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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 21 Jul 1885

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p.1 Floating Facts - The sloop Pilot cleared light for Deseronto today.

-The steamer St. Lawrence is licensed to carry 866 passengers.

-The schr. Mary Battle is receiving a general overhauling at Bay City, Mich.

-The schooner Eliza White has arrived from Oswego with coal for Capt. Crawford.

-The schr. Annie M. Foster has been added to the list of unchartered vessels.

-The sloop Two Brothers took a load of lumber from Rathbun's to the island yesterday.

-The prop. Monteagle was chartered to take 55,000 bushels of corn to Ogdensburg.

-Capt. Carter has succeeded in raising the schr. Willie Keller, sunk near Buffalo.

-The steam hoist Macdonald was engaged yesterday and today in taking withes to Garden Island.

-The sloop Lorraine has gone light to Deseronto. She will load lumber for the Rathbun company.

Swift's Arrivals: The steamer Algerian, Toronto and steamer Corsican, Montreal, called at Swift's today.

-The schr. Watertown has cleared from Chicago with a cargo of 22,000 bushels of corn. She is bound for Kingston.

-The sloop Laura D. arrived at Richardson's this morning from Consecon and discharged 1,500 bushels of peas and rye.

-The schr. B.W. Folger has arrived from Oswego with a load of coal for Swift, and today a gang of men were engaged unloading.

-The steamer St. Lawrence arrived here today to have some bolts tightened. She will resume her regular trip in the morning.

-The schr. Katie Eccles arrived at the M.T. Co. from Colborne this morning and discharged 7,200 bushels of wheat and 400 bushels of peas.

-The tug Thompson arrived from Oswego this morning with the schrs. (sic) Maggie and Bella, laden with 1,500 tons of coal and three light canal barges to load ashes.

-The handsome steamyacht Sunset, which arrived here on Sunday on the steamer Norseman was taken down the river this morning on the steamer Algerian.

-Capt. Estes, sr., of the steamer St. Lawrence, took soundings around the buoy off Carlton Island on Saturday and found that the shoal had been removed by the ice, so that the water had increased in depth to twenty feet.

-The jibboom of the schr. Nassau, which was chartered at Chicago on Friday to bring grain to Kingston, fouled with the "leg" of an elevator on Saturday and the jibboom and leg were both carried away. The damage is quite serious.

-The schr. White Star which collided with the schr. Polynesian near Chicago a short time ago will have to receive a new stern, new knightheads, new coveringboard, bowsprit, jibboom and headgear and some new frames and deck plank before going into commission again.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 21 Jul 1885