The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 4, 1871

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p.2 Shipping News - The port is at present crowded with grain vessels, and the forwarders have all they can do to meet the calls upon their resources. It is estimated that there are over a half million bushels of grain afloat in the harbour at present, and still it comes. Grain carrying vessels are at present receiving very remunerative rates for freights.

At the Montreal Transportation Company's wharf there arrived the S. Robinson, from Chicago, with 15,229 bushels wheat; the Princess Alexandria, from Hamilton, with 11,490 bushels wheat; and the Arabia, from Chicago, with 20,197 bushels corn. The tug Bronson will leave this evening with six barges, laden with 80,000 bushels wheat and corn.

At J.H. Henderson Co's wharf have arrived the Tecumseth, from Chatham, with 12,000 bushels wheat; the G.D. Norris, from Chicago, with 17,000 bushels wheat; and the James Platt, with 23,000 bushels of wheat from Milwaukee. The schooner Louise is loading iron ore for Cleveland at $1.50, gold, f.o.b., and will leave tonight. The tug Victory will leave tonight with three barges laden with 40,000 bushels wheat and corn.

At Carruthers' wharf the schooner Jessie Brown arrived from Milford with a cargo of apples. The steamer Picton took on board 150 barrels of salt for Picton.

At Swift's wharf the Picton, Scotia and Osprey passed up. The steamer City of Ottawa left yesterday for Montreal, where she will remain, and her place on the Rideau route will be filled by the steamer Louise, which has been altered and improved to meet the requirements of the Rideau canal trade. The Ben Folger arrived from Cleveland with a cargo of coal, which she is engaged in unloading; the Lafayette Cook also arrived from the same port with coal.

The propeller Dromedary is at present on the ways at the shipyard repairing after her late accident. The Dromedary left this port on the morning of the 23rd ultimo, laden with 14,000 bushels wheat, bound for Montreal. The captain and crew left the vessel at Kingston in consequence of some difficulty with the owner, and the vessel left the port in charge of a pilot taken on at this port. The vessel by some mistake was sunk at Cross Over Lights, near Brockville. The greater portion of a cargo is said to have been damaged.

Police Court - man charged by owner of a barge with threatening to scuttle the vessel with an auger.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 4, 1871