The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 24, 1872

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p.2 The Late Capt. Taylor - We have to record the death of an old resident of this city, Captain David Taylor, Royal Navy, which took place last evening at half past six. Captain Taylor entered the Royal Navy at a very early age and served in the Mediterranean during the Peninsular War. He was a midshipman on board the vessel that conveyed the Emperor Napolean Bonaparte to the Island of Elba after his abdication in 1811. During the Greek war of independence, he was employed on that coast, and at Missolought he took an active part in relieving the distressed Greeks. In 1828 he came to Canada with Commodore Sir Robert Barrie. He was specially selected for the survey of the lakes with the late Admiral Boxer and Major General Holloway, Royal Engineers, and for the efficient manner in which he executed this duty, received the thanks of the Lords of the Admiralty. In 1837-38 he was actively employed during the rebellion in this country and was present at the taking of the mill at Prescott. In 1849, owing to his having met with an accident that incapacitated him for active duty afloat he was appointed naval storekeeper of the dockyard at this station, and the upper lakes which he held until the final break up of the establishment in 1853 ?, and after a brief visit to England he returned to Kingston where he has since resided. On the break up of the naval establishment he was presented with an address by the merchants and others of this city. To the poor he was always a kind friend.

Marine News

Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - Arrivals - Propellers Akron, from Toledo, 10,000 bushels of corn; Young America, from Toledo, 12,000 bushels of do.; Barge Waterloo, from Montreal, 125 tons of pig iron.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - The schooner Idaho, from Chicago, with 16,140 bushels of corn; the Canadian from Toronto, with 9,265 bushels of do.; Gilbert Smith, Chicago, 16,670 bushels of do.; Queen of the Lakes, from Chicago, 16,000 bushels of do.; and Montmorency, from the same place with 28,130 bushels of do., all arrived on Saturday. The propeller China from Inverhuron, lightened 4,512 bushels of wheat, and thence proceeded to Montreal. The tug Glide arrived with 4 barges, carrying a combined cargo of 200 tons of pig iron, and the following barges departed per tug H.F. Bronson: Kinghorn, 18,745 bushels of corn; Guide, 6,081 bushels; Dauntless, 11,550 bushels; Chicago, 23,230 bushels of do.; Index, 7,497 bushels of do. The schr. Pandora is loading 400 tons of pig iron for Chicago.

Messrs. Coulthurst and MacPhie's wharf - Inwards - Schooner Alma, from Port Dalhousie,, 9,824 bushels of corn; barge Seneca, from Montreal, 2,052 bundles of railway chairs, 117 steel bars and 100 tons of pig iron; barge Pontiac, from Montreal, 204 tons of coal for the Kingston Gas Company.

Messrs. James Swift and Co's wharf - The steamers Magnet and Spartan and the propeller Magnet passed up, and the prop. City of Montreal down.

Messrs. Holcomb and Stewart's wharf - The barges Jet and Lark arrived with a combined cargo of 300 tons of pig iron. The prop Scotia, from Chicago, (unusually quick trip) lightened 5,000 bushels of corn, and left during last night for Montreal.

Port Colborne, June 23rd - Down - Props China, Kincardine, Montreal, gen. cargo; Prairie State, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Akron, do., Kingston, corn; Young America, Toledo, do.; East Toledo, Montreal, gen. cargo; Lawrence, Chicago, Ogdensburg, do.; bark J.C. Woodruff, Oxford, to Clayton, timber; brig Leagnel, Toledo, Kingston, corn; steam barge Belle Cross, Bay City, Ogdensburg, lumber; barge Z. Lester, do., do., do.; barge Albany, do., do., do.; schr. Z.B. Crocker, do., do., do.; schr. Rathbun, Port Ryerse, Kingston, wheat; bark Mary Jane, Saginaw, Kingston, timber; schr. Denmark, Bay City, do. do.; schr. Quine Powell, Toledo, do., staves; schr. Hungerford, Toledo, Oswego, corn, wheat.

Up - Props City of London, Granite State, schrs. M. Stalker, John Magee, A.M. Sharpe, A. Falconer, Senator, steam barge Mary Pringle, barge Indianola, S.D. Woodruff, props Dubuque, City of Brooklyn, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; schr. Princess Alexandra, Port Dalhousie, Bay City; schr. Jane Ralston, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; barge Plymouth Rock, Ogdensburg, Saginaw, light; barge Benson, Prescott, Pine Tree Harbour, light; barge Russell, Prescott, do., do.; barge Manley, Prescott, do., do.; tug Matamoras, do., do., do.; barqe George Thurston, Kingston, Bear Creek, light; schr. G.S. Hammond, brig Eureka, barge Clement.

Recovered - body of purser of str. Picton.

Kingston & Wolfe Island Ferry

Commencing on Monday, the 24th instant, the Ferry Steamers Pierrepont, Watertown and Gazelle will run as follows:

Leave Kingston daily Leave Wolfe Island daily

At 6:00 a.m. At 7:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Occasional trips by Cape Boat 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Trips

9:00 a.m. 10 a.m.

11:00 a.m. 12:30 a.m.

1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

G.M. Kinghorn, Ferry Wharf, foot of Brock Street, Kingston, June 22nd

Kingston and Cape Vincent Ferry Route

The new iron Steamer Pierrepont, C. Hinckley, Jr., Master, will leave Kingston daily (Sundays excepted) at 6:30 a.m., to meet the 9:00 a.m. train for Rome and Oswego.

At 2:30 p.m. to meet the 5:00 p.m. train for Rome and Oswego, the steamer Kelley for Clayton and Alexandria Bay on both trips, and the Northern Transportation Co's propellers for all parts West.

Returning, will leave Cape Vincent at 9:00 a.m., on arrival of train from Rome and Oswego, meeting the Grand Trunk trains going East and West and the Bay of Quinte steamer.

At 5:30 p.m., on arrival of trains from Rome and Oswego, meeting the G.T.R. night trains for East and West and the Morning Steamer for Montreal.

For Freight or Passage apply on board, or to G.M. Kinghorn, Ferry Wharf, foot of Brock Street. Kingston, June 22nd.

p.4 A Letter from Brockville - mentions that steamers of Inland Navigation Co. and Northern Transportation Co. call regularly; "the small steamer Bruce plies between Brockville and Morristown on the American side of the river, seemingly fully occupied in the conveyance of horses, cattle and agricultural produce."

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 24, 1872