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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1872

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p.2 Dangerously Hurt - On Friday last a young man named William Acton, a hand on board the British Lion, met with an accident which it is feared may result in the loss of his life. We understand that while engaged in unloading that vessel's cargo at Garden Island, a heavy stick of timber being raised from the hold suddenly swung round and catching the unfortunate workman, jammed him in a terrible manner against the case surrounding the centreboard. He was extricated from that painful position, and on Saturday was removed to the Kingston Hospital, suffering the most intense agonies. Since writing the above we are told that Acton has died, his injuries being of too severe a nature for him to survive.

Marine News

Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - The schr. Clara White, from Cobourg, with 4,600 bushels of wheat, arrived yesterday; also the barges Cato and Monica with 275 tons of iron ore.

Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - Arrived - Schooner Olive Branch, from Toronto, 7,760 bushels of wheat; barque Jessie Drummond, Milwaukie, 19,280 bushels do.; Hibernia, Toronto, 6,500 bushels wheat; Australia, do., 7,465 bushels do.; Three Friends, do., 6,820 bushels do.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - The following reached here since Saturday evening:- Schooners Sea Gull, Toledo, 13,700 bushels corn; Telegraph, Toledo, 13,530 bush do.; Davder (sic), Chicago, 16,110 bushels do.; Knight Templar, do., 19,560 bushels do.; Hattie Howard, do.; 15,660 bushels do. Departures: Barges Kinghorn, 18,500 bushels corn; Utility, 11,704 bushels do.; Wheat Bin, 20,768 bushels do.; Wanda, 10,576 bushels do.; Advance, 13,750 bushels do.; Relief, 11,974 bushels do.; McCarthy, 14,577 bushels do. in tow of the tugs Charlotte and Glide for Montreal on Saturday evening.

Messrs. James Swift and Company's wharf - Passed up - steamer Magnet and propeller City of Montreal. Passed down - Steamer Corinthian. The schooner Agnes arrived from Oswego with 200 tons of soft coal for Messrs. Swift and Company. The Royal Mail Line of steamers will commence the use of coal this week for firing up in their boilers. A greater degree of speed can be obtained by burning this fuel.

Messrs. Holcomb and Stewart's wharf - Reported by this firm:- Schooners Eliza Quinlan, from Port Hope, 8,900 bushels of peas; O.S. Storrs, Toronto, 9,200 bushels of wheat; White Squall, Toledo, 15,000 bushels of corn; Heather Bell, Hamilton, 8,200 bushels of peas; E. Hall, Port Darlington, 6,849 bushels of peas. The barge Lark, 17,000 bushels of wheat and corn, left on Saturday evening for Montreal, and the barge Swan leaves tomorrow for the same destination with 16,000 bushels of do.

Schr. Centurion - We learn by a despatch to Morgan & Paddock, from Ogdensburg, yesterday, that the schooner Centurion, Capt. George, from Cobourg for Ogdensburg, with a cargo of wheat, went on the islands in Jone's Narrows, near Brockville, and is leaking badly. The cargo is insured in the Phoenix, of New York, and National, of Boston. The tug Joe Mac was sent to her assistance.

Later - A despatch, received today, says the Centurion has been got off and towed to Ogdensburg, where she discharged her cargo. Only about 500 bushels are wet.

Despatch - We think we may confidently assure Western shippers and vessel masters, that there need be no delay in transhipping cargoes at Kingston this season.

The elevators are all in good working order and the barge capacity has been largely increased.

We are informed that the new elevator of the M.T. Co., during the 48 hours, ending on Saturday night last at 10 o'clock, discharged 7 vessels, containing over 100,000 bushels of corn, into 8 barges. We believe this feat in transhipping grain has never been accomplished before in Kingston.

This company expects their second new elevator from Montreal this week, which is expected to be capable of elevating at the rate of 6,000 bushels an hour.

Their transferring and outside business generally is under the able and energetic management of Capt. Gaskin late of the Propellor Bruno - and he makes it move.

Overboard - On Saturday afternoon last, while the tug John Bright was passing down the river, opposite Milton Island, one of her crew (the cook) fell overboard. The tug was instantly put about, and notwithstanding there was a heavy sea running - yet owing to the coolness of mind and good judgement of Capt. Fuller, who was at the wheel - he was picked up and safe on board inside of five minutes from the time of the accident.

Port Colborne, May 25th - Down:- Schooners Union Jack, Port Huron, Kingston, staves; Ontario of Montreal, Port Huron, Kingston, staves; Ontario of Montreal, Port Huron, Kingston, staves; Iroquois, Bay Creek, Oswego, hoops; Clyde, Pigeon Bay, Kingston, timber; Senator Blood, Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, wheat; Sweden, Bear Creek, Kingston, timber; propeller Brocklin, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schooner Miami Belle, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Nevada, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; Jennie Mullen, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Granada, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Ellin Theresa, Port Ryerse, Welland, lumber; Westside, Chicago, Oswego, corn; S.J. Suff, Whitehall, Ogdensburg, lumber; Ontario of Goderich, Goderich, Kingston, salt and wheat; Meteor, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; John A. Macdonald, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Thomas Simms, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Helen, Tyrconnell, Kingston, staves; Gastens (Gaskin ?), Chicago, Kingston, corn; Thomas Small, Chicago, Ogdensburg, oats; propeller Michigan, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schooner Tailor; White Cloud, bark Cecilia up; Czar, propeller Georgian, Montreal, Port Ryerse, gen. cargo;

Akron, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo; Main, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; schooner Republic, Cape Vincent, Cleveland, iron ore; Midnight, Port Colborne, Erie, light; Dunham, Trinidad, Trenton, brig Hercules, schooner G. Mullison.

At the elevator - schooner Queen of the Lakes, James Garrett, Gariner, Montcalm.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1872