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

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p.1 The Algerian - The new steamer Algerian, which is being built upon the frame of the old Bavarian, is rapidly approaching completion, all her machinery is in order and her essential parts are finished, all that is wanting is some woodwork of the after part of the boat, and a little that remains to be done in the upper cabin. We hope that under her new name she may commence a new career of prosperity, and may lose the unfortunate character which she has gained as the Kingston and Bavarian.

p.2 Marine Intelligence

Coulthurst & Miller (sic - McPhie ?) - Erie Belle arrived with 17,586 bushels wheat. The schr. Powhattan has arrived with wood at Noble's woodyard.

M.T. Co. - Arrivals: propeller Robinson, from Chicago, 16,000 bushels wheat schr. New Dominion, from Chicago, 14,276 bushels wheat; schr. M. Filmore, from Chicago, 18,026 bushels wheat. The tug Glide has arrived from Montreal with the barges Kinghorn, Duluth, Detroit, McArthur and Colborne. The Colborne is a new vessel carrying 24,000 bushels. The tug Elfin has arrived from Montreal with the barges Fortitude, Royal Oak and Lorne, all laden with railroad iron for the Kingston and Pembroke Railroad. Schr. Caledonian, from Cobourg, 4,939 bushels wheat; schr. Tecumseh, from Kincardine, 1,202 bushels wheat.

Swift & Co. - propeller Lake Michigan, from Hamilton, and steamer Corsican passed down. The steamer Passport, and propellers America and Persia passed up.

A. Gunn & Co's wharf - The steambarge Mary Robinson unloaded 100 barrels pork. The steamer Alexandra left for the Bay of Quinte. The Rochester arrived from Picton, Belleville, etc. The schooner Annandale is lying up and being painted.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - schr. Minnie Sherwood, from Consecon, with 4,536 bush. blackeye peas, and the schr. Ontario, from Kincardine, with 10,900 bush. wheat, have arrived.

Insurance Tariff Modified - We learn from Wm. Lovering, Chairman of the Executive Committee, that the National Board of Lake Underwriters have modified the cargo tariff as follows: On grain to Montreal, 15 cents additional to tariff of 1874, and no additional charge for trans-shipment in barges at Kingston. This was promulgated last Friday. [Buffalo Express]

Port Colborne, May 13th - Down: Schr. Niadard (sic), Goderich, Kingston, wheat; steambarge Swallow, Bay City, Ogdensburg, lumber; brig. L. Cook, do., Kingston, staves; schrs. St. Lawrence, Toledo, do., timber; E.H. Rutherford, do., do., corn; tug Admiral, Port Colborne, Hamilton; schrs. Wild Rover, Cleveland, Montreal, stone; John McGee, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; Sam Cook, do., do., do.; tug Georgian, Buffalo, Quebec; schrs. F.H. Howland, Chicago, Ogdensburg, corn; G. Smith, do., Oswego, do.; O.M. Bond, do., Kingston, wheat; Mary Cassidy.

Up: schrs. Alasha (sic), Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; Victor, Kingston, Cleveland, light; Bermuda, do., Wheatley, do.; G. Jenkins, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal; prop. Nashau, Ogdensburg, do., gen. cargo; schrs. Shandon, St. Catharines, Sheboygan, light; E. White, Charlotte, Morpeth, light; Pulaski, Oswego, Tawas, do.; barque Montmorency, Clayton, Saginaw, do.; Alexander, Kingston, Leamington, do.; Cecilia, do., River Ruslom, do.; Mary Jane, do., Bay City, do.; Geo. Thurston, do., do., do.; Lyman Casey, Oswego, Toledo, coal; prop. Sovereign, St. Catharines, Milwaukee, light.

Discharging at Elevator - schr. David A. Wells.

Up fleet wind-bound.

A Fish Story - Some boys went fishing on Sunday. That is a common occurrence now. They speared a sturgeon weighing 114 lbs, and that measured 6 feet 4 inches in length, and 2 feet nine inches round. It required three boys to pull it from its natural element, and five cents to purchase a pound of it. It was caught in the rapids, below the falls. [Napanee Standard]

p.3 The Rochester - This steamer has undergone thorough renovations, and under her new commander, Capt. Campbell, will doubtless prove a favourite with the people. Her hour of leaving Kingston being 3 p.m. enables her to reach Picton and Belleville earlier - which will be much appreciated.

p.4 C.I. - 11th - Schr. Pearl, Oswego, Kingston Gas Co., 129 tons coal.

Schr. Etna, Chicago, M.T. Co., 20,000 bush. wheat.

Schr. Ada Medora, Chicago, M.T. Co., 19,950 bush. wheat.

Schr. Jennie Mullen, Chicago, Jones & Miller, 12,433 bushels wheat.

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