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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 8, 1872

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p.2 The Rideau Canal - We learn that this channel of navigation will be opened about Saturday next. There are large quantities of wood and lumber awaiting shipment, and which, when the locks are repaired, will give this route an extremely lively aspect. The contractors of the city have recently received their supplies of fuel from the Bay of Quinte, purchased at a higher rate, consequently the slight advance in price.

Champion Carrier - The schooner Lisgar, built during the present summer season by Mr. Abbey, of Port Robinson, passed through the Welland Canal last evening bound for Toronto, with six hundred and eighty tons of coal, the largest cargo yet carried by any single vessel.

A Cruise - on yacht Rivet; gives stops planned, and list of those aboard. [Belleville Intelligencer]

Grain Shipments - We understand that there are now over 600,000 bushels of grain consigned to one forwarding firm in this city. At present the business of transhipping at this port is such as to keep the several companies busily employed yet not rushed, but when these immense quantities, in cargoes now afloat, arrive, the pressure will be severe. It is gratifying to know, however, that the capacity and facilities of the forwarding firms are sufficient for the requirements of the trade.

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Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - Arrived - The schr. Nevada, from Chicago, 18,000 bushels of corn.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Arrived: Schr. G.W. Davis, Toledo, 18,624 bush. of corn. The tug H.F. Bronson arrived from Montreal with five barges, light, and will leave this evening with the following: Barges Dauntless, 12,300 bush of corn; Royal Oak, 13,622 bushels of wheat; Utility, 11,709 bush. of wheat; Idyle, 6,315 bush. do.; Fortitude, 11,700 bush of corn; Glow, 6,000 bush. do.; The schr. Bruce is loading railroad iron for Chicago.

Messrs. James Swift & Co's wharf - The steamer Champion passed up, and the steamers Abyssinian and Spartan and propeller America down.

Port Colborne, Aug. 7th - Schr. Augusta, Toledo, Kingston, lumber; prop. Young America, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. Medbury, Cleveland, Brockville, coal; Nett Woodward, Cleveland; prop. Akron, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. Lisgar, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Portland, Detroit, Ogdensburg, lumber; prop. Ocean.

Up - Schrs. B. Eveleigh, Emerald, Southampton, China, Greenwood, Madeira, Argo, Kate Todman.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 8, 1872