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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 7, 1880

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p.2 ad - Tenders for right of ferriage between Brockville and Morristown, for three years, must be steam propelled, at least 50' x 12', with engine at least eight horse power.



A number of vessels were towed out this morning.

Capt. D. Eccles is going to sail the Philo Bennett this season. He is fitting out for sea.

The schr. Richardson leaves for Brockville to load rye after returning from Oswego.

Capt. Alf Eccles, schooner Bullock, has been offered $1 per m. on lumber from Port Hope for the season, but refused the offer.

The Varuna is expected to run 15 miles per hour. At least that is what her contract calls for.

The schr. Manzanilla, with 22,600 bushels of corn, left Chicago on Monday for here. She will tranship her cargo at Port Colborne.

The schr. Laura, of Toronto, has loaded 24,200 bushels of corn at Port Dalhousie for Kingston. She will arrive in a few days.

The str. City of Montreal will take the place of the Oswego Belle between Oswego, Kingston, Toronto and other Canadian ports.

Charters have been made at 2 cents on barley and 3 cents on wheat from Toronto to Kingston or Oswego, but nothing much will be done until next week.

Boatmen should take notice of the advertisement in another column regarding the tendering for the ferry line between Brockville and Morristown, N.Y.

A new steamer is to be added to the fleet of pleasure boats that ply on Toronto Bay. She is being built by Messrs. W. Armour & Co., and will measure 70 feet over all with 13 feet beam. She is designed for a passenger boat, modelled from plans furnished by Mr. George Chaffey, of Kingston, and intended to attain a high rate of speed.

A Possible Fizzle - the St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. have changed their plans considerably - (details - Oswego Palladium optimistic but Whig isn't.)

Wind Wafts - The schr. Laura is loading wheat at the Welland Railway elevator for Kingston.

The schr. Garibaldi was purchased by Mr. R.C. Smith, for $2,400, and the schr. D.K. Freeman for $2,340 by Mr. Downey, of Napanee, at an auction sale at Port Hope.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 7, 1880