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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 3, 1873

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The signal drum was up nearly all last week, and the harbour this morning presents the unwanted spectacle of 15 propellors and three mail steamers wind-bound. The gale of Friday night was one of the worst ever experienced on Lake Ontario. The snow flew in blinding drifts, and the light at the Ducks could not be seen across the Gap. Last night also was a "buster," but the snow did not fall - rain taking its place. The drum is still up, and the indications of another gale are very strong. The arrivals of grain are very small.

Jones and Miller's wharf - Schr. Princess Alexandra, Dresden, 9,000 West India staves. The barge America leaves tonight with 14,200 bush wheat.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Schr. Wananosh (sic), Chicago, 19,089 bush wheat. The tug Active arrived with six barges, and left with Glengarry, 15,975 bush wheat; Lancaster, 12,786 bush wheat; Faith, 7,284 bush wheat; Cruiser, 9,000 bush wheat; Ingot, 6,825 bush wheat; Alfred, 13,499 bush wheat.

James Swift & Co's wharf - The strs. Magnet, Bavarian and Corsican, and props. America, Calabria, Shickluna, Europe, India, Asia, R.W. Standly, Alma Munro, Bruno, Argyle, Enterprise, Lincoln, Prussia, Dominion, Lake Michigan and Dromedary, are all wind-bound.

Holcomb and Stewart's wharf - The schr. Lipilla (sic), Toronto, 9,643 bush wheat. The tug Wren came up last night in the gale, between 8 and 9 o'clock, and had to put in to Garden Island for shelter.

The schooner Folger is ashore on the North Maustantin Islands, Lake Michigan, but we have heard no particulars.

Laid Up - The following vessels have been stripped and laid up for the season: White Oak, B. Folger, Arabia, Helen, Lafayette Cook, Wild Rover, Mary Parks, and Sweet Home. These vessels have laid up owing to the great scarcity of freights, owing to the recent gold panic. It is somewhat hard on the owners of vessels to have to lay up a month earlier than usual, and that at what should be the busiest part of the season. They are getting 25 per cent off their insurance in consequence of the early season. Messrs. Calvin and Breck's fleet are also getting into winter quarters as fast as possible.

Port Colborne, Nov. 1st - Down - Schrs. Eveline Bates, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Telegraph, do., Oswego, do.; barque Arctic.

Up - Schrs. Atlanta, Knight Templar, Nassau, barque Mary Jane, props. Cleveland, Persia, Georgian, barge Gildersleeve, schrs. Orient, J.R. Noyes.

Nothing has left. The schooner Fitzgerald ran back last night. The H.P. Murray arrived today. She left here a week ago. She got under Long Point, and having ran short of provisions, had to come back for supplies. She reports fifty vessels under the Point. The barque Arctic arrived this evening, all right, having been under the Point.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 3, 1873