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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 25, 1872

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p.2 Marine News

Shipping affairs have become very dull. What was lately all life and bustle is now gloomy and inactive. The suspension of the forwarding trade seems to have affected the general business of the city considerably.

The prop. City of Montreal passed down on Saturday morning for Montreal.

The propellers Bristol, Bruno and Lake Ontario left for the west on Saturday also. The former two are expected to return here to go into winter quarters. The Lake Ontario lies up at Hamilton.

The schooner Richardson arrived on Saturday from Oswego with 200 tons of coal, consigned to Messrs. James Swift & Co.

The tug Glide cleared on Saturday for Montreal with two barges carrying a combined cargo of 20,000 bushels of grain.

By the Welland Canal report we perceive that the schooner M.F. Merrick, Captain Thomas Asselstine, of Clayton, has passed through the canal. Of the large fleet of vessels which have been laden and made several efforts to proceed west during the last ten days, this we believe is the only one that has actually succeeded.

Yesterday a number of schooners sailed for the Welland Canal, but the gale at present prevailing from the south, which set in about midnight, has probably driven them into some near haven for shelter.

The steamers Osprey and Picton and prop. America passed up on their last trip of the season, and the steamer Spartan on her last round trip. The propellers City of Montreal and St. Lawrence passed down yesterday; also the steamer Passport on her last trip. The steamer Corsican has been laid up here.

The propeller Lincoln, having in tow the barge Lisgar, passed up on Saturday night; the Lincoln for Hamilton and the Lisgar for Toronto.

The Belleville Intelligencer says: The steamer Rochester injured one of her paddle-wheels by striking it against a tow of saw logs, when entering the harbour last night. The logs were seen but were mistaken for ice, and the speed of the boat was consequently not slacked on approaching them. The barge David Andrews is loading rye for Oswego. The schooner M. O'Gorman will take a cargo of barley from the same elevator, also for Oswego. The Napanee river is closed with ice, which prevents the steamers Norfolk and Maud calling at that port.

Struck The Pier - The schooner Acontias struck the pier going into Oswego on the 18th inst., and sunk inside.

Disaster On Lake Ontario - Oswego, Nov. 23rd - The schooner Coquette from Toronto for this port with lumber, while entering the harbour last night, drifted against the east pier and sunk.

Sunk - Capt. Ballantine, of the propeller Antelope, reports passing a small schooner sank about 4 to 4 1/2 miles southeast of Windmill Point, and 6 miles above the Buffalo lighthouse. He thought her to be a top sail schooner.

All Right - Relative to the Clayton Belle and the Scarth, recently reported in trouble, on the St. Lawrence, Messrs. Fish and Armstrong are in receipt of a despatch from Kingston, Saturday, that they were all right. [Buffalo Commercial Advertiser]

The Steam Barge S.S. Ellsworth Ashore - We learn that the steam barge S.S. Ellsworth is ashore at Wilson. It appears that she had taken on 3,000 bush wheat at Wilson, and had started for Youngstown to complete her cargo, but in leaving the port or soon after, she went ashore. At last advices she was not leaking. A tug has been despatched from Port Dalhousie to get her off. The cargo is insured.

Schooner Wrecked - A dispatch from Brighton, Ont., yesterday, says the three-masted schooner J.A. Macdonald, of Toronto, loaded with coal, went ashore outside Presque Isle Harbor during the gale Sunday night and broke in pieces. The crew were all saved.

Port Colborne, Nov. 23rd - Down - Schrs. W.J. Preston, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Monterey, Port Huron, Cape Vincent, lumber; prop. Ocean, Milwaukee, St. Catharines, wheat; schr. W. Reynor, Toledo, Oswego, wheat.

Up - Through Locks - Schrs. Rutherford, Camanche, Westside, barques John Breden, Geo. Thurston, Southampton, schr. Wacousta, steam-barge Mary Pringle.

At elevator - Schrs. Kate Richmond, Russian, Cossack, barque Jessie Drummond; schr. Bahama ran back for shelter; schr. Mary with loss of jibs; Jane McLeod, Grenada, Trenton, Sasco; barque General Burnside loss of topsail; schrs. Argo and Granada lost both anchors; steam barge Oakland and barge Owen; tug Pere with barge.

Steamboat Inspectors - The annual meeting of the Board of Government Steamboat Inspectors, of which Mr. Risley, of Toronto, is the chairman for the examination of applicants for engineers' certificates for this district will be held in the British American Hotel, commencing tomorrow, and will be continued the following Wednesday and Thursday.

p.3 Imports - Nov. 23rd - Str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo).

Nov. 25th - Str. Corsican, Hamilton, J. Hendry & Bros., 50 caddies tobacco.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 25, 1872