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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1874

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p.2 Police Court - Michael Berrigan charged Joseph Beaupre with assault - on board Berrigan's vessel; Beaupre had a case against Berrigan for wages.

Marine Intelligence

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - Tug Wren has arrived with the barges Lark, Robin, Annie, Finch, and Hawk from Montreal. These are laden with wheat (sic).

Shipyard - The barge Advance is undergoing repairs here.

James Swift & Co. - The str. Corinthian has passed down and the str. Spartan up. The prop. Kincardine left for Oswego.

Montreal Transportation Co. - Arrivals: schr. Two Brothers, from Toronto, with 8,386 bush. wheat; steam barge Lincoln, from Chicago, with 16,000 bush. wheat; schr. Lisgar, from Chicago, with 20,572 bush. wheat; the tugs Elfin and Glide left for Montreal with ten barges.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - The prop. Enterprise arrived from Port Dalhousie, with 21,370 bush. corn; barge Mohawk, departed with 21,370 bush. No. 2 corn; barge Seneca, left with 17,565 bush. fall wheat.

The schr. British Queen has arrived with a cargo of coal for the Gas-house.

St. Catharines, May 11th - A barque named the Shannon was launched at Simpson's shipyard on Saturday. She is a full canal-sized barque, and was built at a cost of $22,000 for Capt. Larkin, of this town. Her length over all is 143 feet; length of keel, 140 feet; depth of hold, 12 feet; breadth of beam 22 feet 2 inches. She is 454 tons burden, and is expected to carry 19,000 bushels of wheat.

Longest Trip On Record - The schr. F.G. Gifford left Erie on the 12th of November last for Milwaukee with a cargo of coal, and although nearly six months have elapsed since then she has not yet reached her destination. No apprehensions are felt for the safety of the vessel, as she was recently heard from at Port Huron, all right.

Port Colborne, May 14th - Up: schrs. Metropolis, Port Colborne, Detroit, light; L. Willis, do., Chicago, do.; Josephine, do., Cleveland, do.; Picton, do., do., do.; prop. Argyle, Kingston, Bay City, do.; schrs. Wacousta, do., Cleveland, do.; Wildeer (sic), Oswego, Milwaukee, salt; Paragon, Toronto, Cleveland, light; Grace Murray, do., do., do.; Nassau, Oswego, Chicago, coal; C. Ames, do., do., do.; prop. Europe, Montreal, Kincardine, mdse.; schrs. Tim Baker, Toronto, Cleveland, light; A. Falconer, Kingston, Ashtabula, iron ore; Republic, Oswego, Detroit, light; prop. Shickluna, Montreal, Windsor, mdse.

Down: Schrs. Metropolis, Chicago, Port Colborne, corn; Maria Shaw, Cleveland, do., coal; Mary Copely, Chicago, Kingston; N.B. Phelps, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; schr. Cortez, do., Ogdensburg, do.; Abercorn, Port Huron, do., do.; steam-barge Glasgow, Muskegan, do., lumber; barges F. Lester, do., do., do.; John Mark, do., do., do.; Albany, do., do., do.; schrs. White Cloud, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Lillie Parsons, Milwaukee, Oswego, do.; Albatross of Port Dalhousie, Chicago, Kingston, do.; S. Amsden, Port Dover, Oswego, do.; Lewis Ross, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; S.H. Hartyell, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; schr. E. Blake, do., Kingston, corn; barque J.C. Woodruff, Pigeon Bay, Clayton, timber.

p.3 Sarnia, May 14th - The tug Tawas was blown up in Lake Huron today, opposite Sand Beach about 60 miles out. Captain Robinson was thrown into the water, and so badly hurt that he was drowned. The body has not yet been recovered. The second engineer and three men were also drowned. The second mate of a vessel she was towing up was instantly killed by a stick of cordwood falling on his head. The cause of the explosion is unknown here at present.

p.4 C.I. - 13th - Schr. (sic - Str. ?) Asia, Chicago, Jones & Miller, 4,710 bush. wheat.

Steam barge Robertson, Calvin & Breck, 100 bbls. pork; A. Gunn & Co., 100 bbls. pork; M.T. Co., 16,000 bush. wheat.

Schr. New Dominion, Chicago, M.T. Co., 14,271 bush. wheat.

14th - Schr. M. Filmore, Chicago, M.T. Co., 18,026 bush. wheat.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1874