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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1872

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p.2 Special Trip - by str. Norseman, to bring fruit from Charlotte.

The Dredge - The dredge J.C. Daley having finished the deepening of the Montreal Transportation Company's slips, left today in tow of the tug Sarah Daly, for Prescott. She has been at work during the past summer at Belleville, Picton, Napanee and lastly here, and negotiations are now pending for a short engagement at the Gatineau, Ottawa district.

Marine News

Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - Arrivals - The schooners Onward, from Chicago, 15,300 bushels wheat; Monterey, from Chicago, 19,924 bushels do.; barge Waterloo, from Montreal, 1,200 bags of salt.

Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - Arrivals - Schoones Orkney Lass, from Chicago, 16,000 bushels of corn; Garibaldi, from Toledo, 12,703 bushels of corn. The schooner Babineau & Gaudry sailed for Hamilton with 645 bars of railroad iron and 1,933 bundles of fish plates.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - The schooner James Norris arrived from Chicago with 17,440 bushels of corn; the tug Glide from Montreal with 5 barges carrying a combined cargo of 500 tons of pig iron.

Messrs. James Swift and Co.'s wharf - The steamer Magnet and prop. Dominion passed up, and the steamer Spartan and prop. Indian down. The tugs W.T. Robb and Sarah Daly coaled here. A large consignment of oak timber is being transferred to the raft alluded to yesterday for shipment to Quebec.

Notice To Vessel Owners & Others - The wires of the Western Union Telegraph Company have been extended to the Straits of Mackinaw, and an office established at Mackinaw City (old Mackinaw), especially to accommodate the marine interests of the lakes. The office is on the dock, and but a short distance off the route of vessels passing through the Straits. If desired, the operator will telegraph the passage of vessels, giving the time, direction of the wind, state of weather, etc.

Another Bar Point Victim - On Wednesday morning at about 4 o'clock, during dark and intense thick weather, while the schooner E.M. Carrington was wending her way towards the Detroit river, steering the usual course, she struck on what has been the cause of so much trouble and annoyance heretofore,causing a bad leak, and requiring immediate repairs at the Detroit drydock. In this instance, owing to the intense darkness the buoy located at the above place was of no avail whatever, and it is clearly evident that nothing short of an established light on this shoal will avert disaster at all times in the future. The Carrington is laden with corn, oats and supplies for Alpena, and beyond a doubt the same is damaged more or less.

Port Colborne, Sept. 23rd (sic - 25th ?) - Down - Prop. City of London, Toledo, Montreal, gen. cargo; Granite State, Detroit, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Mary Pringle, Bay City, do., lumber; City of Concord, Chicago, do., gen. cargo; Maine, Toledo, do., do.; schr. G. Mollison, Chicago, Kingston, corn; John Magee, do., do.; Clayton Belle, do., do.

Up - Props Empire, Shickluna, Scotia, Bristol; barque Sweden, schr. Ontario of Montreal; H. Fitzhugh, brig Sea Gull, schr. Lighguard, prop. Europe, schr. Florida, Mediator, J.B. Penfield.

Several vessels had to run back for shelter, the M.L. Collins with loss of her main sail. There is some lumber coming ashore near this place today with the ends burnt, supposed to be from the wreck of some vessel or barge, as a fire was seen off this port last night.

A Melee - Yesterday afternoon about five o'clock a number of intoxicated sailors quarrelled on Ontario street, between Queen and Barrack streets. The News man did not see the commencement, but he saw bleeding noses, cut and swelled lips, blackened eyes, and heard some really original and very elegant blasphemy, genuine American imported style no doubt. The combatants fought it out manfully, and then left, each pugilist being accompanied to the nearest shebang or beer shop by his two or three dozen of admiring friends. Their ruffled feelings were calmed by potations of "rot-gut." Appropriate name!

p.3 Imports - 25th - Str. Passport, Montreal, (mixed cargo)

Schr. J.R. Noyes, Chicago, M.T. Co., 20,658 bush wheat.

Schr. Trinidad, Chicago, Coulthurst and Macphie, 20,556 bush corn.

Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

Schr. Garibaldi, Toledo, Coulthurst and Macphie, 16,000 bush corn.

Schr. Onward, Milwaukie, Jones & Miller, 15,300 bush wheat.

Schr. Monterey, Chicago, do., 12,925 bushels wheat.

Schr. Indian, Hamilton, G. Robertson & Son, 200 caddies tobacco.

24th - Schr. James Norris, Chicago, M.T. Co., 17,440 bush wheat.

Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1872