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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 7, 1873

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p.2 Extensive Fire at Garden Island - bakery, boiler house, and capstan house on fire; fire originated by sparks from the propeller Georgian, which had landed some steam pumps at the island just before the fire was discovered.

Marine News

Jones & Miller's wharf - The schr. E.W. Rathbun arrived from Toronto with 10,700 bush. wheat, and her cargo will go forward this evening in the barge Cato.

Coulthurst & Macphie's wharf - The schr. Garibaldi, Toronto, 8,232 bush. spring wheat; barge Oneida, Montreal, 396 bars pig iron.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Prop. Enterprise, Port Dalhousie, 22,009 bush. wheat; schr. Mary Taylor, Cobourg, 9,631 bush. wheat; schr. Sybella, 9,419 bush. wheat. The tug Charlotte arrived with three barges light, and left with barges Faith, 7,500 bush. wheat; Consort, 10,036 bush. wheat; Ingot, 7,585 bush. wheat; and Utility, 11,600 bush. wheat. The barque Arabia sailed for Chicago with 229 tons of pig iron.

Messrs. James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The steamers Corinthian and Picton and prop. Georgian passed up, and steamer Passport passed down this morning. The steamer Nile, from the Rideau Canal, with a general cargo, and the schr. Monitor arrived from Chicago with a general cargo.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - Schr. Sweepstakes arrived from Chicago with 12,100 bushels of wheat; the schr. Annie Minnes, from Toronto, will leave today for Brockville. Barge Swan left for Montreal with17,000 bushels of wheat and corn, and 50 tons of phosphate.

Propeller Africa - This splendid new propeller is expected to get up steam today. She will be commanded by Captain Patterson who is one of the owners.

The John Power - A number of Toronto gentlemen including Mr. John Anderson have purchased this crack yacht, and are carrying her off to Toronto this afternoon to compete with some of the celebrated yachts in that city. We learn that it is intended to change her name to the Foam.

A fog bell has been erected in the vicinity of Simcoe light-house, on the south-west point of Simcoe Island, nine miles west of this point; and directions have been given to sound it during thick or foggy weather and during snow storms, while the season of navigation continues. The bell is operated by machinery and sounded at regular intervals, four times in each minute, and will probably be heard a distance of four miles.

The stone tower at Windmill Point near Prescott has been converted into a lighthouse and a fixed white light will be shown on the 15th of June inst. The light is elevated ninety-two feet above high water, and in clear weather should be seen at a distance of 15 miles. The illuminating apparatus is catoptric.

Port Colborne, June 6th - Down: Schrs. S.S. Elsworth, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Neptune, Port Ryerse, Port Colborne, shingles; prop. City of New York, Cleveland, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. Mary Battle, Bay City, Kingston, lumber; Bay Queen, Port Ryerse, Welland, lumber; Malta, Two Creeks, Clayton, lumber.

Up: Schrs. Trinidad, Fitzhugh, Mary Grover; prop. Milwaukee; schrs. Grace Whitney, Hoboken, Neptune, E. Blake, A. Falconer; steamer Glasgow, J.T. Mott, Nettwood, Ward, Albacore.

New Propeller - A very fine new propeller, the Lake Erie, passed down the river on Thursday afternoon on her first trip. She is a very handsome boat, and is a decided acquisition to the grain trade.

p.4 Custom Imports - June 6th - Str. Lake Erie, Toledo, A. Gunn & Co., 50 bbls. pork.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 7, 1873