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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 1 Sep 1885

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Floating Facts

The scow Trent is clearing lumber at Gunn's.

The steamer Maud will make her last trip among the Islands on Thursday.

The steamer Rideau Belle left Swift's for Portland at 11 o'clock this morning.

The strs. Algerian from Toronto and Corsican from Montreal called at Swift's today.

The schr. White Oak discharged about 400 tons of coal in the new shed, at the Grove dock.

The schr. A.L. Andrews, Watertown, and Bolivia have cleared from Chicago with wheat for Kingston.

The steamer Alexandria, heavily laden with passengers and freight, called at Gunn's last night on her way east.

The steamer Nellie Cuthbert and the sailing yacht Dauntless collided at Belleville on Saturday afternoon, but there was no serious injury done.

The steamer Gipsy is now running between South Bay and this city in place of the steamer Armenia which is in the Belleville-Kingston route.

It is thought that the wreckage which was discovered in Chicago harbor on Friday last is part of the schr. Lily Hamilton, foundered off Cana Island.

The schrs. Nassau and Olive Mitchell, wheat, are at the K. & M. Forwarding Company, Portsmouth. They will clear for Fairhaven to load coal for Chicago.

Owing to the dense fog on Saturday last the steamyacht Maggie ran on a shoal off the Sister's lighthouse and sunk. She was towed to Ogdensburg yesterday between two scows for repairs.

The prop. Acadia arrived from Chicago this morning with a cargo of wheat consigned to Richardson & Sons. About 9,000 bushels will be stored in that firm's elevator. The remainder will be shipped down the river.

The tug Easton, with the barges B.J. Gillman, Francis, H. Harmon and Geo. Northrop; the tug Swan, with the barges G.W. Clark, Annie W. Whitman, Jno. W. Taylor and Edgar Hall with lumber from Ottawa to Oswego, are in port.

The tug Glide left last evening for Montreal with a tow of barges containing 100,000 bushels of grain. The tug Thompson arrived at the M.T. Co's wharf from Oswego with three barges laden with 1,800 tons of coal. She left this morning for Oswego with six lumber laden barges.

The following vessels cleared from the Rathbun Company's docks yesterday and today: Steambarge Reliance, Oswego, 190,000 of lumber; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 107,000 feet of lumber; schr. Cornelia, Oswego, 102,000 feet of lumber; schr. Clara White, Oswego, lumber; sloop Pilot, Deseronto, light.

The barge Dakota carried 690,000 feet of lumber from Brockville to Oswego on Saturday. The Recorder says this is the largest cargo of lumber which has ever been sent from this or any other port on the river. She had 690,000 feet and would have takenconsiderable more had time been allowed to properly load her.

Monday was a quiet day on the docks at Toronto. Little business is being done, and grain charters are so few and far between that forwarders have begun to despair of ever making one at anything like a fair rate. The Globe says: "There is positively nothing done, and except for the arrival of a very few coal and stone schooners, and the sailing of an occasional vessel with lumber, there would be no excuse for calling this a harbor."

The Inter-Ocean says: While a decline of a quarter of a cent was reported in grain freights on Sunday there was nothing about the markets to indicate that the war on rail freights is effecting it ver seriously. The decline was brought about because there was not very much grain on the market for shipment, while there were a number of ready vessels for which agents wanted cargoes. The Buffalo rate was firm at 1 5/8 cents per bushel, while Kingston cargoes were quoted at 3 5/8 cents.

Port Colborne, Aug. 31st - Passed Down: Schrs. Mediterranean, Toledo to Ogdensburg; Copely, Toledo to Kingston; Bavaria and Prussia, Toledo to Garden Island; Atmosphere, Toledo to Kingston; Wawanosh, Alpena to Kingston. Props. Acadia, Duluth to Montreal; D.D. Calvin, Toledo to Kingston; Nashua, Toledo to Ogdensburg.

Port Dalhousie, Aug. 31st - Down: Prop. Acadia, Port Arthur, Montreal; steambarge D.D. Calvin and consorts, Toledo, Kingston; schrs. Mediterranean, Toledo, Ogdensburg; Mary Copley, Detroit, Kingston.

Successful Excursion - on str St. Lawrence, Capt. Milo Estes.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 1 Sep 1885