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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 23, 1880

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p.2 ad - Kingston and Picton - The str. City of Belleville, H. Bogart master, with schedule.

p.3 Schooner Northman - much about probable loss of this vessel - details.


The sch. A. Muir has loaded 22,741 bush. of corn at Chicago for Kingston.

Vessel men are asking each other when was the last time anyone heard of the Minnie Blakely.

The Garibaldi sailed from Toronto for Port Dalhousie to take on a load of grain for Kingston.

The str. Picton will resume her old route to Port Dalhousie the 15th of May. She will have no opposition.

The E.W. Rathbun of Napanee, lost her steering gear on the Sydenham River on Monday last by the storm.

John Ayard, of Port Dalhousie, while unloading lumber from a barge at Clayton, caught in the line and was killed.

Captains complain that the light ship at Colchester reef, advertised to have been placed on the 15th of this month, is not yet in position, or was not last night.

All the vessels which wintered at Belleville are now engaged in the general trade of the lake, with the exception of the David Andrews, which has been abandoned near Oswego.

The arrivals at Garden Island are: sch. Prussia, Hamilton, 20,000 feet elm timber; str. Hiram Calvin, from Oswego, returned after pulling off the sch. Marquis, which was aground at Sodus all winter.

Private advices state that there is a growing enquiry for Canadian vessels at Detroit and Milwaukee. Rates are offered 5 cents on corn and 5 1/2 cents on wheat to Kingston, one or two cargoes being placed at those figures.

Capt. Taylor, of the Annie Falconer, reports that in future a red light will be shown on the west pier of Genessee harbour, instead of a white one, as formerly. He also reports that a light will be placed on Braddock's Point this summer.

Capt. Donnelly, the Kingston wrecker, says a largely signed petition for a more liberal policy in the matter of wrecking between the U.S. and Canadian Governments, has been forwarded to the Dominion Parliament at Ottawa.

p.4 St. Lawrence Navigation - [Witness]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 23, 1880