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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 27, 1880

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p.1 Canal Tolls - a deputation including Captains Taylor and Neelon urging the reduction of canal tolls on Welland Canal; concerning the charges levied on shipping at the Port of Montreal; shipbuilding - no vessels are on the stocks in the shipyards of Ontario - a long article.

p.2 News of the Day - Capt. Louis Shickluna, the well-known shipbuilder of St. Catharines, died on Saturday.



Water is being let into the Rideau Canal today.

The tug Glide will take the first tow for the M.T Co. to Montreal tomorrow.

The tug Wm. Gardiner, jr. from Ogdensburg, came into the harbour this morning.

The new str. building at Oswego by Mr. Mattoon will make daily trips between Oswego and Cape Vincent.

The Maud is being repaired, and the Geneva takes her place on the route between the City and Cape Vincent.

The 3-masted sch. Two Friends has changed hands, a party of Goderich men being now the owners.

The sch. Sweepstakes brought over from Charlotte the 1st consignment of coal this year. It was for Jas. Swift & Co.

Three of L.W. Breck & Co's schooners leave Garden Island tomorrow for Lake Superior, where they load timber for Quebec.

A shipper in Toronto has offered 1 1/2 cents on a cargo of grain, wheat or peas, to Kingston. This is getting down to the lowest of former dull years.

Capt. Magill, of Chicago, is chartering a great many cargoes to Port Colborne, and thence via Welland railway and vessel to Kingston at through rates.

A general movement is now apparent in the harbour. The vessels with ice cargoes will leave tomorrow for their respective destinations. They will get to the canal in time for its opening.

The prop. Persia with 17,784 bush. corn, and sch. Garibaldi with 12,522 bush. corn, from Port Dalhousie; Nellie Hunter 11,787 bush. peas and Hannah Butler 7,484 bush. peas, from Cobourg, are the late arrivals for the M.T. Co.

The Laura arrived this morning from Port Dalhousie with 23,682 bushels of wheat. This is a duplicate of the cargo lost by the wreck of the Northman. The Maggie McRae brought the grain in from Toledo to Port Colborne.

The sch. Herbert Dudley has been meeting with hard usage on her trip from Chicago. A letter received from the Captain reports that the gales on the upper lakes were terrible. Messrs. James Richardson & Son are the owners.

Upwards of 75,000 bushels of grain have already been lost by the sinking of the schooners Northman, Trumpff and Jennie Graham. The insurance companies have had about $90,000 taken out of their receipts before scarcely anything has been taken in.

The following departures are reported by the St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Company: tug Frank Perew, with the following barges for Montreal: Acadie, 12,635 bush. peas, 8,200 bush wheat;l Oneida 18212 bush wheat; Europa 15700 bush wheat; Winona 15043 ditto, Arthur 12419 ditto, Victor 9554 ditto; Albert 11008 bush peas. This is the first departure for Montreal for the season.

Welland Canal - By information officially received by telegram to W.R. Mingaye, Collector of Customs, vessels may now go to within a short distance of Lake Erie, where they can lay up until they go through the Welland Canal on Friday.

Steam On the Canals - from Buffalo to Troy on Erie Canal with steamboat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 27, 1880