The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 20, 1871

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p.2 The Pierrepont - Mr. Kinghorn's new steamer is fast progressing towards completion, and it is anticipated that she will be able to get up steam tomorrow. She is at Messrs. Davidson and Doran's wharf, and no delay has been experienced with respect to her machinery; but the firm complains of experiencing difficulty in procuring joiners for that part of the work which has somewhat retarded its progress.


At the Montreal Transportation Company's wharf have arrived the Dundee from Toledo with 16,000 bushels wheat; the H.P. Murray, from Sandusky, with 10,000 bushels wheat; the Great Western, with 10,502 bushels of corn from Cleveland; and the Jessie Drummond, from Milwaukee, with 20,000 bushels wheat. The tug Glide will leave this evening with five barges containing 75,000 bushels wheat.

At J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf the schooner Annandale is loading 400 tons of railway rails for Hamilton.

At the shipyard the old steamer Magnet has been in progress of conversion into a grain barge and is now completed and ready for freight. Her decks are new, several new knees have been added, and she has been otherwise strengthened so as to make of her a first-class grain barge.

At Swift's wharf the schooner J. Stevenson left last night for Montreal with a cargo of flour and pork. The Picton arrived last night from Oswego. The steamers Kingston, Abyssinian and Banshee passed up last night, the last named to lay up for the season at Charlotte, and the Corinthian this morning. The Athenian has gone to Charlotte to lay up for the season.

At Gurney and Glidden's wharf the Charlotte Rabb left last night with 100 tons iron ore for Cleveland at 80c., A.C.

Towed In - The water-logged barque Stevens was towed down stern foremost to Garden Island last evening by Messrs. Calvin & Breck's steamer William. She will unload her cargo there. The cause of her condition was a collision with the schooner Miami, which vessel ran into the Stevens, knocking a hole into her bows.

Grain Barge For Sale - capable of carrying 16,000 bushels of grain on 9 foot draft. Apply at the Marine Railway, Ontario St. Sept. 20th (old Magnet ? - ed.)

Notice To Contractors - tenders called: for construction of a mooring wharf and deepening the harbour of Port Dalhousie; for lightening the East Bank of the "Deep Cut" between Allanburgh and Port Robinson; for deepening and enlarging the harbour at Port Colborne.

Dep't of Public Works 16th Sept.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 20, 1871