p.2 SHIPPING NEWS
The schooner Azov and barque Robert Gaskin, both grain laden, are reported to have sailed from Chicago on the 12th instant for Kingston.
The steamers Osprey and Passport, detained at Swift's wharf yesterday by the gale on the lake, left this morning for Toronto and Hamilton, and the steamer Kingston, due upwards last evening, arrived today, and also left for the west.
The harbour now presents a somewhat dull appearance, very little movement in shipping being in progress. Two of the Royal Mail steamers go into winter quarters next week, which time will probably be the close of business for 1870.
Aground - A telegram from Presqu'isle states that the schooner Alpha, laden with coal, while lying at that port, dragged her anchor and grounded on the bar. The cargo will have to be lightened before she can be taken off.
New Vessel - A handsome new canal vessel, named the E. Fitzgerald, has just been built by Messrs. Fitzgerald & Leighton, the well known shipbuilders of Port Huron, and made her first trip to Milwaukee. Her dimensions are as follows:- Length, 134 feet; breadth of beam, 25 feet 9 inchesl; depth of hold, 11 feet 1 inch; measurement, 297 84/100 tons.
U.S. Tax on Vessels - The Solicitor General of the United States has given his opinion that the proprietors of coasting vessels, and vessels running upon rivers and inland lakes, engaged in the carrying and delivering money, valuable papers or any articles for pay, whose gross receipts therefrom exceed $1,000 per annum, are liable to a special tax of $10, and the Attorney General has confirmed that opinion.
Movement of Grain - The eastward movement of grain from Chicago, Milwaukee and Toledo for Kingston for the week ending Nov. 12th amounted to 73,494 bushels of wheat, and 11,913 bushels of corn.