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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 3, 1873

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p.1 Marine News

Wednesday, July 2nd

Jones & Miller's wharf - Arrived: The schr. Clayton Belle, Milwaukee, 19,200 bush. wheat. Cleared: barges Odessa, 15,100 bush. wheat; Alice Pacy, 16,700 bush. corn; Cato, 10,500 bush. corn; Juno, 9,500 bush. wheat.

Coulthurst & Macphie's wharf - Arrived: G.C. Finney, Chicago, 19,392 bush. corn; W.J. Preston, Chicago, 16,654 bush. corn; prop. Enterprise, Port Dalhousie, 21,437 bush. corn; Barbarian, Chicago, 19,100 bush. corn. Cleared: barge Onondaga, 10,500 bush. wheat, and 8,398 bush. corn, Janes, 9,900 bush. corn; Tiger, 13,564 bush. corn; Canada, 17,448 bush. corn.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Arrived : schrs. Reindeer, Chicago, 19,818 bush. wheat; Westside, Chicago, 20,000 bush. wheat; City of Green Bay, Chicago, 22,246 bush. wheat. The tug Charlotte arrived with 4 barges light, and left with Montreal, 18,270 bush. wheat; Relief, 11,406 bush. wheat; Harvest, 25,665 bush. corn; C., 9,590 bush. wheat. The schr. Annie Falconer left with 320 tons of railroad iron for Windsor; and the schr. Benedict is loading 220 tons of railroad iron for Port Stanley.

Messrs. James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The steamers Passport, Abyssinian, Athenian and Corsican and prop. Calabria passed down; and the steamers Spartan and Abyssinian passed up. This is the first trip of the season of the American line of passenger steamers. The steam barge Rose, general cargo, arrived from the Rideau Canal; and steamer Nile, with barges, iron ore, from the Rideau Canal. The schrs. Belle McPhie and Centurion are loading iron ore for Charlotte.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - The prop. Alma Munro, from Milwaukee, lightened 4,504 bush. wheat, and proceeded to Montreal.

Port Colborne, July 1st - Down: schr. Miami Belle, barque Cavalier, prop. Georgian, barque Manzanilla, schrs. Theresa, China, barque Montmorency, Dundee, schrs. Telegraph, Atlantic, prop. Akron, barque Mary Battle, schrs. W.L. Collins, Annie Mulvey, Senator Blood, Marysburg, prop. City of Boston, barque Sweden, schr. Feerless.

Up: props. Granite State, City of New York, schr. New Dominion of Port Rowan, steam barge Westford, schrs. Wacouta, White Oak, prop. Ocean, schr. Antelope, barges Albany, Lester, Crocker.

The barque Mary Battle arrived with her fore topmast gone, and Dundee wth her sails damaged.

Thursday, July 3rd

Jones & Miller's wharf - Prop. Columbia lightened 4,009 bush. wheat from Chicago, and proceeded to Montreal; schr. Trinidad, Chicago, 19,500 bush. corn. Cleared - barges Mohawk, 22,592 bush. corn; Teviot, 10,804 bush. corn; D., 10,100 bush. corn, 4,099 bush. wheat.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - The tug Bronson arrived with 8 barges light, and leaves today with barges Fortitude, 10,952 bush. wheat; Corn Crib, 18,399 bush. wheat; Spark, 8,579 bush. wheat; Consort, 10,390 bush. wheat; Amazon, 10,000 bush. wheat; Alfred, 12,200 bush. wheat.

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The barges D.C. Sutton and Sally arrived from Oswego with coal. The steamers Barbarian (sic - Bavarian ?) and Athenian passed up and the Corinthian down; prop. Georgian lightened 600 bbls. flour and proceeded down; prop. Lake Erie passed up; and str. Osprey passed down. Steam-barge Nile is loading coal for Rideau Canal.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - schr. New Dominion of Picton, arrived from Kincardine with 12,287 bush.wheat.

Port Colborne, July 2nd, Up: schrs. Kellar, White Cloud, St. Andrews; props. Standley, E.H. Rutherford; steambarge B.P. Cross.

