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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 31, 1879

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p.3 Steamboat Routes - Messrs. Rathbun & Son, having secured the steamer Armenia, have placed her on the route between Mill Point and Trenton, and the Deseronto is now running twice a day between Picton and Napanee. Capt. E.W. Johnson, late of the Shannon, which ran up the canal a short time ago in opposition to the D.C. West, is now in command of the Deseronto.

Large Cargo - The schooner Jessie H. Breck, Captain Booth, which arrived at Oswego on Sunday from Toronto, is said to have had the largest cargo of barley (23,072 bushels) ever taken into that port. She grounded about forty feet from the elevator. The leg was stretched out to her but reached only to the deck and part of her cargo was shovelled on deck and then elevated till she raised about a foot.


Arrived for the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Company since last report: Schooner Watertown, from Chicago, lighted 5,000 bush corn; Jane McLeod, Leamington, 13,400 bush wheat; Rising Star, Chicago, 18,600 bush corn; E.H. Rutherford, Toledo, 13,800 bush corn; Jessie McDonald, Whitby, 5,000 bush barley; E.R.C. Proctor, Toronto, 12,300 bush wheat; E.G. Benedict, do, 10,700 bush wheat; Dauntless, do, 10,000 do; Gold Hunter, do, 12,300 do; New Dominion, Chatham, 9,700 do; White Oak, Toronto, 12,500 do; Defiance, Jordan, 5,000 do; Jennie Graham, Chicago, 21,900 bush corn; Bangalore, do, 22,900 do; Hyderabad, do, 17,200 do; Lisgar, do, 21,500 do; Lincoln, do, 16,000 bush wheat; Augusta, do, 8,100 bush corn; Sligo, do, 20,400 do; prop. Ocean, do, 4,100 bush do; schr. G.M. Neelon, do, 22,000 do; Canada, do, 20,300 do; Bismarck, do, 22,000 do; barge Jet arrived from Montreal with 500 ton iron; Lark, 450 tons R.R. iron; Siren, 450 do; Alice Pacy, 350 do; Beauport, 500 do; William, do; Princess, 200 do; Rapid, 2,000 bags salt; Star, 2,000 do; Annie, 2,000 do; Mamie, 3,000 do; prop. Lincoln left for Chicago with 450 tons R.R. iron; barges Lisgar, do, 500 do; Gibraltar, do, 450 do; schr. Bangalore, do, 5,000 bags salt; Jennie Graham, do, 500 tons R.R. iron; Sligo, do, 400 do; prop. Scotia, do, 1,000 bags salt; schr. Laura, do, 5,000 do. Departures for Montreal in tow of tugs Chieftain and H.A. Calvin - barges Princess, Alabama, William, Rapid and Elm, with 100,000 bush wheat and corn. [Advt]

Wind Wafts - The schooner O'Gorman was chartered to carry grain from Picton and Black Creek to Oswego at 4 1/2 cents per bushel - the highest figure paid for several years.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 31, 1879