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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 3, 1874

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p.2 The Ottawa Route - The new steamer City of Kingston will leave Swift's wharf for Ottawa on Monday. The City of Kingston made her trial trip yesterday, and fully realized the expectations of her builders. She will be quite an addition to the port of Kingston and will afford facilities to the people along the Rideau Canal to do their business in Kingston. We wish the City of Kingston prosperity.

ad - Kingston to Ottawa - the new str. City of Kingston.

p.3 Marine Intelligence

Steamer Ashore - A Canadian propellor, said to be the Lake Ontario, is ashore in the river at or near Ecorse, having got ashore last night. She is from Chicago with flour and wheat for Montreal and Brockville respectively. She is present being lightened. [Detroit Tribune]

More Vessels Laying Up - The schooner J.C. Harrison goes to Lake Erie, and the schooner Snowdrop to Ashtabula to lay up, and the schooners Gifford and City of Buffalo are reported as gone into winter quarters at Erie. The Northwest and Golden Fleece have stripped at Chicago. [Buffalo Express]

Gone Into Winter Quarters - The announcement of vessels going into winter quarters has ceased to be a novelty, at least at this port. There are at present twenty-two schooners, eight barks, three barges, and eleven steam tugs in winter quarters at Chicago. Along the docks on the North Branch, north of Chicago avenue bridge, hardly a vessel can be seen that still retains its canvass. Most of them have stripped within the past two weeks. [Chicago Journal]

Lying In Wait - A letter from Chicago, dated Sunday, September 27th, says that on that day there were 109 schooners at that port, besides a large number of steam crafts and tow barges. At Toledo, according to the papers of the 27th inst., 14 vessels were at that port. Reports from Cleveland yesterday, give the number of vessels laid up at that port at 22, while at Buffalo the steam and sail vessels in waiting Saturday numbered 27. At this port there are 14 tugs, 3 steam barges and their tows, 18 sail vessels and several steam crafts, heretofore engaged in freight and passenger business, which are tied up or waiting for orders to strip, perhaps. [Detroit Post]

Port Colborne, Oct. 2nd - Up: schrs. L.L. Lamb, Oswego, light; Acontias, Oswego, do., Detroit, coal; Westside, Rochester, Chicago, coal; L. Seaton, Charlotte, Detroit, coal; G. Smith, Oswego, Toledo, salt; prop. Shickluna, Montreal.

Down: scow Perry White, Ashtabula, Port Colborne, coal; prop. City of Montreal, Detroit, Montreal, wheat; Maine, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Empire, Toledo, do., do.; City of St. Catharines, Toledo, Montreal, wheat; Dromedary, Detroit, Montreal, wheat; Buckeye, Cleveland, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Bruno, Chatham, Montreal, gen. cargo; schrs. Sligo, Romney, Kingston, timber; O.M. Bond, Chicago, Prescott, corn; P.M. Rogers, Milwaukee, Cape Vincent, wheat; barge O.J. Hale, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. W.T. Greenwood, Cleveland, Toronto, coal.

In harbour - wind bound - schr. Corsican, C. Youell; Lady McDonald, Niagara, L. Seaton, A. Contius; barque Montmorency, Cecilia, steambarge Swallow, H. Howard, schr. Geo. Wrenn; G. Smith, scow Bay Trader, Lime Rock, schr. H.A. Richmond, Geo. Worthington; Marysburg, Lamb, Westside, Fellowcraft;

Prop. Europe, with schr. Neelon in tow left this evening.

Schr. Marysburg ran back yesterday having split 2 jibs and lost her mast in a gale.

Schr. W.J. Greenwood arrived today having lost part of her deck load and broke her rudder stock.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 3, 1874