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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 14, 1874

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p.1 City Council - Petition - Alderman McKelvey handed in the petition of the Canadian Navigation Company, asking permission to lay the new steamer Algerian, which is to be launched tomorrow, at the foot of Clarence Street for the purpose of finishing her.

- city's ownership of waterfront lots as relating to K. & P.R.R.'s request for city support for getting waterfront lots for railroad purposes.

The Ice Field - moving down river; Watertown and Pierrepont had a hard struggle to get through belt.

p.2 Marine Intelligence

Port Colborne, April 13th - Down - Schrs. S.D. Hungerford, Toledo, Ogdensburg, corn; Maumee Valley, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; J. Pugsley, Port Dover, Toronto, light; Laura, Toledo, Kingston, timber; prop. Oswegatchie, Detroit, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Lowell, Toledo, do., do.

Up: barque J.C. Woodruff, schrs. Garibaldi, Nassau; barques Montmorency, Lady McDonald; schrs. Albacore, Montcalm, Smith & Post, prop. Empire, schrs. Pulaski, Blazing Star, Montpellier, Fanny Campbell, Grace Whitney; brig Cohen; schrs. Jane Ralston, Fellow Craft.

The Canal Superintendent has put on a double gang of lock tenders on this lock this season, which will save vessels from sending their men to assist in locking as formerly.


St. Catharines, April 13th - The propeller Milwaukee arrived at Port Dalhousie this morning, bringing the crew and yawl of the schooner Meteor, of Oakville. The Meteor left Oakville on Friday, bound for Ogdensburg, with a load of grain, and on Saturday night carried away her jib-boom, and her canvass being covered with ice it could not be furled. The captain tried to run into Oswego, but the vessel sprung a leak and the propeller Milwaukee picked her up and towed her for about three hours, but she sank about five miles off Oswego, all her crew being transferred to the Milwaukee.

The schooner E.H. Rutherford arrived on Saturday, the wind blowing a gale from the north-west, and while sailing in, and just before the tug made fast to her, she ran into the schooner Trumpf, which was lying here, bound out, carrying away part of her head gear. The Rutherford broke her own jib-boom in two, and also broke her boat; her stern swung around and carried away part of the hurricane deck and part of the bulwarks of the propeller Asia, which was lying at the east pier.

A despatch from Port Colborne this morning says: Ice clear of this harbour, vessels arriving and leaving without any trouble, wind easterly; weather warmer.

The tug Maggie, towing down a vessel on Saturday evening, ran on the bank near Port Robinson, and her tow coming on her, the tug capsized. Preparations are now being made to raise her.

Port Rowan, April 14th - A small steam yacht belonging to Mr. Tregent of Windsor, was seized by the Collector of this Port, for attempting to leave without a clearance. The yacht has been lying here all winter, and Mr. Tregent was taking her to Windsor, she being only about 12 or 15 tons, and not used for either carrying passengers or freight, did not think it necessary to get a clearance. The boat is waiting for a release from the Government.

Garden Island, April 13th - Yesterday morning tugs succeeded in getting the schooners Jessie H. Breck, Denmark, Norway, Oriental and London, and the brig. Hy. Roney through the gap in the ice out to the lake. The tug Mixer towed the schooner R. Gaskin through the Batteau Channel and lake today, but was unable to return, as the ice in the meantime had shoved down, completely blocking up the channel.

Gananoque, April 13th - The steamer Lawrence Gaige, from Fisher's Landing, via Clayton, N.Y., arrived here this morning, being the first arrival of the season. She will commence her regular trips at once.

ad - Great Western Railway of Canada - To Vessel Owners - tenders called for moving r.r. steel.

p.3 C.I. - 11th - str. Pierrepont.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 14, 1874