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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 14, 1874

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p.1 Rough On the Board - The members of the Chicago Board of Trade were considerably startled by the announcement last week in an evening paper from this city that the "tug Rescue, with a submarine diver on board," had left Detroit "for the purpose of commencing operations on the Chicago Board of Trade." They subsided, however, in relating in the Post that the expedition had gone to the rescue of a schooner named after their honorable body. [Detroit Post]

p.2 Belleville Regatta - The Belleville regatta, which was to have taken place under the auspices of His Excellency Lord Dufferin, on Tuesday, the 22nd September, has, on account of the Provincial Exhibition, been postponed till the Monday following, namely the 28th instant. The arrangements are all complete, and a large number of first and second class yachts are expected. Several Kingston yachts will be present, among the rest Mr. Offord's Emma.

Delayed - In consequence of the break in the upper locks of the Beauharnois Canal the Mail steamers and other vessels have been considerably delayed.

ad - Close of Season - Last Excursion to Thousand Islands and Alexandria Bay - on 21st Sept. on steamer Maud. Fare only 25 cents for ladies, and 40 cents for gentlemen.

p.3 Marine Intelligence

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - steamers Algerian from Montreal; Passport from Hamilton; Picton from Montreal; steamer Corsican from Hamilton; prop. Bristol from Hamilton.

Schooner Nellie Hunter - This neat and handsome craft made a trial trip on Saturday last around the harbour. She was launched on July 22nd of July last at Dog Lake Mills, Rideau Canal, residence of C. Harris, her owner and builder. She is complete with a splendid wire rigging made by Oldrieve & Horn, sailmakers. Her dimensions are as follows: 103 ft. keel, 25 ft. 6 in. beam, 9 ft. 3 in. hold, and is capable of carrying 12,000 bushels.

Left For Parts Unknown - Private advices from Detroit say that Mr. Dickinson, the man who beguiled two innocent lake captains to put their signatures to bills of lading before loading the cargoes, and who hypothecated the said bills at the First National Bank of that city, has left for parts unknown. [Buffalo Express]

Large Cargo of Oats - A Chicago paper announces that the propeller Scotia has cleared from that port with 75,000 bushels of oats for Buffalo, and states that it is one of the largest cargoes that ever left that port. It has forgotten that one of the Union Line steamers (the Japan, we believe) brought down a straight 100,000 bushels of oats two or three years ago. [ib.]

Rather Discouraging - The view on the river for a short time yesterday was not of the most encouraging kind to those who keep tugs for the transfer of vessels through the river, many of which are laid up for want of employment, while those in service are not paying expenses. The outlook referred to was the appearance of some half a dozen steambarges having in tow, besides their consorts, a number of vessels which doubtless had stole a march on the tugs which were in search of them outside. [Detroit Tribune]

Laid Up - Quite a number of vessels on Lake Ontario and along the line of the canal have retired from the contest for the season, many of them having cancelled their policies of insurance. At Port Dalhousie, no less than fourteen are laid up, a number at St. Catharines, two at Ogdensburg, one at Clayton and one at Cape Vincent.[ib.]

The Whistle Nuisance at Chicago - The movement to pass an ordinance through the Council against unnecessary whistling of the tugs in the river is fathered by the tug owners, and will undoubtedly go through.

Ceased - Shipbuilding along the route of the Welland Canal has been discontinued for the present, and with the exception of one craft at Simpson's shipyard, St. Catharines, which is nearly completed, no other work of this kind is in operation, nor is there likely to be any entered upon the ensuing winter.

Port Colborne, Sept. 12th, Down: dredge Wild Irishman, Erie, Toronto; prop. Bruno, Chatham, Montreal, wheat; schrs. H.P. Murray, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Ocean, Chicago, Montreal, wheat; prop. City of New York, do., Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Havana, do., Oswego, corn; brig Roscians, do., Prescott, wheat; schr. L. Casey, Toledo, Ogdensburg, wheat; M.A. Muir, Chicago, Kingston, do.; prop. Prussia, do., Montreal, gen. cargo; schr. Clayton Belle, Chicago, Ogdensburg, corn; J.W. Parker.

Up: prop. Cleveland, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; prop. Asia, Montreal, do.; steambarge Tecumseh, Chicago.

Four Vessels In Tow - schr. J.R. Noyes, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; Hungarian, Green Bay, coal; Jane Ralston, Ogdensburg, Toledo, light; T.R. Merritt, Kingston, Chicago, salt; Trinidad and D.M. Foster.

In Harbour - schrs. Pandora, Noyes, Ralston, Trinidad, Emerald, Hungarian, Merritt, and D.M. Foster.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 14, 1874