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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1872

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p.2 Harbour Improvements - A special meeting of the Board of Trade was held at the Custom House on Saturday evening to consider the draft memorial to the Government concerning the improvement of the harbour. Several alterations were made in the phraseology of the document, which were afterwards approved by the Mayor and ordered to be engrossed. The deputation intend waiting on the members of the Government tomorrow. The Mayor, Alderman Allen and Alderman Sullivan, Mr. Simpson and Col. Cameron left this afternoon. Mr. William Harty left on Saturday. Mr. Livingston, President of the Board of Trade, and Mr. Kinghorn hope to leave tonight.

Marine News

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - The following vessels arrived since Saturday morning:- The schooners Idahoe, from Toledo, 16,260 bushels of corn; Ostrich, Chicago, 19,000 bushels of corn; Cohen, Toledo, 13,157 bushels of corn; Pride of America, Chicago, 21,000 bushels of corn; Jane McLeod, Toledo, 14,072 bushels do.; Charlotte Rush, Chicago, 13,372 bushels do. Departed per tug Glide on Saturday evening:- Barge Royal Oak, 14,060 bushels of corn; Frank, 10,280 bushels do.; Crosby, 8,506 bushels do.; Waverly, 11,533 bushels of wheat; Gazelle, 6,500 bushels of peas.

Richardson's wharf - The schr. Richardson is loading grain here for Oswego.

Messrs. James Swift and Company's wharf - Passed up on Saturday evening:- Propeller America and steamer Magnet, and the Corsican, bound in the same direction, yesterday. The steamer Corinthian passed down on Sunday morning.

Messrs. Holcomb and Stewart's wharf - The schooner Homeward Bound arrived from Newcastle with 3,543 bushels of peas, 2,050 bushels of wheat, and 400 barrels of flour. The barge Hawk left for Montreal on Saturday evening with 10,000 bushels of peas and corn, and 350 barrels of pork.

Rescued - The brig Henry Rooney, which went ashore near Fairpoint last fall, was brought into Cleveland Sunday morning. The wrecking steamer Magnet has been at work at her for some time.

A Vessel Capsized - The schooner Star of the North, laden with railroad ties, which passed down on Saturday, was struck by a heavy squall on the evening of that date while near Point au Pelee, which capsized her, the crew barely escaping with their lives. The vessel is owned in Chicago, by C.J. Magill, and was built in Cleveland in 1854. The greater portion of her cargo will probably be a total loss.

Sunk - A vessel lies with her foremast head above water, and foretopmast carried away, midway distant between Kelly's Island and Marble Head. It is supposed that she was sunk some time during Friday night.

Port Colborne, May 17th - The following passed down:- Schr. S.H. Lathrop, Toledo, Ogdensburg, lumber; bark Arctic, do., Kingston, corn; schrs. Marysburg, Port Burwell, Oshawa, lumber; Sultan, Cleveland, Port Hope, coal; Trenton, Toledo, Oswego, corn; brig Hercules, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; prop. Akron, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. D.M. Foster, Bay City, Kingston, staves; prop City of New York, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen cargo; schrs. Maria Annette, Augusta; C.C. Trowbridge; barks Carrier, Tempest; schrs. H.P. Murray, Grenada, Oswego, Sandusky, salt; Magdala, Kingston, Toledo, light; Antelope, Cobourg, Cleveland, iron ore; prop City of London, Montreal, Port Stanley, gen. cargo; schrs Maize, Oswego, Toledo, salt; Light Guard, Oswego, Detroit, pig iron; F. Simms, Oswego, Toledo, light; Yankee Blade, Oswego, Chicago, light; Northern Belle, Miami Belle, Tailor, Olive Branch, bark Mary Merritt. Wind northeast.

Port Colborne, May 18th - Down - Schrs. Ayr, Bay City, Kingston, timber; S. Mollison, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; props Young America, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; City of Montreal, Chatham, Kingston, gen. cargo; City of Chatham, Chatham, Montreal, gen. cargo; Schrs. New Dominion, of Port Burwell, Port Elgin, Kingston, wheat; Annandale, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Hannah, Oswego, corn; King Sisters, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; Orion, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Rockaway, Cleveland, Toronto, coal.

Up:- Schrs. Antelope, Light Guard, W.G. Grant, Granada, Maize; props City of London, Oswegatchie, L. Shickluna; barks Canada and J.C. Woodruff; schrs. Babineau & Gaudry, J. Mullen, Wm. Raynor, Phalanrope, C.J. Jeffrey, M. Stalker, and Senator.

At elevator - Schr. Atmosphere; brig U.U. Standard.

In Harbour - Tug Moore.

Garden Island, May 18th - No vessels arrived or departed since last report. A young French Canadian raftsman, by the name of Ferdinand Lalonde, had his leg broken this morning while at work. He has been taken to the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1872