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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 12, 1874

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p.1 The str. Shannon is having some alterations made in her wheels and machinery with a view of giving her increased speed.

The Picton - The Gazette says the steamer Picton arrived in Picton harbour on Tuesday forenoon, being the first bay boat up from Montreal this season. She has been thoroughly overhauled and looks clean and neat. Captain Smith is in command, which is a sufficient guarantee that the wants of the public will be promptly and safely looked after. Mr. Wm. Porter acts as Purser, and from his well known affability, experience and reliability, we are convinced that all business entrusted to his care will receive every attention. It is unnecessary for us to say that we trust the Picton may do a prosperous business for her proprietors, as their energy in putting on the Montreal route so good a boat is deserving a liberal support.

p.2 Stolen - From the premises of James Knapp, Naval Cottages, Point Frederick, opposite the City of Kingston, Two Skiffs, one of them black with red stripe outside, green inside above seats, red below, length 17 feet; the other green, drab below seats, length 15 or 16 feet long.

Any person giving such information as may lead to the discovery of the said boats will be liberally rewarded. May 12th

Marine Intelligence

Jones & Miller's wharf - schr. W.T. Greenmoor (sic - Greenwood ?), from Port Hope, with 8,140 bushels wheat, discharged. Barges America and Rover leave for Montreal this evening with 26,000 bushels wheat and corn.

James Swift & Co. - The strs. Kincardine, Picton and Spartan passed down this morning.

Port Colborne, May 11th, Down: schr. A. Ford, Toledo, Oswego, corn; prop. Asia, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo; schr. Frank Crawford, Detroit, Ogdensburg, lumber; prop. Milwaukee, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Annie Craig, Bay City, Kingston, timber; props. City of Concord, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Lowell, do., do., do.; Lake Ontario, do., Kingston, wheat and sundries; schrs. N.P. Goodell, Toledo, Quebec, lumber and staves; Marco Polo, Cleveland, Montreal, stone; prop. Lake Erie, Port Colborne, Port Dalhousie, light; barque Fanny Campbell, Toledo, Kingston, timber; schr. Antelope, Hamilton, Courtright, Clayton, staves; barges G. Russell, Bear Creek, Prescott, H. Benson, do., do., timber; G. Marly, do., do., do.; tug E.P. Ross, Buffalo, Fairhaven; prop. Brooklyn, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. M. William, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Smith & Post, Detroit, Oswego, wheat.

Up: prop. Garden City, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo; barque General Burnside, Clayton, Detroit, light; schr. Hummins, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo; schr. M.J. Wilcox, Port Colborne, Bay City, light; steamer Silver Spray, Port Dalhousie, Owen Sound, light; prop. Georgian, Montreal, Port Ryerse, gen. cargo; schrs. Emerald, Collinsby, Bay City, light; Magellan, do., do., do.; brig Emery, Toronto, Cleveland, do.; schr. Denmark; prop. Cleveland.

Discharged at Elevator - schr. M.J. Milcox (sic - Wilcox), City of Chicago.

p.3 Brighton, 9th - Today a raft belonging to Mr. M. Reid, which was in charge of the tug H.A. Calvin, was broken by the force of a heavy sea when opposite Grafton. The men on board the raft were with difficulty saved, losing their clothing and other things. The tug came to our harbour for safety with the men on board. The raft was breaking up rapidly when they left. The wind blew a perfect gale from the west, with a heavy sea from the south-west. Two rafts are now here under charge of the tugs Wellington and Edsall. They started out this morning, but got in again safely, although with some trouble.

C.I. - 12th - Scow Ionia, Fairhaven, G. Chaffey & Bro., 125 tons coal.

- Schr. British Queen, Oswego, J. Kerr, 228 tons coal.

p.4 C.I. - 9th - str. Kincardine, Oswego, M. Morrison, 50 bags corn meal, 30 bags bran meal, 50 bbls land plaster; A. McLean, 40 bags bran meal.

Str. Picton, Ogdensburg, J. Waddingham, 204 pcs. black walnut.

Schr. White Oak, Hamilton, Calvin & Breck, 19,266 pipe staves, 8,852 West India staves.

Schr. Mary L. Higgin, Chicago, M.T. Co., 21,058 bush. wheat.

Schr. (sic - Str. ?) Ocean, Chicago, Jones & Miller, 4,378 bushels corn.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 12, 1874