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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1873

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The gale still continues with unabated vigour, and work in consequence cannot proceed with that rapidity which captains of vessels or forwarders desire. There is no sign of a break yet. A large number of vessels reached the harbour on Saturday and Sunday, and have to wait for better weather to get discharged.

Jones and Miller's wharf - schrs. Octavia, Colborne, 5,500 bush. wheat; Madeira, Chicago, 21,260 bush. wheat; Reindeer, Chicago, 19,035 bush. wheat.

Coulthurst & McPhie's wharf - schrs. Gold Hunter, Dresden, 18,000 pipe staves and 500 West India staves; Sweet Home, 12,422 pipe staves, 6,000 red oak staves, and 6,500 West India staves; Erie Belle, Chicago, 5,000 bush. wheat; Hercules, Port Dalhousie, 14,375 bush. wheat.

Mlontreal Transportation Company's wharf - The schrs. Sea Bird, Hamilton, 7,227 bush. wheat; Antelope, Chicago, 18,705 bush. wheat; prop. Enterprise, Port Dalhousie, 20,558 bush. wheat; New Dominion of Quebec, Hamilton, 11,340 bush. wheat; M.C. Cameron, Chicago, 20,200 bush. wheat; Samana, Milwaukee, 16,100 bush. wheat; Clyde, Milwaukee, 19,100 bush. wheat; Augustus Ford, Toledo, 11,507 bush. corn; Cecilia, Chicago, 16,917 bush. wheat; Yankee Blade, Chicago, 15,245 bush. wheat; M. Filmore, Chicago, 18,259 bush. wheat; Trinidad, Chicago, 18,300 bush. wheat; Manzanilla, Chicago, 22,354 bush. wheat; Red Rover, Toledo, 13,770 bush. wheat. A number of other vessels have arrived, but they have not yet reported.

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The steamers Corsican, Spartan, and prop. Africa passed up, and the Bavarian and Magnet down. The Bavarian did not pass down until Saturday evening, having been detained by stress of weather.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - The schrs. James R. Benson, Chicago, 20,000 bush. wheat; Laura, Chicago, 21,173 bush. wheat. This is said to be the largest cargo which has ever passed through the Welland Canal without lightening. The tug Wren arrived today with six barges.

The Grounded Schooner - The Cecilia Jeffrey is still on the shoal at the tower. Most of her cargo will be damaged, although yesterday about 1,500 bushels were got out in comparatively good condition. There is about six feet of water in her hold.

As will be seen by a telegram in another column, the prop. St. Lawrence was burnt to the water's edge in the Edwardsburg Canal yesterday. She was on her passage up the river. We have not heard if she had anything for Kingston.

South Bay, Oct. 18th - The propeller Bristol is in port. A gale is blowing from the south.

Port Colborne, Oct. 18th - Down: Schrs. Knight Templar, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Grenada, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; Josephine, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Fearless, Cleveland, Kingston, coal; Mary Merritt, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Mary Jane, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; H. Rooney, Toledo, Kingston, timber; J. Norris, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Wanetic, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; Jane Ralston, Toledo, Ogdensburg, lumber; prop. Persia, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

Up: Schrs. W. Lewis, Stafford, Benedict, Fenton, Canadian, Mediterranean, China.

Supposed To Be Lost - Mr. John Daily is somewhat uneasy about his tug the Sarah Daily (sic - Daly ?), which left Cape Vincent on Monday, the 6th, for Port Hope, since which time nothing has been heard from her. She had nine men on board. Possibly she may have foundered during some of the heavy gales. Tidings of her are anxiously looked for. [Napanee Beaver]

Sailor Drowned - Port Colborne, Oct. 13th - A sailor named Richard Smith, an Englishman, on the schooner James Norris, while coming in this morning, was knocked overboard and drowned.

The schooner F.D. Barker was got off last night, and is now in the harbour lightened. Over eleven thousand bushels dry wheat. The balance of the cargo, nine thousand bushels, is damaged.

Burning of the Propeller St. Lawrence

Edwardsburg, Oct. 20th - On Sunday, the 19th inst., about noon, the propeller St. Lawrence, owned by Messrs. Jaques & Co., of Montreal, Captain Mollet, master, after pushing through Lock No. 26, on the Edwardsburgh Canal, took fire in the woodwork round the boiler, although every effort was made to extinguish the fire, the flames spread so rapidly that it was impossible to extinguish them, so the Captain grounded her on the Canal bank, and all on board got safely off. Everything about the steamer is burned to the water's edge. She had a general cargo for Toronto and Hamilton, which excepting some pig iron, will likely be a total loss. It is believed that the steamer is insured in the Western of Toronto. The tug Glide was immediately behind and had to pull the burning hull from across the Canal, so that she could pass on with her barges.

The barque Clyde, Captain Dalton, owned by Captain John Riley, made one of the fastest runs on record, being from Chicago to Port Colborne in 4 days and 18 hours. She is loaded with 19,000 bushels of wheat for Kingston.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1873