The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1871

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p.2 Shipping News - At J.H. Henderson's wharf - The Willie Keller cleared for Cleveland with scrap iron and railroad iron. The tug Wren will leave for Montreal this evening with four barges, containing 70,000 bushels of corn and wheat.

The Shipyard - The activity of this establishment appears to be increasing so much so that the proprietors have found it necessary to add to the number of their workmen. The barge Lark has been hauled out, and will be rebuilt from her light water mark up with new decks, beams, etc. The tug Mixer is now ready for launching, and will be committed to the water this evening. The improvements and additions to the tug Norfolk are nearly completed. Her future route has not been yet determined. The new composite steamboat to replace the Pierrepont is rapidly progressing, and her skeleton form already assumes the appearance of a vessel, and it is expected the whole of her frame will be completed by the end of the week.

The steamer Rochester left Carruthers' wharf this afternoon with salt and a general cargo for Picton and Belleville.

At Swift's wharf - The steamer Corinthian passed up last evening, and the steamer Passport and propeller Magnet down this morning.

The propeller Europe from Chicago for Montreal passed down. She touched at Garden Island.

At Gurney and Glidden's - The steam-barge Nile arrived this morning from the Rideau with one barge, containing 3,259,000 shingles for Ogdensburg, and departed for that port. The Hemlock towed up from the Rideau by the Nile cleared for Oswego with 107,000 feet of pine lumber, cleared with her cargo for Cape Vincent. (sic)

At the M.T. Company's wharf - The schr. W.F. Allen arrived this morning from Chicago with 14,500 bush of corn. The schooner Yankee Blade is loading 300 tons of pig iron for Buffalo, and the schr E.B. Allen 300 tons of pig iron for Chicago.

Chicago To England Via San Francisco and The Great Lakes - Yesterday the steamer Europe passed the port from Chicago. She had on board a large number of chests of tea for Liverpool, fifty days from Hong Kong, via San Francisco, and the Pacific Railway to Chicago. The cargo will arrive in Montreal in two days, and will thence at once be shipped for England on board one of the Allan line of steamers, and will probably reach Liverpool in time to have completed the entire distance from China to England in two months. This is the begining of an important future for the St. Lawrence.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1871