The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 9, 1871

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p.2 Shipping News - The advance of the fall grain fleet has arrived in port and already the forwarders' wharves display the signs of renewed activity. Over forty grain vessels are reported on their way down, and it is estimated that there are over a million bushels of wheat and corn already afloat. The season promises to be an unusually busy one.

At the M.T. Company's wharf the following arrived yesterday and today:- The schooner Everleigh, from Cleveland, with 9,010 bushels; the G.W. Holt, from Cleveland, with 16,975 bushels wheat; the Marysburgh, from Toledo, with 11,330 bushels wheat; the Agnes Hope, with 15,245 bushels corn; the J.S. Richards, from Milwaukee, with 18,000 bushels wheat; the J.J. McGrath, with 13,220 bushels wheat, from Toledo; and the propeller Acadia, from Toledo, lightened 3,616 bushels corn. The tug Glide arrived from Montreal, with three light barges, and will leave again this evening with six, laden with 58,000 bushels of wheat and corn. The schooner Everleigh is loading 214 tons of pig iron for Buffalo.

At J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf the bark Jessie Scarth left this morning for Chicago with 200 tons pig iron and 150 tons bulk salt. The bark Jessie Drummond is loading 100 tons of pig iron for Milwaukee, and will leave this evening.

At Carruthers' wharf the steamers Rochester, City of Ottawa, and Norfolk, loaded groceries for their respective destinations. The steamer Picton arrived from Oswego and landed 500 bags corn meal and a number of kegs of prunes.

At Swift's wharf two excursions left this morning - the steamer Picton with the members of the Vincent de St. Paul Society, for Belleville, and steamer Norfolk with the Good Templars for Simcoe Island. The steamers Athenian and Spartan passed down, and the Corsican up this morning. The steamer Passport is reported, and will pass up this evening.

At Gurney and Glidden's wharf the Waterlily left last night for the Rideau, light, and the Nile will leave this evening in the same condition. The sloops Cora and Shannon are loading shingle bolts for Oswego. The schooner G.W. Holt is loading iron ore for Cleveland. The tug Elswood arrived from the Rideau with three barges - two laden with iron ore, and one with lumber. The schooner Gazelle left with cordwood for Toronto this morning.

The Cornwall Lock Repaired - Lock No. 15, at Cornwall, is so far repaired as to permit the transit of the regular mail line of steamers, the Corsican having passed through this morning, and the Passport this afternoon. The repairs will be fully completed today.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 9, 1871