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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 2, 1870

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p.2 Police Court - two sailors fined for being drunk.


The following vessels, grain laden, from western ports, have arrived in the harbour since the publication of our last report:-

Messrs. Jones & Miller's wharf - The schooner Hercules, 13,361 bush wheat; Dundee, 15,400 do. and Southampton, 15,109 bush., have reached here, all from Toledo. The barge Resolution, with 50 tons pig iron, arrived from Montreal, and the barges Frontenac and Rover leave this evening for the same place with a combined cargo of 13,400 bush wheat.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Arrivals - Barque Jessie Drummond, from Chicago, 20,000 bush wheat; schr J.G. McGrath, Chicago, 12,300 bush do; Mary Grover, Cleveland, 16,400 bush do, and Idaho, Chicago, 15,247 bush do. The tug Glide left for Montreal last evening with six barges in tow, carrying a combined cargo of 60,000 bush wheat.

Messrs. J. Swift & Co's wharf - The steamers Corinthian, St. Helen and Osprey passed down yesterday for Montreal, and the steamers Spartan and Huron up for Toronto and Hamilton. The schooner Ontario, with 82 tons (sic) of coal from Oswego for Swift & Co., arrived and discharged on Monday.

Messrs. J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - Arrived - Schooners Wood Duck from Hamilton with 4,500 bushels wheat; H.P. Murray, Port Dalhousie, 10,200 bush do; Nett Woodward, Port Dover, 11,300 bush do, and Jane McLeod, Toledo, 13,800 bush do. Departures - Barges Thrush, 18,000 bush; Hector, 18,000 bush; Lion, 11,800 bush; Tweed, 10,200 bush, and Lyre, 16,000 bush wheat for Montreal.

Loss of the Propeller Bruno - A telegram from Captain Gaskin, of the Propeller Bruno, belonging to the Montreal Transportation Company, was received here yesterday afternoon to the effect that that vessel had gone ashore on Chantry Island, Lake Huron, while loading grain along Northeast shore. All hands on board escaped; but it is probable the propeller will become a total wreck. She was insured in the Canada Company for $14,000.

The Propeller Brantford - A report was current in the city yesterday that the propeller Brantford bound up with a cargo of general merchandise, had foundered in Lake Ontario. This, however, has proved incorrect, as the Captain telegraphed here today that she arrived at Toronto last evening perfectly safe.

The American propeller Belle P. Cross proceeded from Swift's wharf yesterday up the lake to ascertain the position of the barges lost by her on Monday morning by the lines snapping. The barge Leader, which had the bowsprit and gearing carried away, was found ashore on the head of Simcoe Island, and towed into port this morning in a dangerous condition.

The St. Lawrence, bound up from Montreal with a general cargo, still remains here, unable to proceed further on account of the head wind which has prevailed since the gale of Sunday night and Monday morning.

From the Propeller Shickluna - The barge Stromness was sent from Buffalo to the wreck of the propeller Shickluna on Monday, and succeeded in taking out 4,500 bushels of damaged wheat, consigned to the Western Assurance Company.

New Vessels - The keel of a new vessel has just been laid at Clayton, N.Y. It will be a fore-and-after rigged canal vessel, with timber posts, and qualified to enter the grain or timber trade as required. The dimensions are: Length 128 feet; over all 143 feet; breadth of beam, 26 feet 2 inches; depth of hold, 12 feet.

Port Rowan, Nov. 2nd - The vessel Glad Tidings, of Detroit, at anchor water-logged, lost a boat. Three of the crew floated ashore on planks this morning. The crew are in a starving condition. The vessel is loaded with lumber for Ogdensburg.

The barque Shearwasso is on the beach, four miles above the lighthouse.

The barque W.G. Keith is ashore near the light-house, loaded with wheat for Thorold. She lost one man. The crew were lashed in the rigging for fourteen hours.

There are other wrecks here, but not reported yet.

Goderich, Nov. 2nd - Captain McMullen, of the schooner Arctic, who arrived here this morning reports that on Tuesday at nine o'clock, when about thirty-five miles from Point-aux-Barques, he passed the scow barge J.A. Holton, of Evonona, laden with lumber, water-logged, and no one on board. She was bearing West-North-West. The wind was South-South-West, blowing hard.

Southampton, Nov. 2nd - There was a heavy gale here the day before yesterday. The Bruno is ashore on Chantry Island, partly loaded with barley; she is full of water and lies inside the north pier in nine feet of water.

Erie, Pa., Nov. 1st - The barque Sir E.W. Head, of St. Catherines, Ont., Captain Thomas Read, with a cargo of coal and crew of six men, bound to Toronto, left Cleveland at 2 p.m. on Sunday. She passed here about noon yesterday, leaking badly, and went ashore about 18 miles east of here. At 2 p.m. one of the crew was washed overboard. The captain and rest of the crew took to a boat, and when about half way to the shore the boat was swamped, and three more of the crew were drowned. The names of the lost are: Thomas Ostrom, George Kailts ?, and George Johnston, of St. Catherines, and one man unknown who shipped at Cleveland. It is supposed the vessel will be a total loss. Captain Read reports another vessel wrecked below the Head, and the entire crew supposed to be lost.

Picton, Nov. 1st - The schooner reported ashore on the south side of Salmon Point is the Jessie, of Port Stanley, laden with wheat. She is going to pieces, and the wheat is coming ashore. None of the bodies have come ashore yet. One man can be seen hanging to the rigging. A leather-covered trunk, marked "R.J." with brass nails, came ashore last night; it is supposed to belong to some of the crew.

p.3 Schooner Caroline For Sale - As she now lies at the Grand Trunk Slip, Kingston, with sails, rigging, boat, anchor, chains, etc. on board. Carrying capacity about 100,000 feet of lumber, or 8,000 bushels of grain.

For further particulars apply to Captain Purdy on board the vessel, Messrs. Macdonald & Patton, Barristers, Kingston, or to Osler & Moss, Barristers, Toronto. Nov. 2nd, 1870

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 2, 1870