The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 23, 1873

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Coulthurst & McPhie's wharf - prop. Calabria, 19,000 bush. wheat; schr. British Queen, 9,700 bush. wheat.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Magdala, Cleveland, 9,765 bush. wheat; prop. Enterprise, Port Dalhousie, 22,000 bush. corn.

James Swift & Co's wharf - The propeller Sovereign passed up, taking on board here the lighterage of the prop. Shickluna. The steamers Athenian and Bavarian passed up; the Corsican and Abyssinian passed down. Schooner Morning Star arrived from Sodus with 150 tons coal. Tug Admiral D.D. Porter coaled here this morning.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - The tug Wren arrived with 4 light barges.

The tug Glide, while proceeding to Montreal yesterday with six barges, broke her piston, and had to leave her tow at the foot of Wolfe Island and come back for repairs. She now lies at Davidson and Doran's foundry, and it will take several days to make her fit for work again.

Port Colborne, Aug. 21st - Up: steambarge Wm. Cowie, schrs. L. Powell, H.W. Hoag, Richmond, Prince of Wales, prop. Champlain, steambarge Lincoln, barge Lisgar, schr. Benedict, L.L. Lamb, Lumina, prop. Europe, barge Glasgow.

Down: prop. Maine, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. Tom Parsons, Chicago, Kingston, grain; D.M. Foster, Bay City, do., staves; C. Jeffrey, Cleveland, St. Catharines, coal; Cape Horn, do., Toronto, do.; Mary, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; Sarah Jane, Cleveland, Toronto, coal.

Board of Trade - (part) Mr. W.B. Simpson mentioned that Mr. Kingsford, a Government engineer from Ottawa, had called upon him a few days ago relative to the state of the harbour, which he had been ordered to examine and report upon. Mr. Kingsford had gone to Napanee to examine that harbour, and would return in a few days when he might be seen. Mr. Simpson mentioned that he had placed Mr. Kingsford in communication with the Mayor, and had further suggested that the first thing which should be done, ought to be the removal of the shoal at the entrance to the harbour opposite Mr. Carruther's wharf, and that this should be done thoroughly.

A conversation arose concerning the effect of nitro-glycerine in blasting, in the course of which Mr. Morton said he would undertake to remove all the shoals in the harbour for $10,000. A number of the members were favourable to the construction of a breakwater, which they contended should be built at the expense of the Government, Kingston harbour being a link in the chain of the canal scheme of the Dominion, and of almost as great importance as the Welland Canal. The opinion was also freely expressed that the channel above the bridge was only clay which could be removed by the dredge if there was any occasion for it, but that the removal of the shoals or the erection of a breakwater was a matter of prime necessity, which should precede everythng else.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 23, 1873