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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 19, 1872

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p.2 Marine News

Messrs. Jones and Miller's Wharf - The schooner Valentine, from Toledo, with 17,200 bushels of corn, arrived this morning. The barges Alabama, Juno and Resolution leave this evening for Montreal, per tug line, with 32,000 bushels of corn and wheat. The schr. Clara White cleared for Cobourg, light.

Messrs. Coulthurst and McPhie's Wharf - The schooner O.S. Storrs, from Port Dalhousie, reached here yesterday with 9,025 bushels of corn. The propeller Georgian, from Port Stanley, lightened 880 barrels of flour, and thence proceeded to Montreal. The schooner B.F. Folger is loading railroad iron for Hamilton.

Montreal Transportation Company's Wharf - Arrived - The schooner Trinidad, from Chicago, 21,340 bushels of corn. The tug Bronson arrived with six barges, light.

Messrs. James Swift and Co's Wharf - The Royal Mail Steamer Corinthian and propeller America passed up, the steamer Magnet and prop. Bruno down. The steamer Louisa, from Ottawa, arrived and departed yesterday.

Messrs. Holcomb and Stewart's Wharf - The schr. Geo. Suffolk, from Picton, arrived with 4,000 bushels of wheat; the tug Wren, from Montreal, with four barges, containing 200 tons of pig iron and 400 bags of salt.

The Prop Maine - The prop. Maine, previously reported sunk at Goose Bay, reached the marine railway, Ogdensburg, on Thursday, in tow of the tug Crusader, and was immediately hauled out. The sinking was caused by the perforation of her hull by a sharp stone. It is supposed that the stone forced into her planks while passing through the Welland Canal on her last trip down. Here she took on a deck load of heavy blocks of marble, and to guard against it weakening the deck it was shored up. It is supposed that while taking on wood the stone fell out, for it was found that while the men were taking dinner on Sunday she began to make water rapidly. At the dock where she was wooding there was sixty feet of water. Oil was thrown into the furnace to increase the steam, and the vessel was immediately put into one of the indentations near Goose Bay and beached. On Wednesday the Crusader arrived from Oswego with two steam pumps, and she was raised and taken to Alexandria Bay, where the cargo was discharged, and then brought here. The damage to the vessel is not very great. It was a very fortunate circumstance that the leak did not commence in the lake.

Inspection - The attention of the American steamboat inspectors has been called to the recklessness and general incapacity of engineers. A heavy responsibility rests upon their employers as well as the individuals themselves, and it is now the determination of the inspectors to have this matter thoroughly investigated, and the delinquents brought to time. It has lately come to light that not only men of incompetency are thus employed but steamers have been discovered lying at the dock with steam up and no one in charge, and that too, for a considerable space of time. [Detroit Tribune]

Port Colborne, June 18th - Down - Prop Shickluna, Milwaukee, Montreal, wheat and hams.

Up - Schr. Bismarck, brig Orkney Lass, bark British Lion, props Akron, East, schr. Adaconac (sic - Adirondack ?), Kingston to Cleveland, iron ore; canal boat E. Carswell, Ontario, Buffalo, iron ore; F.E. Gage, do., do., do., iron ore; Constitution, do., do., do.; E.D. Vickery, do., do., do.; schr. Union Jack, Kingston, Georgian Bay; prop Ocean, Montreal, Toledo, sundries; Young America, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo; schr. W. Elgin, Kingston, Cleveland, iron ore; Clayton Belle, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Monteny, do., do., coal; bark Jessie Drummond; schrs. Ariadne, Northern Belle, L. Breck, Mediterranean; steam barge Glasgow, Ogdensburg, Saginaw, stone; barge John Mark, do., do., light; Marine, do.

Drowned - A sailor named Downey, residing at the village of Lansdown, lately a hand on board one of Messrs. Chaffey and Bro's barges, was found drowned in Portsmouth harbour this morning. An inquest was found on the body by Coroner Sexton, the jury returning a verdict in accordance with the facts elicited in the investigation.

Royal Mail Line - There will be no steamer of this line for Toronto and Hamilton tomorrow (Thursday), or any steamer for Montreal on Sunday.

A "Pioneer" - The Preble, now in port, is one of the oldest, if not the very oldest, sailing vessels on the lakes. She was built at Buffalo in 1841, classed A-1, and then considered a model brig. In 1855 she was rebuilt, and converted into a top-sail schooner. She has just made a successful round trip, carrying on her return voyage from Montreal, 100 tons of pig iron, a comparatively small cargo now a days, but which was considered a fair load at the time of her construction.

p.4 Custom Imports - 15th - Str. Picton, Montreal, Calvin & Breck, 100 tubes iron, 22 plates, 60 bdls, 88 bars iron, 42 boiler plates.

Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

Schr. M.F. Merrick, Chicago, M.T. Co., 20,380 bush corn.

Schr. Annandale, Toledo, M.T. Co., 13,260 bushels of corn; J. Carruthers & Co., 172 hides.

Schr. Mary Ward, Chatham, A. McCormick, 50 bbls whiskey.

Str. Corinthian, Hamilton, J. Harty & Co., 50 bbls whiskey.

Schr. B. Folger, Port Dalhousie, Coulthurst & McPhie, 8,505 bush corn.

18th - Schr. Maud, Oswego, (mixed cargo)

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 19, 1872