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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 14, 1873

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p.1 Marine News

Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - Nothing to report.

Messrs. Coulthurst & Macphie's wharf - No arrivals or departures.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - The schooner C.W. Rathbun is the only arrival. She has a cargo of 10,683 bush. wheat from Toronto. The tug Glide reached here last night from Montreal with three barges light, and left again shortly afterwards with the following: Portland, 9,668 bush. of wheat; Utility, 11,535 bush. do.; McCarthy, 15,372 bush. corn; Friend, 7,404 bush. do.

Messrs. James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The schr. J.H. Hartzell, from Cleveland, is discharging 400 tons of coal.

Messrs. Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - Arrivals: Schrs. Aerial, from Port Hope, 10,271 bu. wheat; New Dominion, of Picton, from Kincardine, 12,016 bush. wheat. The propeller Europe, from Chicago, lightened 4,000 bush. of wheat, and prop. Alma Munroe, from Port Stanley, lightened 3,500 bush. wheat. This is the first trip of the Alma Munroe (sic - Munro ?), which was built by the Elgin Transportation Company at Port Dalhousie during the past winter. She is commanded by Capt. Pollock, well known to many in Kingston.

A new propeller named the Armenia was launched at Chatham on Wednesday last. She will trade between Toronto and Montreal, and has a carrying capacity of 17,000 bushels.

The statement is made that a company composed of influential men has been formed in Picton for the purpose of running a steamer between the head of the bay and Montreal. The names mentioned in connection with the enterprise are those of Messrs. Walker Ross, M.P.; W. Owens, A. Striker, M.P.P., and others. They have purchased the steamer Alexandria, which will undergo repairs, and be run in opposition to the steamer Picton.

Port Colborne - May 13th - Down: Schrs.W. Kellar, Milwaukie, Kingston, wheat; steam barge Lincoln, Milwaukie, Kingston, wheat; barge Lisgar, Milwaukie, Kingston, wheat; schrs. Annandale, Bay City, Kingston, staves; Montmorency, Saginaw, Clayton, timber; Rockaway, Port Huron, Oswego, lumber; Morning Light, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Fellow Craft, Cleveland, Welland, coal; barge Geo. Manly, Bay City, Kingston, lumber; H. Benson, Bay City, Kingston, timber; F. Russell, Bay City, Kingston, timber; tug Metamora, Bay City, Kingston, no cargo; schrs. Sea Gull, Toledo, Oswego, corn.

Up: Steam barge Westford, prop. Argyle; schrs. New Dominion, Maumee Valley; Vacousta, Anglo Saxon, Cossack.

Arrived at elevator to discharge: schrs. E. Gerlochy, Chicago, Port Colborne, corn; H. Wells, Chicago, Port Colborne, corn; Nabob, Milwaukie, Port Colborne, corn.

p.2 The Reorganization of the Mechanics Institute - assistance of W. Powers & W.R. Mingaye.

A Narrow Escape - sailboat upsets in harbor, 3 men rescued by McCorkell.

New Steambarge - Alderman Gildersleeve has contracted for a steambarge, the frame of which has been laid by Messrs. Wm. Power & Co. at the Marine Railway. She will be finished, it is thought, for service by the middle of August, and will be engaged in the wood trade of the Rideau Canal.

Fog Signal - The new fog bell at Nine Mile Point is said to be of great service in safely defining the course of craft. Captains speak very favorably of it.

Despatch - The Montreal Transportation Company performed a big day's work on Monday. Within seventeen hours they unloaded 7 vessels, the combined cargoes of which amounted to 130,000 bushels, and despatched the barges to Montreal. That's what may be termed the forwarding business.

Montreal Transportation Company - The tug Glide delivered here last night on their first trip, two new barges, which have been added to the above company's floating stock, and which are deserving of more than a passing notice. One (the Montreal) is constructed of iron plate, composite style, similar to the design of the boats of the Royal Mail Line, the hull being covered with rock elm planking for protection to the metal. The model, workmanship, etc., are of the best description, and on the whole the craft has no equal on the St. Lawrence route. Her cost is estimated about $27,000. The other barge (the Detroit) is of larger dimensions, and is furnished with the latest and superior improvements of the shipping trade. Her cost is $15,000. Both were built at the Montreal Transportation Company's shipyard at Montreal last winter.

Customs Imports - May 13th - Schr. Canada, Toledo, Merchants Bank, 4,027 bush. corn.

May 14th - Schr. Hatzell, Cleveland, J. Swift & Co., 444 tons coal.

On Thursday evening last a young man named George Sweeney, whose friends reside near this city, and who was second engineer on the steam tug Wilcox, plying on the St. Clair River, met his death under the following circumstances, near Sarnia: The engine had stopped on the centre, when the deceased undertook to again step her without first shutting off the throttle. On the engine starting he was caught in the machinery and mangled in a shocking manner. He was a young man, unmarried. [London Free Press]

For Picton, Belleville, and Intermediate Ports.

New Arrangement

The R.M. Upper Cabin Steamer


Capt. Swales

Will leave as follows: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - Belleville at 5, Picton at 8, in the morning, arriving at Kingston about 12:15 p.m.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays - Belleville at 2:45 a.m., Picton at 6 a.m., arriving in Kingston about 10 a.m.

Returning, will leave Kingston daily at 3 p.m., arriving at Picton about 7 p.m., and Belleville 10:30 p.m.

Connects at Kingston with Cape Vincent Ferry Steamers, G.T.R. Trains East and West, Mail Line Steamers for Toronto, Hamilton, Oswego and Montreal, and Ottawa Steamers every Tuesday and Friday.

This splendid steamer having during the winter received large renewals and additions will be found unsurpassed in her furnishings and general accommodation.

Kingston, May 14th, 1873 C.H. Hatch, Ticket Agent

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 14, 1873