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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 20, 1872

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p.2 Marine News

Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - Arrivals - Babineau & Gearing (sic - Gaudry ?), from Toronto, 9,762 bushels of corn; Canadian, from Toledo, 9,364 bushels of do.; Jane McLeod, from Milwaukie, 14,832 bushels wheat; barge Cato, from Montreal, 50 tons of pig iron. Departures - Barges Resolution and America, for Montreal, the former 9,700 bushels of corn, and the latter with 13,000 bushels of wheat.

Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - Arrivals - Barges Canada, from Montreal, 1,392 bars of railroad iron; M.A. Grant, 900 bars of do.; propeller Enterprise, with 1,922 bushels of corn, part of consignment. The barge B. left for Montreal with 14,325 bushels of corn. The schr. Victory is loading railroad iron for Hamilton.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Arrivals - Schooners Sweepstakes, from Toledo, 12,600 bushels of corn; Cleveland, from Brighton, 4,500 bushels of wheat; Caledonia, from Cobourg, 7,236 bushels of wheat; Wave Crest, from Toledo, 12,250 bushels of corn; Agnes Hope, from Toledo, 11,700 bushels of do. The tug line brought four barges from Montreal light, and the tug Glide four, also light. The latter left last night with the following barges for Montreal: Fortitude, 11,879 bushels of corn; Bruno, 10,200 bushels of corn; Guide, 8,025 bushels of corn; Intrepid, 9,242 bushels of corn; Toledo, 12,940 bushels of wheat. The schooner Emerald sailed for Chicago with a cargo of salt. The schooner Shannon, from Oswego, is discharging 100 tons of coal.

Messrs. James Swift and Co.'s wharf - The steamers Corinthian, Athenian and Passport passed down. The schr. George Suffolk arrived from Oswego with a general cargo.

Port Colborne, Sept. 19th - Down - Schrs. Mediterranean, Ogdensburg, corn; Rockaway, Erie, Oswego; Collier, Toledo, Kingston, corn; J.G. McGrath, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Great Western, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Azov, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; J.S. Richards, Chicago, Kingston, wheat.

Up - Schr. Mary Taylor, prop. City of London, Young America; schr. New Dominion of Toronto, Pt. Dalhousie, Toledo, light; A. Ford, Oswego, Detroit, coal; Argo, Welland, Pt. Ryerse; Trenton, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; G.T. Wrenn, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal; G.C. Finney, Oswego, Chicago, salt; Rising Star, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; bark Campra, schr. M.T. Breck, Fenton.

Discharged at elevator - Schr. Nahab (sic - Nabob ?) cleared for Buffalo.

Marine Disaster - Port Burwell, Sept. 18th - The steambarge Dunkirk left her tow, consisting of the barks Bay City, Forrester and Elliot (sic), at anchor, about eight miles southwest of here, in a gale this afternoon. The Ellis and Forrester went to pieces. Shortly after four men from the Forrester came ashore on the Pilot House. The captain of the Forrester, with his wife and child, and mate, are on the boat, and drifting ashore with the lumber. The Ellis broke up before the Forrester, and if any men are saved off her they are ashore above this. The Bay City is riding safely at anchor. The Dunkirk made for Long Point.


Port Burwell, Sept. 19th - The crews of the Forrester and Elliott are saved, and have both arrived safely to this port. The Bay City is still at anchor, but in a disabled condition, having her bulwarks and stern washed away. The steambarge Dunkirk is supposed to be ashore between here and Long Point.

The Equinoctials - These dreaded gales date from tomorrow. It is evident we are receiving a taste of them beforehand, judging by the chilling blasts of the past week. Last night it "blew a streak," today it is not much more favourable. In the words of the poet on "A Shipwreck"

"Steadily blows the north east wind,

And the harbour flag blows straight from the mast,

And the sailors lounge and look on the pier,

And smoke their pipes and think it will last."

p.3 Custom Imports - 19th - Str. Enterprise, Port Dalhousie, M.T. Co., 18,477 bush wheat, 1,922 bush corn.

Schr. Persia, Toledo, M.T. Co., 11,525 bush corn.

Schr. Sweepstakes, do., M.T. Co., 12,600 bush corn.

Schr. George Suffel, Oswego, (mixed cargo)

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

Schr. Picton, Port Huron, Calvin & Breck, 12,787 pipe staves, 68,374 W.I. staves.

Schr. Laura, Toledo, Calvin & Breck, 183 pcs oak.

Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

Schr. Babineau & Gaudry, Toronto, Jones & Miller, 9,740 bush corn.

Schr. Annandale, Toledo, M.T. Co., 12,915 bush wheat.

Str. Passport, Charlotte, (mixed cargo)

Schr. Jane McLeod, Milwaukee, Jones & Miller, 13,833 bush wheat.

Schr. Canadian, Toledo, Jones & Miller, 9,365 bush corn.

Schr. Miami Belle, Toledo, Jones & Miller, 14,000 bush corn.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 20, 1872