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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1873

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Marine News

The propeller City of London, from Toedo, with 13,500 bushels of grain, is discharging her cargo at the Montreal Transportation Company's wharf.

The schooner Caledonia, from Cobourg, 7,400 bushels of wheat, is also unloading at the same dock.

The M.T. Co.'s tug Glide, and seven barges, carrying a combined cargo of 80,000 bushels of grain, leave this evening for Montreal.

Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie despatch in tow of Government steamer five barges this evening for Montreal - four being laden with 79,000 bushels of grain, and one having 133,000 oak staves.

Messrs. Swift & Co.'s wharf - The propeller America passed up last night from Prescott, and the propeller Dominion down from Hamilton. The propeller City of New York (N.T. Co.'s Line) touched this morning, bound up from Ogdensburg. The schooner Mail, with 200 tons of coal, and schooner Royal Oak, with 250 tons of do., consigned to Messrs. Swift & Co. arrived here today from Oswego.

The Belleville harbour dredge is being repaired.

The Intelligencer recounts the exploits of the tug W.T. Robb during the Fenian raid. The tug Robb wintered at the City on the Bay.

Freights on lumber from Belleville to Oswego have risen 25 cents per M. since last season.

Chicago, April 29th - On 'Change yesterday there was nothing doing in grain freights. In the afternoon the bark Emerald was chartered for wheat to Kingston at 18 cents. Capacity, 21,500 bushels.

Launches - Two fine vessels were successfully launched from the shipyard of Messrs. Andrews & Son, Port Dalhousie, on Saturday afternoon. The first vessel launched was what is known as a fore and aft schooner. She is named the Jessie H. Breck, and was originally built to the order of Mr. S. Neelon, for the sum of $20,000, but that gentleman disposed of her to the present owners, L.W. Breck & Co., of Garden Island, for $25,000. The launch was made stern foremost, and the ship as she glided along the ways and kissed the bosom of the water, presented as picturesque a sight as could be desired. She is destined for the timber trade, and will be commanded by Captain Jolly, of Kingston. Her length is 142 feet over all; 12 feet depth of hold, 26 feet 2 inches beam, 376 tons register, 400 tons carpenter's measurement, and is estimated to carry 19,000 bushels of wheat. The next vessel launched was a splendid propeller named Alma Munroe. This craft was built for the Elgin Transportation Company of Port Stanley, and will be commanded by Captain Pollock, a well known and experienced "toiler of the sea." Her length is 144 feet over all; 26 feet beam, 11 feet 10 inches depth of hold, register 356 tons, carpenter's measurement 390 tons, carrying capacity 17,000 bushels.

Port Colborne, April 30th - Down: Schr. W.T. Greenwood, Cleveland, Hamilton, stone; prop. Cleveland, Toledo, Ogdensburgh, general cargo; prop. Lake Ontario, Toledo, Kingston, corn; schrs. P. Bennett, Port Rowan, Welland, railway ties; Anglo Saxon, Toledo, Ogdensburgh, corn; Dundee, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Cape Horn, Toledo, Oswego, wheat.

Up - Barque Pride of America, schrs. Grace Murray, Jas. Platt, Albatross, prop. Scotia, barque Robert Gaskin, schr. Pandora, props. Bristol, Empire, barque Jessie Scarth, L.S. Hammond, schr. Clayton Belle.

Kingston Deputation at Ottawa - (part) Buoys for the harbour will be provided immediately. Orders have been given for reflectors for the city clock as harbour beacon.

p.3 Custom Imports - April 30th - Str. City of London, Toledo, A. McCormack, 50 bbls. whiskey, M.T. Co., 13,500 bush. corn.

str. Maud, Cape Vincent, Fenwick, Hendry & Co., 349 half chests tea; G. Robertson & Son, 145 half chests tea. ( * Note - Henceforth the ferry arrivals will no longer be noted, the information not being considered useful for the purposes of this data-base. - ed.)

May 1st - Schr. Maid, Oswego, J. Swift & Co., 154 tons coal.

Schr. Ontario, Toledo, Holcomb & Stewart, 14,000 bush. corn.


Steamboat Engineers

In the report of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries there is a list of the Engineers examined, and who obtained renewal of their certificates up to the 31st of December, 1872, from which we extract:

First Class Certificates

Alex. Summerville, Kingston

John Brown "

John Arnold "

Edward Adams "

Patrick Powers "

James Quigley "

Alex. Rochfort "

Wm. Sullivan "

John McEwan "

Wm. Kelly, Garden Island

John McNull, Kingston

Patrick Carmartin, Picton

James Davis, Kingston

J.F. Taylor "

Second Class Certificates

Thomas Wadsworth, Kingston

Wm. Carter "

Philip Kenny "

Henry Youldan "

Stevens Morris, Prince Edward County

George Menish, Kingston

Geo. Johnson "

James Carroll "

Francis Therrault, Garden Island

James Hickey "

John Miller "

Wm. Johnston "

Francis Summerville, Picton

Oliver Prieure, Garden Island

James Allen "

Thomas O'Reilly, Kingston

Thos. Murphy "

Philip Kenny "

Robert Hepburn "

Jacob Mathews "

A. McBride "

John Doran "

Jas. Murray "

John Painter "

Patrick Flanigan "

p. Kilcauley "

Geo. Henderson "

John Ahern "

Wm. Plum "

Wm. Doran "

Daniel McEwan "

John H. Dickson "

James Johnson, Garden Island

Third Class Certificates

James Pendergass, Kingston

John Mundell "

R. Hepburn "

D. Donnelly "

Wm. Brown "

J. O'Reilly "

Thomas Smith "

John Simmons, Garden Island

Wm. Kennedy "

Charles Ayerst, Kingston

James Gallivan "

Michael McFall "

James Devlin "

R. McBride "

John Gallivan "

H. Thurston "

Thomas Barlow "

Henry Burn's "

A. McArthur, Howe Island

Duncan McInnes, Kingston

Francis Munroe, Howe Island

Wm. Sutherland, Kingston

T.W. Hugo "

James Gillie "

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1873