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

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p.2 Man Drowned - Captain Marriott, of the barge David Andrews, reports that about half past one yesterday morning, while leaving Toronto harbour, opposite the Queen's wharf, Joseph Gregory, one of the hands fell overboard and was drowned. Gregory is a Lower Canadian from between Three Rivers and Quebec, unmarried, and has lived in Belleville for the last two years.

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Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Schr. E.P. Dorr, Toledo, 14,152 bush. corn; prop. Norman, 230 tons coal from Oswego. Cleared: The tug Glide, with barges St. Lawrence, 9,361 bush. wheat; Westport, 10,475 bush. corn; Victor, 12,754 bush. wheat; Alfred, 14,004 bush. wheat.

Messrs. James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The steamer Corsican passed down; and the steamers Magnet and Picton passed up. The prop. Lake Erie coaled here.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - Schr. S. & J. Collier, Toronto, 10,000 bush. wheat; prop. Kincardine, Toronto, 7,000 bush. wheat; barge P. Andrews, Toronto, 3,186 bush. wheat.

Barge Sunk - The barge Royal Oak, belonging to the Montreal Transportation Company was run into by the prop. Dromedary, in the Lachine Canal, at Brewer's Bridge, and sunk. The barge had on board 14,000 bush. wheat, ex-prop. Enterprise, from Port Dalhousie. The barge is partly insured in the Western Insurance Company, Toronto.

Collision - On Thursday a collision occurred at Messrs. Campbell and Brennan's wharf between the steamer Norfolk and the schooner Mary Fox. The steamboat in approaching the dock (the first trip under the management of her new owners) ran too close to the vessel, the fore boom of which was swung outwards to facilitate the discharge of her cargo of coal. The crafts were drawn together and the boom driven through the upper works of the Norfolk just aft the wheelhouse. The steamer was in motion, and as she advanced the work of destruction continued. It is impossible to say where the damage might have ended, possibly the hurricane deck would have been swept off, but for a fender which caught the boom, and being the stronger, broke the latter piece of timber. Great excitement prevailed among the passengers on board the steamer. [Belleville Ontario]

Port Colborne, June 13th - Down: schr. Magdala, Bay City, Kingston, timber; prop. Young America, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Pride of America, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Maine, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. John Pugby, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Trenton, Bay City, Kingston, staves; D.D. Porter, Cleveland, Hamilton, light.

Up: prop. City of New York; schrs. New Dominion, Scud, Bermuda, H. Parsons, W. Lewis, Peerless, barge H. Benson, schrs. Undine, Ellen, Theresa, Enright, Louisa, barge Manly, schr. Garibaldi, barge F. Russell.

The Express steamers for Oswego, Rochester, etc., will commence their trips on the 1st of July. The Saguenay steamers have already commenced carrying their crowds to the watering places of the St. Lawrence

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