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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 18, 1873

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The hardest gale of the season is blowing on the lake this morning, and navigation is extremely dangerous. It will probably bring down a large fleet, but nothing can leave the harbour. The short chopping seas are breaking over the piers, and at Swift's dock the prop. Columbia is shaking the whole wharf. A barge at one of the wharves has been nearly crushed by the pressure.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - schrs. Florida, Chicago, 18,400 bush. wheat; Union Jack, Chicago, 13,265 bush. wheat; Senator Blood, Chicago, 15,000 bush. wheat; Erie Belle, Chicago, 17,879 bush. wheat. The tug Bronson leaves with barges Cleveland, 18,400 bush. wheat; Montreal, 18,000 bush. wheat; Cruiser, 10,225 bush. corn; Milwaukee, 20,500 bush. wheat; Alfred, 12,234 bush. wheat; Consort, 10,400 bush. wheat.

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The steamers Corinthian and Picton passed up yesterday afternoon. The prop. Columbia arrived from Montreal this morning, but is unable to leave the harbour on account of the gale. The str. Spartan had not arrived down at noon. The schr. Pearl from Oswego is unloading 106 tons coal.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - The schrs. Augusta, Chicago, 21,000 bush. wheat; Cecilia Jeffrey, Toronto, 11,300 bush. wheat.

Schooner Aground - The schr. Cecelia Jeffrey is aground on the rocks at Shoal Tower. She is consigned to Holcomb & Stewart, and has 11,300 bushels of wheat on board. The captain very foolishly refused the assistance of a tug, and reaps his reward in being driven past his consignee. There is every probability that the cargo will be badly damaged, as the waves are breaking over the bulwarks. At nine o'clock this morning she had two feet of water in her hold.

The Yachting Challenge - Mr. H. Cunningham has received no reply to his advertisement, offering to sail his boat Phantom against the Lady Kate, of Belleville. This looks somewhat small after the bounce on the part of the Belleville boat. Mr. Cunningham is still anxious for the match to come off, as he believes his boat is the best of the two.

Port Colborne, Oct. 17th - Down: schrs. Montmorency, Chicago, Ogdensburg, corn; Mystic Star, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Cavalier, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; barge Crocker, Bay City, Ogdensburg, lumber; F. Lester, do., do.; Albany, do., do.; steam barge Bell P. Cross, do., do.; Westford, Pt. Huron, do., do.; schr. W.J. Greenwood, Cleveland, Toronto, stone; prop. Armenia, Chicago, Montreal, flour and wheat; schr. Jane Ralston, Toledo, Ogdensburg, lumber; prop. Georgian, Port Ryerse, Montreal, apples and flour; schr. Wancoto, Toledo, Oswego, wheat.

Up: barque Street, prop. City of Concord, schr. John Burt, John Magee, prop. Alma Munro, St. Albans, California, schr. Hoboken, Nevada, Wm. Hunter, G.M. Nolan (Neelon ?), prop. Acadia, schr. Havana; prop. East, Welland to Chatham, light.

Launch - The well-known steamer John Greenway - having been rebuilt - was launched yesterday and a new name given her. She will hereafter be known as the steamer Shannon, being named for the popular Postmaster of this town. It is not expected that the Shannon will be ready for business this season, although she may make a trip or two preparatory to commencing her trips upon the opening of navigation. We wish the owners success. [Picton Gazette]

ad - Cape Vincent, Garden Island, Wolfe Island and Gananoque Steamboat Route - steamers Maud, Watertown and Pierrepont - change of time, with new schedule. 18th Oct.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 18, 1873