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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1872

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p.1 Customs Imports - May 11th - Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)

Schr. D. Freeman, Port Dalhousie, Coulthurst & Macphie, 12,048 bush corn.

Schr. Jennie Mullen, Toledo, Coulthurst & Macphie, 13,060 bush corn.

13th - Schr. Augusta, Toledo, M.T. Co., 20,218 bush corn.

Schr. Mary Merritt, Chicago, M.T. Co., 21183 bush corn.

Schr. Enterprise, Port Dalhousie, Coulthurst & Macphie, 19,597 bush corn.

Schr. W.H. Oades, Toledo, Coulthurst & Macphie, 15,000 bush corn.

Str. Watertown, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo).

14th - Per steamer Hamilton, Fenwick, Hendry & Co., 60 bbls vinegar, 250 bxs starch.

-letter to editor regarding yesterday's letter about harbour improvements.

Compromised - The strike of the scowmen has ceased - the difficulty between them and the wood contractors has been satisfactorily compromised by a slight advancement of the rate of freight, and the "mosquito" fleet has sailed for the Rideau Canal.

p.2 Manufactures & The Harbour - an editorial.

Marine News - Messrs. James Swift and Company's wharf - The schooner (sic) Louise, from Ottawa, with a general cargo, arrived yesterday afternoon. She left for the Rideau Canal in the evening. The Royal Mail Steamer Kingston passed up from Montreal last night, and the steamer Magnet and propeller Dominion passed down from Hamilton this morning. The M. and O. Forwarding Company's steamer Alice arrived from Montreal last night, and departed for Ottawa today.

Messrs. Holcomb and Stewart's wharf - The propeller Scotia, from Chicago, arrived here last night and lightened 753 barrels of pork. The propeller China, from Toledo, lightened during the night 5,200 bushels of corn and then proceeded to Montreal with the balance. The tug Wren and four barges left for Montreal with a combined cargo of 60,000 bushels of corn, wheat and peas.

Harbour Matters - The tug Morey says the Oswego Advertiser is lively after all her disasters. She brought in seventeen vessels on Monday. The same afternoon the three masted schooner American arrived here, having just escaped from the ice. Some time last fall she was beached near Sacketts Harbour and afterwards drawn off and left in the ice, where she has remained all winter. She is owned by Asa Wilcox, of Three Mile Point, and run by Captain Becker.

The Propeller China - This splendid craft is attracting the admiration of the nautical community at every port she has entered. As a carrier she is a complete success, having passed through the Welland Canal with 19,400 bushels of corn from Toledo, drawing only a little over 9 feet of water. The Hamilton Times gives expression to a high and well deserved eulogium on the principle of build, her fine proportions and general appearance. But in so doing it endeavours to attach all the credit to that city, because one of the China's owners resides there; whereas a little commendation and praise is due to Kingston, (Captain Patterson living here) especially to Messrs. Power and Company Marine Railway, who designed and built her. The Times says that the China is the usual propeller style, with the exception that she is extra strongly and staunchly built, there being one half more bolts than is required by the lake underwriters. Owing to this fact she is allowed two years extra class - in other words that she will remain A-1 for seven years. The China has engines of the latest design of 90 horsepower. She cost $32,000 and runs on the "Western Express Line."

Remarkable - There was only one schooner in the harbour this morning - the Caroline Marsh. The large fleet, grain laden, which arrived in the beginning of the week, were all discharged, and took advantage of the favourable wind of last night by sailing for western ports.

Ashore - A despatch, says the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, to Messrs. D.P. Dobbins & Son, from Kingston, Ont., yesterday, says that the schr. Portland run ashore in the river three miles from here.

Low Water - The Mail steamer Magnet and Corsican tried to run down the Galloop Rapids, but on account of the low water, were forced to turn back and take the canal at Iroquois. The river was never known before to be so low there at this season of the year. [Toronto Globe]

Port of Chicago, May 10th - Cleared - The barque Wm. Hoyne, Kingston, 19,375 bushels corn; schooner White Squall, Kingston, 15,000 bush corn.

Marine Railway - The schooner Mary O'Gorman, which ran ashore near Oak Orchard last fall, was hauled out today for general repairs. The tug Lady Franklin and steam barge Hemlock are on the ways. The former is receiving new decks, cabin and wheel; the latter overhauling. The three new barges for Messrs. Chaffey and Brothers are being pushed forward rapidly.

The Steamer Maud - This beautiful passenger steamer, built at the Marine Railway for Mr. C.F. Gildersleeve, to run on the route between Kingston and Picton, left here on her first trip of the season today.

Port Colborne, May 14th - Down - Schr. M. Drayton, Toledo, Cape Vincent, corn; prop Buckeye, do., Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

Up - Schrs. Mediator, Ada Medora; props Brooklyn, Defiance, Young America; steam barge Glasgow, schr. Eureka, prop Akron, barge Mariner, schrs. Rush, Florence, Summit, brig Sea Gull, sch. M.L. Collins, barque Monarch, schr. J.B. Penfield.

A New Method of Sounding - The captain of the schooner D. Freeman, a man of considerable length, fell from that vessel into the wharf yesterday at the end of Messrs. Coulthurst & Macphie's wharf, and - stood on bottom. Let Alderman Allen take note of this.

The Harbour - Alderman Allen's party of "Marine Surveyors" were out yesterday again, sounding the depth of the harbour. It is rumoured that they propose to sketch a chart in which efforts they would certainly have the interests of the city at heart. By all means let us have it.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1872