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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 29, 1872

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p.1 Marine News

Messrs. Jones & Miller's wharf - The barque Emerald arrived yesterday from Chicago with 21,000 bushels of wheat. The barges Alice Pacey and Waterloo leave this evening for Montreal with 31,000 bushels of do.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Arrivals since Wednesday last: schrs. E. Blake, from Chicago, 20,373 bush of wheat; Annie Falconer, from Toledo, 12,784 bush of corn; steam barge Lincoln, from Chicago, 16,155 bush of wheat; barge Lisgar, from Chicago, 20,700 bush of wheat; schrs. Greenwood, from Toledo, 9,299 bush of corn; Mary Battle, from Chicago, 21,227 bushels of wheat. Departures per tugs H.F. Bronson and Glide on Saturday evening: Barges Lorne, for Montreal, 15,289 bush of wheat; Energy, 13,249 bush of do.; Waverly, 12,132 bush of do.; Emma, 7,932 bush of do.; Advance, 13,350 bush of corn; Index, 7,352 bush of wheat; Grace,7,202 bush of do.

Port Colborne, Oct. 28th - Down - Props Akron, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Buckeye, Detroit, do.; City of Montreal, Chatham, Montreal, gen. cargo; St. Alban, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. Cortez, Milwaukie, Oswego, wheat; G. Mollison, do.; Lillie Parsons, Chicago, do.; Smith & Post, Toledo, Ogdensburg, wheat; J.B. Penfold, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; D. Sharp, Port Ryerse, Welland, lumber; Ontario of Montreal, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Agnes Hope, Chicago, Edwardsburg, corn; A. Crawford, Detroit, Ogdensburg, lumber; Queen of the Lakes, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Senator Blood, Toledo, Oswego, corn; A. Medbery (sic - Medbury), Chicago, Kingston, do.; Trinidad, Milwaukie, Oswego, corn; Trinidad, Milwaukie, Oswego, wheat (sic); prop. Oswegatchie, Milwaukie, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. Wm. Lewis, Detroit, Ogdensburg, lumber; Bismarck, Chicago, St. Catharines, wheat; New Dominion of Picton, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Hercules, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Maggie McRae, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; H.W. Hoag, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; Volunteer, Toledo, Oswego, corn; prop. Empire.

Up - Steam-barge Wm. Cowie, Ogdensburg, Saginaw, light; schr. Antelope, Toronto, Cleveland, light; barques British Lion, Jessie Drummond, schrs. Annandale, Melrose, Lincoln, Dall, steam barge Mary Pringle, prop. City of New York; schrs. Penokie, Oswego, Milwaukie, coal; S.H. Lathrop, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; Amoskeag, Oswego, Detroit, coal; prop. City of London, Montreal, Cleveland and Port Stanley, gen. cargo.

Outside, waiting for the water to rise - Barques Southampton, Mary Jane and Clyde.

City Council - communication from John Hardy, of the Department of Marine & Fisheries, Ottawa, acknowledging the official letter of the city of Kingston, dated 17th inst., making application for a sufficient number of buoys for use on the dangerous shoals of this harbor. The communication remarked that it was surmised that the matter was a local one; but that if the buoys desired were intended to benefit general navigation the department would be disposed to comply with the request of the municipality, but that previous to any action being decided in the case that the said department required an estimate of the probable costs of providing the buoys asked for.

The Mayor said that on his recent trip to Ottawa he, accompanied by the Hon. Alexander Campbell, P.M.O., had personally interviewed the Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Hon. Mr. Langevin, and in response to queries in that respect, he had stated that the buoys were not of any particular local interest, but an improvement in the navigation of the harbour, which would be happily felt by the Dominion and foreign vessels entering the port, and he thought that his remarks had left a favourable impression, and that there would be no difficulty in getting the object of the memorial. He had given instructions to the City Engineer to ascertain the dimensions of the shoal and its distance from Carruther's wharf and the premises of the Canadian Engine and Machinery Works, so as that in answering the document in question, the department could be informed of the extent and extreme danger of this obstruction as at present situated. He expressed the hope, too, that the chairman of the committee on wharves and harbours should at the same time prepare a petition for transmission to the Government, urging the removal of these shoals for Dominion purposes, and in so doing that no time should be lost, in order to have the appropriation entered in the budget to be brought before the House this winter.

(Mayor also talked with Hon. Mr. Langevin about reflectors supplied by gov't for city clock to be a marine beacon, and an annual appropriation for gas to light the clock.)

Vessel Accidents - Yesterday afternoon as the schooner E. Blake was swinging around the Montreal Transportation Company's wharf to clear for the Welland Canal, she ran foul of the propeller Lincoln, striking the latter's stern and carrying away the vessel's bowsprit and gearing. The E. Blake had her hawser attached to the schooner Greenwood, and so great was the stres upon the line that the Greenwood's chain plate was removed from its fastenings and the main-mast in danger of being displaced.

p.2 The Propeller Bruno - The tug Lady Franklin left last night with pumps and apparatus for the Galops rapids to assist in raising the propeller Bruno, sunk near the Williamsburg Canal.

The Dredging - The dredge J.C. Daly is busily at work in the harbor, and is at present engaged on the shoal in front of the Martello Tower. The depth of the water is only six feet ahead of the dredge. This is increased to 12 feet by digging. The dredge is turning out daily from 200 to 300 yards. It is a satisfaction to learn that the shoal is not rock as was generally believed, but blue clay. We hope the other shoals will not be more difficult to manipulate. The J.C. Daly is of course working under the supervision of the Government Engineer.

Police Court - an employee on prop. Bruno charged with stabbing another.

p.3 Customs Imports - 28th - Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, H. Sanders, 1 gun.

29th - Schr. M. Battle, Chicago, M.T. Co., 21,228 bush. wheat.

Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 29, 1872