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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 30, 1872

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p.2 Wharf Damaged - The Royal Mail steamer Corinthian in swinging around the St. Lawrence wharf, foot of Johnson street, last evening, during the great gale from the southeast, produced such a strain that the frame work gave way, and the spile and the whole end of the wharf was carried away. The damage will amount to about $75.

Man Drowned - off barge Toledo.

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Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - The schr. Olive Branch is loading 200 tons of railroad iron for Toronto.

Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - Arrivals - Schr. Olive Branch, from Toronto, 7,301 bush wheat; barge Hope, from Quebec, 1,174 bars of railroad iron; barge Pontiac, from Montreal, 749 bars do. Departures - Schr. Montpelier, for Chicago, 99 tons of pig iron; barge Elk, for Montreal, 12,031 bush of wheat; barge D., for the same destination, 5,277 bushels of wheat, and 8,447 bush of corn.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Arrivals - Schr. Garrett Smith, from Chicago, 16,200 bush corn; Clara Youell, do., 16,677 bush do.; prop. Dalhousie, from Toledo, lightened 4,000 bush of wheat; prop. Lincoln, from Toledo, 17,340 bush corn. Departures per tug H.F. Bronson - Barges Advance, 12,430 bush of corn; Relief, 12,376 bush of do.; Toledo, 20,984 bush do.; Royal Oak, 13,542 bush do. The tug Glide arrived this morning with four barges, light.

Messrs. James Swift and Co.'s wharf - The steamers Abyssinian and Corinthian, and propellers Lewis, Shickluna and City of London passed up, and the steamers Spartan, Athenian and Passport down.

Ashore - During the terrific gale which prevailed last evening, the schooner Richardson. of Kingston, bound to this port from Toronto with a cargo of corn, was driven ashore at Presque Isle. We have not ascertained the extent of the damage resulting from the accident.

Propellor Canada - The fine new propeller Canada, under command of Captain Fairgrieve, late of the Royal Mail Line, touched at this port Monday on her first trip from Hamilton and Toledo to Montreal. She was built in Hamilton by Messrs. Archibald & Robertson, was launched on the 6th of June, and started on her first trip on the 4th inst. She is 144 feet in length, and about 40 feet in breadth. Her fittings are most complete, including steam and hand fire engines, a steam winch, and every other modern improvement. She has cabin accommodation for twenty-two passengers, a comfortable saloon, and good state rooms. Her capacity for freight fits her for carrying 18,750 bushels of corn through the Welland Canal; and on her trip down she carried 13,000 bushels wheat. Her engine, which was built by Becket & Co., was designed by Mr. Hugh Fairgrieve, who, with his brother, the captain, owns a large share in her. The engine is her peculiar feature. It is a patent combination engine, such as may be seen in ocean steamers, with very great improvements, which make her easy to handle. The high pressure cylinder is 20 by 34, and the low pressure 40 by 53 1/2 stroke. In the canal or at her berth she is worked with the low pressure cylinder, the high pressure cylinder being used as a steam chest. The low pressure cylinder is balanced with an equilibrium valve, so that an equal pressure can be got on both back and front. Not only is she easily handled, but the engine is so constructed that there is a saving of from 30 to 40 per cent in fuel. The amount of fuel ordinarily consumed per hour is 5 1/2 cwt. With this expenditure of fuel she runs from nine to ten miles an hour. The improvements spoken of were suggested by Mr. Hugh Fairgrieve, and he has, we believe, obtained a patent for them.

Port Colborne, Aug. 30th (sic) - Bark Canada, Bear Creek, Kingston, timber; schrs. Hungerford, Toledo, Ogdensburg, corn; Cortez, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; Union Jack, Bay City, Kingston, staves; J.G. McGrath, do., do.; Agar, do., timber; barque Gibraltar, Toledo, do.; barge Manley, Bay City, Prescott, timber; Russell, do., do.; Benson, do., do.; tug Metamora, do., wheat; schr. Miami Belle, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; Wm. Elgin, Cleveland, Kingston, coal; W.P. Greenwood, Chatham, Clayton, staves; John A. McDonald, of Toronto, Cleveland, Toronto, coal.

Up - Schr. Wm. Hunter, yachts Oriole and Ina, schr. Todman, prop. Granite State, schr. Hibernia, Picton, Clayton Belle.

Custom Imports - 29th - Schr. John Wesley, (mixed cargo).

Gerritt Smith, Chicago, M.T. Co., 11,200 bush corn.

Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo).

Str. Corinthian, Montreal, McNee & Waddell, 9 cases British goods.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 30, 1872