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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 30, 1871

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p.2 Shipping News - At J.H. Henderson's wharf - The schooner Tecumseth arrived this morning from Port Elgin with 12,200 bushels of wheat.

At Swift's wharf - The steamers Athenian and Kingston passed down this morning. The steamer Louise arrived this morning from Ottawa, and left again this afternoon to return.

At Gurney & Glidden's wharf - The steam barge arrived last night from the Rideau with two barges. Their cargo consisted of lumber and shingles, destined for Ogdensburgh, for which port they left this morning. The steam barge Waterlilly left last night for the Rideau with one light barge.

The Steamer Louise - The Ottawa steamer Louise is now running very regularly, and making excellent time. The defect under which she was labouring, of a crack in her boiler, has been remedied, and proves to have been the main cause of her first irregularity in running. It appears that no difficulty is now experienced in steering the vessel, a great complaint at first, and her speed comes fully up to expectations. As an instance of her speed the last trip is an example. She left Ottawa at seven o'clock yesterday morning, and after touching at Westport, which would add two hours additional to her time, arrived here at ten o'clock this morning; this included stoppages as usual at the various places on the route, and is perhaps the quickest time in which the trip has ever been made. There are some alterations in progress connected with her cabin arrangements, which, when completed, will leave nothing to be desired for passengers' comfort, and a trip to Ottawa by the romantic route will, no doubt, ultimately become one of the fashionable annual relaxations of the day. Captain Ryan, Mr. __, the purser of the boat, and Mr. Joe Reed, the pilot, are pleasant and sociable in manners, and take pleasure in directing the attention of passengers to the different points of interest on the route.

At the M.T. Company's wharf - The following arrived yesterday afternoon and evening. The schooner W.B. Ogden, from Milwaukee, with 17,000 bushels; the schooner Annandale, from Chicago, with 12,835 bushels; the schooner Robinson, from Chicago, with 15,436 bushels; the schooner Brooklyn, from Milwaukee, with 18,000 bushels; the schooner Portland, with 23,202 bushels from Milwaukee, and the schooner Union Jack, from Chicago, with 13,774 bushels, all wheat. The Annandale is loading pig iron for Buffalo.

Dresden, June 30th - The new upper cabin steamer Alex. Watson, owned by Messrs. Watson and Weston, of Dresden, took fire last evening when about 300 feet from Lambton dock, and was consumed, nothing being saved. No lives were lost. She was partially insured. Her loss will be felt, not only by her owners, but by all in this place.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 30, 1871