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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 5, 1877

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p.3 Picton Harbour - The Gazette states that the harbour is to be cleared by the removal of the Florence Howard, the sunken hulk which has lain in the harbour for so long a time. The authorities have urged her removal upon the owner with such persistency that a move to this end will be made within a few days.

Marine Notes

A Man Killed - News has been received that Joseph Seabrook, a hand on the J.K. Benson, has been killed by being struck by a tow line which broke while on Lake Erie. He appears to have been instantaneously killed. Seabrook belonged to Seeley's Bay, where he has left a widow, but we understand no children.

Another Blow - A severe gale blew this morning from the southwest, which will probably have the effect of driving back those vessels which were on their way up the lake. We have not heard of any further damage to the local shipping since Saturday.

Got Off - The most of the vessels reported as being ashore have been got off. The West Wind was pulled off by the tug Active, after some hard work. Her centreboard was broken.

The Chicago Inter-Ocean says that on Saturday Ozro M. Bond, John H. McCollum and Stephen Lefever libelled the Canadian propellor Prussia, a late arrival, for damages done the schooner O.M. Bond, by colliding with her while lying near the first lock of the Welland Canal on the 18th of August last. The damages are laid at $3,259.97. The action is brought by the insurers of the vessel's cargo of grain and the owner of the vessel.

An entirely new feature in the grain trade is attracting considerable attention. Friday a large schooner arrived at Sandusky from Chicago with 34,000 bushels of wheat; and on Saturday another vessel arrived with 33,000 bushels. This wheat is being transferred to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad elevators, and from thence loaded into grain cars of that company, in which it is shipped direct to Baltimore, and from thence to Europe. The elevators are kept running day and night to get the grain unloaded and loaded. Other large vessels are expected with cargoes for the same destination. [Oswego Times]

Sylvester and Bros. and Hickman, Toronto, have received information that their schooner Goldhunter, one of the vessels that could not get into harbour here in consequence of the gale, had arrived in Kingston.

Port Colborne, Nov. 3rd - Up - prop. City of New York, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo.

Down - steambarge Wm. Cowie, Port Huron, Ogdensburg, lumber.

In Harbour - schrs. H.G. Cleveland, J.T. Mott, Lady Dufferin, Florida, Blazing Star, Orphan Boy, Cataract, Falmouth, props. Milwaukee, City of New York.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 5, 1877