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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 27 Aug 1885

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p.1 Floating Facts - The sloop Pilot is unloading shingles at Rathbun's.

-The schr. W.I. Preston has gone to Portsmouth.

-The schr. C.A. King cleared for Toledo this evening.

-Business in the Toronto harbor continues very quiet.

-The steamer Rideau Belle left for Portland this evening.

-The schr. J.F. Tracey was sold at Chicago last week for $260.

-The steamyacht C.A. Ward from Alexandria Bay called at Swift's today.

-The schr. Wm. Elgin clears for Oswego this evening to load coal for Swift's.

-The tug Thompson left for Montreal today with the barge Winona laden with deals.

-The schr. Jessie Breck is unloading coal and the scow Twilight brick, at Breck & Booth's.

-The schr. Gazelle is at the Grove yard with lath for Rathbun. She came from Trenton.

-The prop. Lake Ontario, Hamilton; prop. Dominion, Montreal; called at Swift's today.

-The old marine hospital at Erie is to be converted into a home for indigent sailors and soldiers.

-The schr. Camden collided with another vessel at the Sault last week. Her damages amounted to $5,732.54.

-The schr. W.I. Preston is at the K. & M. Forwarding Company discharging 19,000 bushels of wheat.

-Capt. William Booth, an old salt-water sailor, but for fifty years a resident of Wayne, Mich., died at his home last Sunday. He was 86 years old.

-The prop. Clinton, with consorts Grimsby and Gibraltar from Manistee lightened deals at the M.T. Company and proceeded to Quebec.

-The schr. Acacia is loading a cargo of stone, at the foundry wharf, for Cobourg. The stone was taken from the shoals in the harbor and will be used in building piers at Cobourg.

-The steamer Rideau Belle and scow Emily May had a collision on the Rideau near Brewer's Locks this week. The scow is said to have been heavily damaged by the accident.

-The schrs. Pulasti (sic - Pulaski ?) and Hartford have been chartered to carry 24,000 and 22,000 bushels of wheat respectively to Kingston at 4 cents per bushel. The rate on corn on Tuesday was quoted at 3 3/4 cents.

-The Inland Marine says: The old barge Dan Allen, which was raised at Port Huron a few days ago, was taken to Stag Island and deposited on shore out of the way of passing vessels.

-The steamer Maine, which was at Garden Island a few weeks ago with staves was towed into Buffalo with a disabled engine on the 25th. She was laden with 14,000 bushels of wheat from Port Huron, and fell short 146 bushels.

-Forty-two shares in the steambarge C.N. Pratt now lying at Windsor will be sold by public auction next Monday under a mortgage made by Simon Wigle and held by the Merchants Bank of Canada. The Pratt is valued at $18,000.

Port Colborne, Aug. 26th - Passed Down: Prop. W.J. Averill, Chicago, Kingston; Iron Age, Chicago, Kingston; Schr. Nashua, Chicago, Kingston; Oliver Mitchell, Chicago, Kingston; San Diego, Chicago, Kingston.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 27 Aug 1885