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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 3, 1872

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p.1 Marine News

Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - The schr. Mariam Bright arrived from Toledo with 18,000 bush wheat.

Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - Departures - barge Hope, for Montreal, 15,750 bush corn; Pontiac, 10,385 bush do.; schr. Aigle de Mer, for Hamilton, 729 bars r.r. iron.

Montreal Transportation Co.'s wharf - Arrivals - Schrs. Cavalier, from Chicago, 18,210 bush wheat; St. Lawrence, from Chicago, 21,077 bush corn; W.F. Allen, from Chicago, 1,441 (sic) bush corn. The tug Glide reached here from Montreal with five barges light, and left again with the following barges: Fortitude, 11,022 bush wheat; Toledo, 20,475 bush of wheat and corn; Flint, 7,300 bush corn; Intrepid, 9,968 bush do. The schr. John Morris is loading 400 tons of pig iron for Chicago.

Mr. Kinghorn's wharf - The schooner Richardson is loading 9,000 bush of barley for Oswego.

Messrs. James Swift and Co.'s wharf - The steamer Spartan passed down this morning. The schr. John Wesley is loading barley for Oswego. The schr. Laurel arrived from Oswego with 200 tons of coal. The tug W.L. Parsons coaled yesterday.

Five Vessels Ashore - On Sunday morning, at half-past four o'clock, the schooner Courtland, of New Baltimore, Capt. P. Marcero, bound for Detroit, went ashore about ten miles above Rond Eau Point. For a time the situation of the crew was precarious, but a number of people gathering on the shore, a line was got to them, and by this means the crew was saved. The schooner was loaded with coal, and it is supposed, if the weather remains calm, she may be saved, in a very damaged condition. Our informant, Captain Marcero, also states that four other vessels went ashore about the same time, one on Rond Eau Point, two in the Bay west of the Eau, and one about six miles west of Dealtown. This latter was owned in St. Catharines, and was loaded with hickory plank and spokes. All hands on board this vessel were saved. As to the others we have not heard. The gale off the lake yesterday morning is described as having been terrific. We have received a telegram from R.J. Hall, Rond Eau, that the names of the unfortunate vessels are: Kenosha, of Montreal; Sweepstakes, of Wellington Square; Ottis, of Detroit; Farrell, of Milwaukee, and Elijah, of Port Rowan.

Port Colborne, Oct. 2nd - Down - Schooners America, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Mary Grover, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; F. Crawford, Port Huron, Ogdensburg, lumber; M. Drayton, Toledo, Kingston, corn; brig. L. Cook, Toledo, Kingston, timber; A. Ford, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; New Dominion of Port Rowan, Toledo, Kingston, corn; prop. Bristol, Toledo, Montreal, general cargo; steam barge Glasgow, Bay City, Ogdensburg, lumber; schr. Nettwood Ward, Toledo, Toronto, lumber; barge John Marks, Bay City, Ogdensburg, lumber; L.R. Crocker, Bay City, Ogdensburg, timber; schr. W.W. Grant, Toledo, Kingston, corn; B. Parsons, Chicago, do., do.; J.G. McGrath, Toledo, do.,do.

Up - Prop. Georgian, City of Chatham, schrs. Mediterranean, prop. City of Concord, Canada, schr. S.J. Luff, prop. Young America, schr. G.W. Davis, Trinidad, Regina, prop. Brooklyn, steam barge Wm. Cowie, Mary Pringle, prop. East.

At Elevator - Schr. Montpeller.

Customs Imports - Sept. 30th - Str. Dromedary, Toledo, 4,325 bush corn, Jones & Miller.

Schr. W.T. Greenwood, Toledo, 9,330 bush corn, M.T. Co.

Str. Norseman, Charlotte, 4 crates, A. Dowe; 10 crates, G.R. Gorman.

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

Barque Montmorency, Chicago, 19,428 bush wheat, M.T. Co.

Schr. Antelope, Toledo, 11,380 bush corn, M.T. Co.

Schr. J. Magee, Chicago, 21,785 bush corn, Coulthurst & McPhie.

Str. Norseman, Charlotte, (mixed cargo).

Prop. Enterprise, Port Dalhousie, 10,100 bush wheat, M.T. Co.

Oct. 1st - Schr. Monticello, Milwaukee, 20,000 bush wheat, M.T. Co.

Schr. Hannah, Chicago, 20,000 bush corn; Holcomb & Stewart.

Schr. Centurion, Bear Creek, 66 bbls, 35 crates, E. Woolworth.

Schr. Dundee, Chicago, 15,056 bush wheat, M.T. Co.

Schr. Vienna, Toledo, 10,350 bush corn, M.T. Co.

Scow Hannah, S. Harbour, 2,080 melons, C.M. Wascott.

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

Oct. 2nd - Steam barge Kincardine, Toronto, 8,500 bush corn, Coulthurst & McPhie.

Barge D. Andrews, Toronto, 10,600 bush corn, Coulthurst & McPhie.

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

p.2 A Pretty Craft - Last evening the yacht Imogene - one of the pretty and fast-sailing crafts brought to this country by the present popular Governor General, Lord Dufferin - left for Toronto, after having anchored during the afternoon near the Cataraqui Bridge, and been the subject of much admiration. She only arrived a few days ago, per steamship Scotland, and will be employed by his Excellency on Saturday next in observing the much talked of regatta in the harbour of the "Queen City."

The Sailors' Strike - This morning the News reporter was interviewed by a delegation of sailors who wished him to state that there is no strike prevailing amongst the mariners, and that they felt extremely indignant in consequence of certain comments which appeared in our local contemporary to the effect, that in order to enforce their demands they had ill-used some persons, and to others threatened intimidation. We are not favourable to strikes, nor their attendant disastrous results, but in justice to these men, who are not all "roughs" as some presume, we give place to their version, which is: That they had a meeting and decided to solicit higher salaries, that they made known their wishes to several captains who willingly acceded to their requestsl; that they used no violence, nor do they intend to do so. Their society is guided by legal constitutional rules, and they propose doing nothing that will elicit public censure or reproof.

The Harbor Improvement - Mr. C.F. Douglass, connected with the Department of Public Works, arrived here this morning, commissioned to proceed without delay with the improvement of the harbour, for which object the Government has voted a grant of $10,000, to be supplemented if required in the progress of affairs. Mr. Douglass sought His Worship the Mayor, S.T. Drennan, Esq., who received him with his usual urbanity, and subsequently introduced him to those Aldermen who represented the harbour committee in the City Council, and later to the President of the Board of Trade, Mr. A. Livingston. At three o'clock a party of the above mentioned gentlemen made a tour of inspection of the harbour. Mr. Douglass will lose no time in commencing the work. We hope our contemporary's ungovernable appetite for assailing Sir John Macdonald's government on this score is now satiated or at least partially appeased. A new string will be necessary to continue such dolefully melodious grinding.

Police Court - sailor drunk and fined $2.

p.3 sch. Rapid capsized on Lake Erie and 7 men drowned.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 3, 1872