The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 15, 1879

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p.2 Welland Canal - Port Dalhousie, Aug. 14th - Schrs. Bound Down: Mary Battle, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Gulnair, Toledo, Kingston, wheat.

ad - Cape Vincent, Garden Island, Wolfe Island and Thousand Island Park Steamboat Route - steamers Maud, Pierrepont and Geneva - new schedule. Aug. 15th

p.3 Entered Suits - The owners of the schr. Bismark have entered a suit to recover from the owner of the propeller Persia, an amount sufficient to cover the damage by the collision of Wednesday morning. They claim to have evidence in support of their case. The court only can decide as to the responsibility of the respective crews, and as to which craft is liable for the results of the accident.

Change of Time - On and after Tuesday the 16th inst., the steamers Cuba and Armenia will leave Kingston for Toronto at 9 p.m., instead of 10 p.m. This change is rendered necessary in order to make sure connections at Toronto with the steamer Picton for St. Catharines and Buffalo.

Lake Freights - The Inter-Ocean reports that at the close of business hours Monday evening the quantity of grain in store in Chicago was 5,461,695 bushels. The demand for grain capacity was again urgent on Wednesday, and a further advance in rates was established. Every day improves rates. Among the charters reported were: to Kingston - Schrs. Kate Kelley and Rising Star, corn at 8 1/4 cents. In the evening the asking rate for wheat to Kingston was 8 1/2 cents.

Wind Wafts - The freight on wheat to Kingston from Toledo is 5 cents per bushel; the rate from Detroit is 4 7/8 cents per bushel.


Last night at ten o'clock the tug Frank Perew (St. Lawrence and Chicago Company), with five barges in tow, when just above the pier at the head of the Edwardsburg Canal, blew out the head of her cylinder. She then commenced floating towards the rapids, but fortunately she, with two barges, got inside of the pier. Three barges broke loose and went down the Gallops, running aground at the foot of the rapids. The tug Jessie Hall succeeded in hauling off the barges, and left for Kingston at twelve o'clock this morning with the Frank Perew and her barges in tow.

The steamer Alexandra, after trying two hours to ascend the rapids this morning, was obliged to return to Iroquois and come up by canal. Low water is the cause.

Yacht Rhoda - from Oswego; has Mr. George Best, late of Emma, as master.

Shortages - Kingston is abused occasionally by western papers for shortages being charged against vessels discharging grain here. Rarely a word of displeasure is applied to American ports when similar losses are detected, yet we hear of the following late record of shortages in propeller cargoes at Buffalo: Nebraska, 200 bu.; Jay Gould, 65 bu.; Oneida, 78 bu.; Arabia, 163 bu.; Idaho, 121 bu.; Pridgeon, 100 bu.; Blanchard, 200 bu.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 15, 1879