The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 8, 1872

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p.2 Marine News

Messrs. Coulthurst and McPhie's wharf - Arrivals - The Rising Star, from Chicago, 18,298 bushels of corn; Flying Scud, Port Hope, 4,000 bushels of wheat; White Squall, Chicago, 15,400 bushels corn; New Dominion, Port Elgin, 14,920 bushels of wheat; E. Hall, Toronto, 6,826 bushels of wheat; Lumina, Toronto, 10,547 bushels of peas; Thomas Parsons, Chicago, 24,551 bushels of corn; prop Kincardine, Toronto, 4,034 bushels of do. Departures - Barges Elk, Montreal, 9,500 bushels of corn; M.A. Grant, do., 11,848 bushels of do.; Oneida, 19,184 bushels of do.; Henry Thomas, 8,750 bushels of do.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Prop. Kincardine, Toronto, 5,427 bushels of wheat; Senator Blood, Milwaukee, 15,000 bushels of wheat; Jennie Mullins, Chicago, 13,057 bushels of do.; prop Enterprise, Port Dalhousie, 21,000 bushels of do. Departures per tugs Bronson and Glide - Barges Wheat Bin, Montreal, 23,082 bushels of corn; Relief, 12,045 bushels; St. Lawrence, 9,850 bushels; Dreadnought, 10,000 bushels; West Port, 10,500 bushels; Guide, 6,029 bushels; Convoy, 8,175 bushels; Chicago, 21,980 bushels; Lorne, 15,258 bushels; Bruno, 9,685 bushels.

Messrs. James Swift and Co's wharf - Passed down - Steamers Corsican, Athenian and Champion. Prop Georgian and barge Liberatem.

Messrs. Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - The schr. Laurel arrived from the Bay of Quinte with 4,000 bushels of peas.

New Barges - Two splendid new barges, built by Messrs. Ferdinand Coutom & Co., Quebec, for Messrs. Page & Co., lumber manufacturers, Belleville, passed here today.

Port Colborne, July 6th - Down - Steam barge Mary Pringle, schrs. Nett Woodward, Rutherford, China.

Up - Props. Empire, Argyle, Maine; schrs. J.B. Penfield, Olive Branch, Madeira, barque Campbell, brig Hercules, barque Cambria, prop Maine, schrs. Smith and Post, H.W. Hoag, Republic.

The Harbour - Mr. Arnoldi, of the Board of Works, arrived in town on Saturday, authorized by the Government to examine the harbour, and to report what improvements were necessary to make it equal to the requirements of the large trade, of which it is now the emporium. Accompanied by His Worship the Mayor, Ald. Allen, Mr. Alexander Smyth, Harbour Master, Captain Merritt and Mr. Anglin, Mr. Arnoldi made a thorough examination of the wharves, the slips, and the entire harbour, taking the map recently made by John C. Innes, Esq., City Engineer. Mr. Arnoldi verified its accuracy by actual measurement and examination. We understand that at the Cataraqui Bridge house he found eleven feet of water, while at the centre of the bridge there was over twelve feet of water and about three feet of mud. The slips are said to be very full of mud and stones, which can easily be removed by dredging. The shoals were found to be solid rock, which of course would require to be blasted. From the wharf opposite Gore street westward the water is very deep, and sufficient for all purposes. On being inspected, also inspection of Wolfe Island canal; Pierrepont only draws 2' 10" of water.

Emigrants - 400 Norwegians on Spartan.

p.3 Accident to the Steamer Maud - Napanee, July 8th - The steamer Maud, on her way here this morning, when about a mile and a half down the river, met with an accident by breaking her big cylinder back cover. She was towed to Mill Point, where she will be repaired in a few days.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 8, 1872