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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 12, 1873

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p.1 Marine News

Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - Schooners Babineau & Geaudry arrived from Hamilton for Montreal with 60,000 West India staves; Ariadne, from Hamilton for Quebec, with 70,000 West India staves; Hibernia, for Montreal with 6,337 bushels of spring wheat.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Schooners Miamaville (sic), Toledo to Kingston, 14,000 bushels corn; John Wesley, Toledo to Kingston, 19,124 bushels corn; barque Arctic, Toledo to Kingston, 14,930 bushels corn; schrs. H.W. Hoag, Toledo to Kingston, 17,800 bushels corn; W.W. Grant, Toronto to Kingston, 9,692 bushels wheat; Grenada, Toledo to Kingston, 15,371 bushels corn; John Gladstone, Toronto to Kingston.

Messrs. James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The steamer Osprey passed down this morning.

Messrs. Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - The schooner Azov, from Toledo to Kingston, with 12,700 bushels of corn; James McLeod, Toledo, Kingston, 14,200 bush. corn; T. Stevenson, Port Hope, Kingston, 8,000 bush. wheat; Idaho, Consecon, Kingston, 3,500 bush. peas; Homeward Bound, Port Hope, 7,500 bush. peas; H.P. Murray, Toledo, 11,000 bush. corn. The tug Wren leaves this wharf tonight for Montreal with four barges, carrying 50,000 bush. corn, wheat and peas.

Shipyard - There are hauled up for repairs the Dashing Wave, of Morristown, and the Champion, of Rideau Canal.

Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - schrs. Canadian, from Toronto, 9,400 bush. wheat; H.B. Rathbun, Toronto, 9,000 bush. wheat; Flying Scud, Toronto, 4,000 bush. peas.

Barge Minnie leaves for Montreal with cargoes of Canadian and Flying Scud. Barge Frontenac leaves with 18,000 bush. wheat, 500 bbls. pork and 800 bbls. flour.

Launch At Brewer's Mills - On Saturday the steambarge Gatineau, built by D.J. Ainslie, for Robert Anglin, jr., was launched. Her dimensions are 109 feet long, 23 beam, 7 feet hold. A large crowd assembled to witness the launch, which was very successful.

Port Colborne, May 10th - Down - Schrs. Lothair, Toledo, Kingston, staves; Hungerford, Toledo, Ogdensburg, corn.

Down: New Dominion, Port Burwell, Port Elgin, Kingston, wheat; props. Milwaukie, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Nashua, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Scotia, Milwaukie, St. Catharines, wheat; schrs. Maize, Toledo, Ogdensburg, wheat; Madeira, Toledo, Ogdensburg, wheat; Cohen, Cleveland, Oswego, coal; Two Brothers, Cleveland, Kingston, coal; barque F. Campbell, Toledo, Kingston, timber; schrs. N.Y. Emery, Cleveland, Toronto, stone; New Dominion of Picton, Kincardine, Kingston, wheat; Grace Murray, Cleveland, Cape Vincent, coal; C. Jeffry, Dresden, Burlington, staves; A. Maria, Toledo, Kingston, corn; British Lion, Toledo, Kingston, lumber; R. Gaskin, Toledo, Kingston, lumber; Alexander, Pigeon Bay, Clayton, lumber; P.M. Rogers, Toledo, Cape Vincent, corn; schr. P. Bennett, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; New York, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Marysburg, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Clara Youell, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Agnes Hope, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; Augusta, Toledo, Kingston, timber.

Up: Schrs. Dundee, Eureka, prop. Oswegatchie, schrs. Ada Medora, Garibaldi, Gleniffer, C. Sharpe, W.L. Breck, prop. Empire, City of London.

p.2 Accident To The Spartan - During the heavy fog which prevailed on the lake yesterday morning the steamer Spartan run ashore near Nine Mile Point. The steamers Pierrepont and Watertown proceeded to the scene, and after lightening the steamer of a great portion of her cargo she floated off and came into port during the afternoon without having sustained any injury.

Launch of the Africa - On Saturday afternoon the propeller Africa, built by Messrs. William Power and Son, for Messrs. Captain Patterson, of Kingston (who will command her), and Proctor, of Hamilton, was successfully launched at the Marine Railway. The boat, as far as model, material, skillful workmanship and finish are concerned, ranks first-class, and reflects the highest credit upon her builders. Her baptism was unavoidably delayed in preparing the arrangments; but about 6 o'clock the last wedge was removed, and she glided off the ways, and drifted out into the harbour, and danced on the turbulent waters with swan-like gracefulness. Miss Falconer was chosen to perform the ceremony of "christening" and as the propeller took her departure from the stocks, named her the Africa. The shipyard was crowded with people, and a large number had assembled to experience the peculiar sensation of a launch.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 12, 1873