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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1873

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p.2 Marine News

Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - The schooner Hercules arrived from Hamilton with 6,000 (sic) West India staves, and the barge Carrier left with 55,000 staves, and Seneca with 17,090 bush. of wheat and 2,445 bush. of corn last night for Montreal in tow of one of the Government steamers.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - The following barges left per tug Elgin last evening for Montreal: Harvest, 15,985 bush. of corn; Kinghorn, 19,125 bush. do.; Dreadnought, 10,550 bush. do.; Idyl, 7,219 bush. do.; Index, 7,500 bush. do.

Richardson's wharf - The schr. Richardson is loading 9,000 bush. rye for Oswego.

Messrs. James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The propeller St. Lawrence passed up and the strs. Picton, Passport, Osprey, and props. Dromedary and Indian down.

Port Colborne, May 12th - Down: Props. Brooklyn, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Europe, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo; Alma Munro, Port Stanley, Montreal, gen. cargo; schrs. Ben Franklin, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; Melrose, Detroit, Oswego, grain; Wm. Lewis, Detroit, Ogdensburg, lumber; Louise, Toledo, Kingston, timber; steambarge Glasgow, Bay City, Ogdensburg, lumber; barge Jno Mark, do., do.; J.H. Lathrop, do., do.; steambarge Bell Cross, do., do.; barges L. Brocker, do., do.; F. Lester, do., do.; Albany, do., do.; props. Lawrence, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; St. Albans, do., do.; Bruno, Toledo, Montreal, gen. cargo; schrs. Volunteer, Detroit, Oswego, lumber; Mariner, Cleveland, Montreal, stone; Albatross, Leamington, Kingston, timber; Mary Shaw, Port Ryerse, Welland, lumber; New Dominion, of Quebec, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; Orkney Lass, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Smith & Post, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Ontario, Port Huron, Kingston, staves; Comanche, Chicago, Prescott, corn; Gibraltar, Toledo, Kingston, lumber; prop. Granite State, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

Up: schrs. E.H. Rutherford, Hannah Nett, Woodward, Mary Grover, prop. Young America, Maine.

Police Court - Joseph Beaupre, a Frenchman, and one of the owners of the Rideau Canal schooner Hannah Knapp, charged John and James McIlroy with assaulting him on the 1st of May. The complainant and defendants are brothers-in-law, and for some time ill-feeling has been engendered between them...

Marine Hospital - A grant of $500 to the Marine Hospital, Kingston, was passed on Saturday evening.

The Cape Vincent and Kingston Ferry - The Steamer Maud - One of the most pleasant trips that we have taken recently was from Cape Vincent to Kingston on the ferry-boat Maud, which is one of the finest and best boats of her size that is to be found on the river. She was built in Kingston in 1872, and is therefore entirely new and in first-class order. Her engine is what is known as "compound," working on both high and low pressure, is a fine piece of machinery, and successfully run by Mr. Wm. Derry, engineer. It runs ordinarily at the rate of 65 revolutions per minute, which gives a speed of about 12 miles per hour, a trifle faster than the Pierrepont. Among the improvements upon the style of boats that have heretofore run on this route is the spacious upper deck extending over the entire length, and affording a pleasant promenade, a dining room on the main deck, easy of access, and handsomely furnished; a cabin which is to be furnished with Brussels carpet and a piano, and a covered space for freight, etc., forward of the shaft. The engine is placed under the dining room, out of the way, thus affording additional room. Capt. C. Hinckley, jr., formerly of the Pierrepont, has charge of her this season, and it is but due to him to say that no better choice could have been made. Fred Folger, the affable and gentlemanly purser, is the right man in the right place, while Elliot, the steward, pleases everybody by the manner in which he manages his department. With such a boat and such management the season cannot fail to be a successful one, and with the privileges and low prices offered to the Cape Vincent people (as usual) the boat becomes one of their most popular "fixtures," and will undoubtedly be well patronized by them. [Watertown Despatch]

Picton, May 12th - Mr. Ress, M.P.P., Prince Edward, has bought the fine steamer Alexandria, to run between Montreal and Trenton as a passenger and freight boat. She will immediately undergo a thorough repair, and with a new saloon will be one of the finest and swiftest boats on the river.

The Wreck of the St. Renaud in the Lachine Rapids

Passengers Severely Scalded

Montreal, May 13th - From passengers arriving in this city this morning, we learn, the full particulars of the wreck of the steamer St. Renaud in the Lachine Rapids at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. There were from 125 to 150 persons on board. She struck on the Cheval Rouge, about 20 or 30 yards from the pitch of the rapids. She struck twice heavily, and the third time went fast on the shoal on the north side. Water rushed up at once, and within three minutes the fires were all quenched. The blow pipe broke; the steam escaped, and badly scalded an old gentleman from Beauharnois about the face. His daughter, five or six years of age, on both hands, both legs, and two or three ladies about the hands. Immediately the vessel struck Captain Rankin left in a boat with four passengers to the nearest land, Isle Heron. A second boat took out ten passengers, and a third fifteen passengers. When once on the island it was impossible for the boats to return, and canoes, the only craft that could live in such a strong current, were despatched to the wreck. All night the canoes plied from the vessel to the island, rescuing passengers. The night was cold, and there was only one house on the island to afford shelter. At four o'clock this morning the boats left the island, and drifted down the river, where they all landed safely at the second mile post on the Lachine road. Thence the ladies were driven into the city, and the men walked. The baggage and part of of the cargo will be saved by canoes. The rest will be a loss. The vessel itself is a total wreck. The cause of the accident is attributed to the defective steering of the steamer. She took a sheer in spite of the captain and pilot.

p.3 Custom Imports - May 12th - Schr. Ariadne, Hamilton, Coulthurst & Macphie, 70,000 W.I. staves.

Schr. Babineau & Gaudry, do., do., 60,000 do.

Schr. Azov, Toledo, Holcomb & Stewart, 12,770 bush. corn.

Schr. Arctic, Toledo, M.T. Co., 14,930 bushels corn.

Schr. H.W. Hoag, Toledo, do., 17,800 bushels corn.

Schr. Grenada, Toledo, M.T. Co., 15,372 bush. corn.

Schr. Jane McLeod, Toledo, Holcomb & Stewart, 14,185 bush. corn.

Schr. John Wesley, Toledo, M.T. Co., 19,124 bush. corn

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1873