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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 6, 1872

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p.2 Interim Sessions - youth given one month in jail for stealing wood stove from wood scow last winter.

Military - The gunboat Rescue reached here last night from the West, having on board some 40 officers and men and 9 horses, Volunteer Artillery, from Port Hope, who entered the Tete-du-Pont barracks to undergo drill and target practice for sixteen days. The Rescue left this morning to bring the Collingwood and Trenton Batteries, which partake of military instruction at the same place for the same length of time.

Marine News

Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - The propeller Enterprise arrived from Port Dalhousie, 20,482 bushels of wheat. Departures - Barge Pontiac, for Montreal, 10,492 bushels of wheat; barge Hope, 15,250 bush of do.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Arrivals - Schr. Madeira, from Chicago, 22,465 bushels of wheat; Arctic, from Toledo, 14,957 bush of do. Departures per tug Glide - Barges Corn Crib, 17,625 bushels of wheat; Conroy, 9,020 bush do.; Milwaukie, 19,346 bushels of do.; Westport, 10,262 bush of corn; Guard, 7,700 bush do.

Messrs. James Swift and Co.'s wharf - Passed up - Strs. Corinthian and Abyssinian. Passed down - Strs. Athenian, Spartan, Passport and propellers Georgian and America. The schr. Shannon arrived from Oswego with a cargo of general merchandise.

Grain En Route - Upwards of seventy vessels with grain have taken their departure from Lake Michigan ports, and are now en route eastward, no less than forty-seven clearing from Chicago during twenty-four hours. These constitute a portion of the large fleet which passed up not long since, and were favoured with a quick passage up. Should grain freights continue to advance a fleet upward of 200 may be expected this way during the next few days.

Schooner G.J. Whitney Ashore - The schr. G.J. Whitney, which a short time since was released from Saginaw Island, Lake Huron, after a long confinement, and but a few days since started out afresh, has again been unfortunate. A despatch was received in this city which reports her ashore at Vermillion, Lake Erie, laden with block stone and sunk. The weather in the meantime has been very violent along that coast, and she probably will fare hard.

A Vessel In Distress - The schooner Thomas W. Ferry, which passed up on Sunday morning, reports seeing the Canadian schooner Fanny Campbell at anchor below Point Au Pelee with signals of distress flying. The Campbell's jibboom and head sails were apparently all gone; also all of her topmasts besides otherwise damaged in loss of sails. Two or three tugs were in that locality, and doubtless ere this have picked up the distressed vessel.

Further Disasters - Vessels Ashore - Captain E.P. Dorr received telegraphic information from Port Colborne, Saturday afternoon, that the barques Wm. Home and Prince of Wales went ashore at 3 o'clock on Saturday morning about six miles below Port Dalhousie. The Wm. Home was scuttled. They were in tow of the prop. Argyle at the time of the disaster.

Port Colborne, Sept. 5th - Down - Schrs. Jennie Graham, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Australia, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Sweet Home, Romney, Clayton, staves; Lathrop, Detroit, Ogdensburg, lumber; West Side, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Garibaldi of Hamilton, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; M.L. Breck, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Antelope, Saginaw Bay, Kingston, staves; Mary Taylor, Saginaw Bay, Kingston, staves; B. Eveleigh, Almira, Albacore and Victor.

Up - Schrs. Coquette, Jessie Scarth, barque Jessie Drummond, schrs. Nassau, Mont Blanc, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Hoboken, Oswego, Chicago, salt; Ben Folger, Cobourg, Cleveland, iron ore; props. Akron, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo; Bristol, Hamilton, Cleveland, stone and sheep; schr. Theresa.

At elevator - Schr. Republic.

-The schr. Thomas Mott, aground between piers, was run into by the schr. Republic, entering the harbour in tow of a tug, cutting the Mott's stern to the water's edge. Damage $800.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 6, 1872