Down: schrs. Montmorency, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Dundee, do.; Atlanta, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Mary Battle, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Senator Blood, Chicago, do., corn; A. Mulvey, do., do., wheat; Marysburg, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Cortez, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Thos. Parsons, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; M.L. Breck, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Jane McLeod, Kincardine, do., wheat; props. Akron, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; City of Boston, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Maine, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Sovereign, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo. Steambarge Wm. Cowie, New Glasgow, Ogdensburg, lumber.

The Maud's Excursions - There is no city or town in the Dominion which affords so favourable facilities for pleasure excursions as does Kingston. The magnificent scenery of the Thousand Islands and our noble harbour cannot be surpassed. No more delightful day's pleasure can be indulged than an excursion on the water in the vicinity of our city. The favourable location of Kingston and the enviable opportunities for pleasure afforded its inhabitants is often the subject of remark on the part of strangers who visit us. In this connection we are satisfied that the public will only be too glad to avail themselves of favourable opportunities of enjoying the invigorating breezes of the lake, and the fine scenery of the river. We have no hesitation in saying the people of Kingston are under lasting obligations to the enterprising owners of the Maud for inaugurating their weekly twenty-five cent excursions to Cape Vincent which we trust will be manifested in a practical form. We are glad to learn that the numbers who take advantage of these very cheap excursions are increasing. Between two and three hundred ladies and gentlemen, not forgetting a large number of fine babies, went over to the Cape by the Maud yesterday afternoon, many of whom remained until the steamer returned in the evening on a moonlight excursion, which was well attended by a most respectable class of people. We observed in connection with it an entire absence of any rough conduct, which in former years prevented many ladies from attending them. The owners of the Maud accompanied the party and used every effort to contribute to the comfort and pleasure of the excursionists. A string band was provided, and dancing was fully indulged in. On arriving at Cape Vincent both in the afternoon and evening, the excursionists liberally patronized a bazaar which was held in the railway station in aid of the Episcopal Church. The building was decorated with the American and British flags. The Maud returned by the head of Wolfe Island. On the way a heavy shower of rain fell, but the comfort of the passengers was not interfered with, owing to the admirable arrangements of the steamer - a substantial awning extending over the greater part of the deck. The Maud is a model of comfort, and her officers are most courteous. We advise all our readers who can possible take advantage of the opportunity of spending a few hours pleasantly on the wate to patronize the weekly excursions to the Cape. They may feel assured of being well treated, and we guarantee ample enjoyment. We congratulate the owners of the Maud on the success of the excursion, and the popularity of their fine steamer - a popularity which is common on both sides of the lake. Those who appreciate a good "square meal," got up in first class style, will find the Maud's table equal to any boat on the lake. Magnificent scenery, a splendid boat, good food, little expense, what more is wanted.

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Arrival of the Chicora - Collingwood, July 3rd - The steamer Chicora, of the Collingwood Lake Superior Royal Mail Line, arrived here last evening with about fifty passengers, and a quantity of copper ore and sundry freights. This splendid steamer has been furnished with all the requirements necessary for the enjoyment of summer tourists and excursionists. Under the command of its popular captain it will doubtless be extremely well patronized this season. She leaves again on Friday.

p.4 Customs Imports - July 1st - str. Passport, Hamilton, G. Robertson & Son, 40 caddies tobacco; Messrs. Gildersleeve, 1 lot h.h. goods; R. Town, 5 baskets cherries; R.D. Smith, 2 baskets cherries.

schr. Columbia, Chicago, Coulthurst & Macphie, 4,009 bush. wheat.

Do. Alma Munro, Milwaukee, Holcomb & Stewart, 4,504 bush. wheat.

July 2nd - Schr. Corsican, Charlotte, Rees Bros., baskets fruit; R.D. Smith, 3 crates fruit.

schr. Westside, Chicago, M.T. Co., 20,000 bush. wheat.

Do. Clayton Belle, Milwaukee, Jones & Miller, 19,200 bush. wheat.

Do. City of Green Bay, Chicago, M.T. Co., 22,246 bush. wheat.

Schr. Barbarian, Chicago, Coulthurst & Macphie, 19,100 bush. corn.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 3, 1873