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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1872

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p.2 Marine News

Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - Arrived since last report - Schooners Three Friends, from Toronto, 6,829 bushels of corn; Australia, from Toronto, 7,500 bushels spring wheat; Garibaldi, do., 8,200 bushels corn; propeller Enterprise, Port Dalhousie, 13,948 bush do. No departures.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - The schr. Arctic, from Toledo, arrived here yesterday with 14,872 bushels corn. The schr. Idaho loaded and left for Chicago with 380 tons of railroad iron at $1 gold, f.o.b.

Messrs. James Swift and Company's wharf - Passed Up - Steamers and Osprey. Passed down - Steamer Spartan and propeller Scotia. The steamer Louisa arrived from Ottawa this morning with passengers and general cargo. She left on her return trip this afternoon.

Messrs. Holcomb and Stewart's wharf - The schooner E. Hall reached here from Port Hope yesterday with 6,100 bushels of wheat. The propeller City of Chatham, from Milwaukee, lightened 6,000 bushels of corn and thence proceeded to Montreal. The barge Annie left last evening for Montreal with 13,000 bushels of peas and wheat and 400 barrels of flour.

The Long Sault - The Canadian Navigation Company's Royal Mail steamers commenced running the Long Sault Rapids on Saturday - having avoided them in consequence of the low water so far this season.

The schooner Caledonia, in a damaged condition, was sold at the Court House, Belleville, under power of mortgage, for the sum of $2,925. Capt. Butler, of Cobourg, was the purchaser. The Caledonia is now at the shipyards of Messrs. Rathbun, Mill Point, where she is to be thoroughly repaired.

Port of Chicago, May 16th - Cleared - Prop Cleveland, Ogdensburg, 10,000 bushels corn; schr. Camanche, Kingston, 19,226 bushels corn; schr. Morning Light, Kingston 14,434 bushels corn.

Port Colborne, May 20th - The following passed down - Schr. Corsican, Toledo, Kingston, corn; prop. Ocean, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo; barque British Lion, Toledo, Kingston, timber; schr. Jessie McDonald, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; prop. Lowell, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; prop. Cleveland, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; barge H. Banson, Merchant's Bay, Prescott, timber; barge S. Manley, Merchant's Bay, Prescott, timber; barge Russell, Merchant's Bay, Prescott, timber; tug Matamoras, Prescott, timber; schrs. J.B. Penfield, Toledo, Kingston, corn; M.L. Breck, Toledo, Kingston, timber; barge Saginaw, Bay City, Bath, timber; barge M.B. Spauding, Bay City, Bath, timber; tug Mayflower, Bay City, Bath, timber; schrs. Lyman Casey, Bismarck.

Up - Schr. Wm. Lewis, Senator, Stalker, brig Montezuma, prop Europe, schrs. J.H. Hartzell, Almira, props. Mary Ward, Montreal, Chatham, Oswego; Argyle, Montrea, Chicago, gen. cargo; Lawrence, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; Granite State; schrs. Helen, Kingston, Tyrconnel; D. Freeman, Cobourg, Cleveland, iron ore; Hungarian.

The ice has drifted in blocking up the harbour yesterday and today, so that vessels could not enter. The propellers and tugs had some difficulty in getting in. A channel has been made this evening, and vessels are coming in freely. A large fleet is outside.

Garden Island, May 21st - Arrived last evening - Schooner D.M. Foster, from Bay City, with staves.

Queen's Birthday - Pleasure Excursion - on steamer Watertown to Cape Vincent.

p.3 Customs Imports - 18th - Schr. Ostrich, Chicago, M.T. Co., 19,000 bush corn.

Schr. Idaho, Toledo, M.T. Co., 16,260 bush corn.

Str. Watertown, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

Schr. E. Cohen, Toledo, M.T. Co., 13,187 bush corn.

May 20th - Schr. Jane McLeod, Toledo, M.T. Co., 14,072 bush corn.

Schr. Pride of America, Chicago, M.T. Co., 21,000 bush corn.

Schr. Charlotte Raab, Chicago, M.T. Co., 113,372 bush corn. (sic)

p.4 A large new ferry boat, 240 feet in length, with three parallel tracks, giving room for 21 cars, and to cost $130,000 is to be constructed this summer for the Canada Southern Railway, by Messrs. Jenking, of Windsor, for the purpose of ferrying the company's cars at Amherstburg to and from the American shore.

-Pleasure seekers who take in the Thousand Islands and the St. Lawrence River in their summer trips, will be pleased to learn that the gentlemanly purser of the Passport, Barney McCoy, has been promoted to the command of a steamer. As a reward for his faithfulness, the Canadian Navigation Company have assigned to Capt. McCoy the steamer Banshee, and he is now engaged at Charlotte in fitting out his vessel and the steamers Abyssinian, Athenian and Champion for the summer season. Barney has served in all capacities on a steamer, and by his indomitable perseverance and attention to duties has deservedly reached the top round of the ladder.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1872