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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 18, 1873

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There has not been a single arrival in grain for the last two days, but several of the forwarders here have received advices of consignments, so that a good many may be expected next week.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - The tug Glide arrived with four barges, and the steam-barge Norman is discharging 253 tons coal.

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The strs. Corinthian and Abyssinian, and the prop. America passed up; the strs. Athenian and Passport down. The Passport did not reach Kingston until about eight o'clock this morning, being detained by the very dense fog which overspread the lake last night. The str. Water Lily left for the Rideau Canal with a general cargo. The prop. St. Lawrence got some damage to her boiler, and lies at Davidson and Doran's wharf for repairs. She is on her passage up the lake.

Ashore - The schr. Ariadne, consigned to Holcomb and Stewart, with peas, got ashore at the Ducks last night during the prevalence of the fog. The tug Lady Franklin went out to her assistance, and we learn that she was got off about seven o'clock this morning without damage.

Pigeon Island Light - A lighthouse was erected in the fall of 1870, on Pigeon Island, and is directly in the way from Oswego to Kingston, and is four miles from the head of Wolfe Island. The light is a revolving white light, with an interval of one minute and ten seconds between flashes. It is elevated 46 feet above high water, and in clear weather can be seen at a distance of 12 miles. It is visible from all points of the compass, and was first exhibited Nov. 1st, 1870. Leaving Oswego for Kingston, two courses may be taken. 1st due North will take you to Nine Mile Point, clearing the Ducks, leaving them to the westward, and Pigeon Island and Charity Shoal to the eastward. 2nd, north 3/4 west (the best course) will take to mid-channel between the True and False Ducks.

False Duck Light - The bright stationary light at the False Duck will be seen at night; but, in the day time the highly bushy land of South Bay Point will be seen before the Ducks.

South Bay Point - Anchorage - If a gale be threatening from the W. or S.W., good anchorage and shelter can be had under the lee of South Bay Point. The anchorage is between the end of the Point and the shoal. The channel between South Bay Point and False Duck should not be attempted except with a leading wind and fine weather, and a good pilot, a dangerous shoal existing between the Real Duck Island and South Bay Point.

Upper Gap - Kingston may be made through the Upper Gap, which is between Indian Pt. on the west, and Amherst Island on the east. Steer N. by E. till between Amherst Island and the main land, then N.E. by E. till north of the Brothers, thence E. 1/2 N. to Kingston.

Upper Gap Light - To facilitate the safety of vessels navigating here, the Dominion Government has erected a lighthouse on the north east point of Indian Point, which can be seen at a distance of about ten miles, and has proved of the greatest value to mariners seafaring in this direction. [Oswego Times]

Anchoring In Channel Ways - Complaints about vessels anchoring in the centre of travelled channels comes from various quarters. St. Clair Rapids, for instance, is not the place any cautious captain, anxious to avoid collision, would select for an anchoring ground; yet it is said not a few vessels drop anchor there. Vessels, wherever anchored, should have a bright light conspicuously displayed. [Detroit Post]

A Probable Collision - The schooner Annie Voight was towed into Mackinaw on Sunday morning with her bowsprit and head gear carried away, besides other damages, the probable result of a collision. No particulars are given in the despatch which has come to hand. She sailed from Chicago on the 9th inst., and will doubtless be towed direct through to her destination. [ib]

Port Colborne, July 17th - Up: Prop. Bristol, schrs. B. Barwick, Richmond, Fleur de Marie, B. McPhie, A. Craig, props. Akron, St. Albans, Maine, schrs. Dominion, Wild Rover, Paragon, Starling, Portage, Antelope, Yankee Blade.

Down: Schrs. Union Jack, Bay City, Kingston, staves; Wm. Lewis, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Antelope, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Nett Woodward, Glasgow, Kingston, staves; Sweet Home, Romney, Clayton, staves; Camanche, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; New Dominion, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Queen of the Lakes, Cleveland, Toronto, coal.

Notice - Take Notice that all persons are hereby forbidden to purchase any interest whatever, that Robert McDonald, or James McDonald Hyatt, may have or pretend to have in the Schooner Gazelle, as the same is claimed by the Creditors of J.R. Trumpour an insolvent, and is now the subject of litigation.

Duncan McFarlane, Assignee of the Estate and effects of J.R. Trumpour an Insolvent, by Bell & Bell his solicitors.

Dated at Belleville, this 16th July, 1873.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 18, 1873