening for Montreal, with a combined cargo of 22,000 bush wheat.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Arrivals - Schooners New Dominion, from Toledo, with 13,700 bush wheat; Eliza Quinlan, Toronto, 7,339 bush do; C.H. Johnson, Cleveland, 19,600 bush do; prop. Enterprise, St. Catherines, 18,971 bush do; schooner Phalorope, Milwaukee, 16,500 bush wheat; Hattie Howard, Milwaukee, 15,000 bush do; Kate Kelly, Chicago, 16,016 bush do; Amoskeag, Chicago, 15,095 bush do; Mary, Chicago, 14,349 bush do; and Flying Mist, from the same place, 20,000 bush do. The tug Glide leaves this evening for Montreal with four barges in tow, carrying a combined cargo of 50,000 bush wheat.

Messrs. Gurney & Glidden's wharf - The schooners E. Cohen and Industry are now loading here, the former with iron ore for Toledo, and the latter shingle bolts for Oswego. The steam barge Water Lilly (sic - Lily) arrived this morning from Ottawa with a general cargo. Shipment of barley to Oswego during the past week, 20,000 bushels.

Messrs. J. Swift & Co's wharf - The schooner Gazelle, from Oswego, arrived here yesterday laden with a general (cargo).

Messrs. J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - Arrived - The schooners Agnes Hope, from Lake Erie ports, with 14,700 bushels wheat and peas, and Mont Blanc, from Milwaukee, with 20,000 bush do, also the barge Hector, from Montreal, light.

The schooners Goodell (Goddell ?) and Andrew Stephenson, both bound down the river, were anchored at the Water Works Company's wharf.

Marine Railway - The schooner Kate Robinson has been hauled out to undergo repairs, which, however, will not be nearly so extensive as at first calculated.

In Dry Dock - At Detroit, on Thursday, the tug Moore arrived down with the schooner Northern Belle, damaged by collision a short time since in the St. Clair Straits. The tug Clematis also came down with the bark Winona, which had suffered some damage from contact with another vessel in being towed through the Rapids at Port Huron. Both vessels were left at Campbell, Owen & Co's dock for repairs. The Northern Belle was grain loaded for Kingston. The latter will probably be able to continue her voyage tomorrow.

Owen Sound, Oct. 26th - Early this morning while the steamer Waubuno was trying to make McGregor's harbour for shelter was unfortunately struck on a shoal, where she now lies. The steamers Francis Smith and Champion have gone to her assistance.

Race From Toledo - The schooners Dundee and Jane McLeod, both grain laden, have started on a race from Toledo to Kingston. Several bets are staked here by parties interested in the result.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 28, 1870