The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 24, 1872

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p.1 Marine News

Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - Arrivals - Barque Arabia, from Chicago, 19,000 bush wheat, consigned to the M.T. Co. Departures - barges Juno, 10,000 bush wheat and St. Pierre, 8,750 bush do., for Montreal, leave this evening; also the barge Rover, with 11,000 bush corn, and 2,300 bush wheat. The schooner Mary Jane sailed for Chicago with 2,000 bags salt.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Arrivals - Schr. J.G. McGrath, from Toledo, 13,240 bush corn; Azov, from Milwaukee, 13,000 bush wheat. The tug line took the following barges to Montreal last night: Cleveland, 20,000 bush wheat; Advance, 11,692 bush do. The tug Charlotte arrived with four barges light, and left again with the following: Glow, 7,982 bush wheat; Ingot, 7,693 bush; Burgess, 10,425 bush; Convoy, 8,925 bush do. The barque Arabia is loading pig iron for Chicago.

Messrs. James Swift and Co.'s wharf - The steamers Picton and Corsican, and prop. America, passed down. The tug W.T. Robb coaled, and the schr. George Henry arrived from Oswego with 61 tons coal.

Messrs. Holcomb and Stewart's wharf - The prop. Bruno and East lightened here yesterday and proceeded to Montreal.

The schr. Wanderer, from Toronto, with lumber for L.A. Card, lost about 4,500 ft. of her deck load overboard in the gale of wind last night about three miles off Oswego.

The schr. Lillie Parsons, which left Oswego yesterday for the Upper Lakes, put back last night on account of stress of weather.

The schr. W.I. Preston, which was sunk in the Niagara River last winter, and which has for some time past been undergoing repairs at Oswego, cleared yesterday for Sheboygan with a cargo of coal.

Port Colborne, Sept. 23rd - Down - Prop. City of Montreal, Chatham, Montreal, gen. cargo; schr. Sarah Jane, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; prop. Lowell, Port Huron, Ogdensburg, wheat; schr. Jessie Scarth, Kingsville, Clayton, timber; tug Metamora, Bay City, Prescott; barge Russell, do., do., timber; Benson, do., do.; Nancy, do., do.; schr. G.W. Davis, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; James Norris, do., do.; Luff, Detroit, Ogdensburg, lumber; brig Orkney Lass, Chicago, Kingston, corn; schr. L. Casey, Toledo, Ogdensburg, wheat; tug Dowling, Buffalo, Rochester; schr. Bonker ?, Chicago, Kingston, corn; barge Mary Merritt, do., wheat; prop. Young America, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

Up - Barque Gibraltar, schrs. Albatross, Louisa, steam barge Wm. Cowie, Glasgow, barge John Marks, prop. Michigan, Cleveland; schr. Rainbow, C.C. Trowbridge.

At Elevator - Schrs. Midnight, Clayton Belle, Mixer, J.E. Gilmore, Monticello, Montana, John Magee, G. Mollison, barque Montgomery, Montmorency, Mary Battle.

p.2 Immense Shipments - The quantities of grain now moving and afloat for various eastern ports from the far and abundantly productive west is represented as being something enormous. Immense as seem the shipments via Kingston during the past summer - and one firm forwarded the somewhat astonishing number of 822,629 bushels of wheat, and 3,810,775 bushels of corn - it is said that the amount will be exceeded by the tremendously large consigments of this fall alone. It is stated that there are fully 1,000,000 bushels under sail for here at the present time; then think of the activity this rush will cause, and no doubt the greater proportion of this fleet will arrive nearly at once. Some slight delay is occasionally felt by the ship-owners, but we must certainly attest to the commendable despatch with which the business has been conducted thus far this season.

The Dredge - This useful machine is doing good service at the Montreal Transportation Company's wharf. She will complete her engagement today or tomorrow, and if not detained by new arrangements, will then leave for Ottawa.

Sprung A Leak - The schooner St. Andrew, bound for Chicago with a consignment of pig iron, sprung a leak a short distance from this port, and had to return on Saturday. She discharged her cargo at Chaffey Bros. wharves, Portsmouth, and is now on the Marine Railway undergoing repairs.

Steam Barge Norman - This fine craft build at Opinicon Lake, under the superintendance of Mr. William Ainslie, and finished at Messrs. W. Power & Co.'s marine railway, is now ready for chartering from the ports of the Bay of Quinte and St. Lawrence River to Oswego and Cape Vincent. Her engine, the excellent workmanship of Messrs. D. McEwen and Son, was tested on Saturday and gave the highest satisfaction. Her carrying capacity is 8,000 bushels of grain, or 170,000 feet of lumber. She is owned by Messrs. J. Goodearl and G.W. Creighton, and is certainly a great addition to the shipping facilities of Kingston.

Lowness of Water - as low as it ever has been; dangerous results to shipping interests.

p.3 Imports - 23th - Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vncent, (mixed cargo)

Schr. Arctic, Toledo, M.T. Co., 15,560 bush corn.

Schr. G.G. McGrath, do., do., 13,240 do.

Schr. J.S. Richards, Chicago, Holcomb & Stewart, 20,101 bush wheat.

Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

Str. Bruno, Toledo, Holcomb & Stewart, 4,352 bush corn.

Schr. Lisgar, Chicago, Jones & Miller, 21,740 bush corn.

24th - Schr. Cavalier, Bay City, McArthur Bros., 252 pcs oak.

Barge M.B. Spalding, do., McArthur Bros., 179 pcs oak, 46 pcs pine, 200 pcs oak, 25,000 W. India staves.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 24, 1872