The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 9, 1879

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Shipping business is lively today. On Saturday a large number of vessels arrived in port.

Mr. F. Fairbairn's sailing yacht, Mocking Bird, which has been undergoing repairs at the Marine Railway, was finished on Saturday and left for Brockville this morning. The owner, with a crew, came up from Brockville on Saturday.

Gunn's Wharf - Arrivals: schr. Fanny Campbell, coal oil; str. Alexandria, from Montreal; Princess Louise, Gananoque; schr. Monitor, from Bay ports; propeller Prussia, Windsor, pork and grain.

Swift's Wharf - Str. Corsican, Montreal; Kincardine, Oswego; Persia, Montreal; Cuba, from Toronto; and Armenia, from Prescott.

Montreal Transportation Company - Arrivals: Schr. Clara Youell, 10,000 bushels wheat; prop. Clinton, Milwaukee, 16,000 bush wheat; schr. Hoboken, Chicago, 19,290 bush corn; John T. Mott, Chicago, 19,280 bush wheat; Eliza Fisher, Brighton, 6,205 bush wheat and 1,300 bushels rye; Cecelia, Toronto, 20,163 bush corn; Julia, Toronto, 7,200 bush wheat; Suffel, Chatham, 12,554 bush wheat; Wm. Elgin, Toronto, 7,810 bush wheat; prop. Niagara, Toronto, 4,098 bush wheat; Lily Hamilton, Chicago, 19,628 bush wheat; tug Bronson, with 8 barges, and tug Glide, with four barges. Departures: tug Glide for Montreal, with barges Lancaster, 15,015 bush peas; Wheat Bin, 21,500 bush corn and wheat; Duluth, 21,000 bush corn.

Life Boat - Messrs. McKelvey & Birch have shipped another metallic lifeboat, made for the large passenger steamer Filgate, running between Montreal and Quebec. The boat is of good make and build, and meets all the requirements of the marine law. It is capable of carrying as many as 35 persons. The work upon it is a credit to the builders.

Ice - formed on Bay of Quinte on Friday night.

Welland Canal - Port Dalhousie, June 7th - Up - schr. Laura Seaton, Oswego, Detroit, coal.

Down - schr. G. Baker, Cleveland, Brockville, stone; Elgin, Port Huron, Collinsby, timber; prop. Van Allen, Chicago, Quebec, timber; str. Picton, Toronto, passengers and freight.

Port Colborne, June 7th - Up - schr. G.C. Sear, Charlotte, Chicago, coal.

Down - schrs. Bavaria, Toledo, Kingston, lumber; Falmouth, Toledo, do., do.; Mary, Leamington, Thorold, wheat; props. Acadia, Toledo, Montreal, general cargo; A. Munro, Port Dover, do., do.

The schr. Bessie Barwick, en route for Eagle dock, ran in harbor for protection, as it was blowing heavy down the lake.

Port Dalhousie, June 7th - The tug Harvey Neelon leaves tonight with the schr. Lily Hamilton for Toronto.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 9, 1879