The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 29, 1880

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p.1 The Canal Question - debate in House of Commons, advantages of deepening, tolls, etc. - a long article.

p.3 An active trade in lumber is being done at Trenton and a large number of vessels are recquired. Saturday 2 schooners passed up and were followed by no less than 5 on Sunday.

An addition of 18" is being made to the keel of the yacht Gracie of Belleville. This will increase her speed. Mr. R.M. Roy, of Belleville, launched on Tuesday a new single scull lapstreak craft.


The lake was very rough today, a strong south wind blowing.

The sch. Wm. Home takes wheat from Detroit to Kingston at 5 7/8 cents.

Detroit freights are quoted at 2 1/4 cents to Buffalo, and 5 5/8 cents to Kingston, for wheat.

The William Elgin arrived today from Port Dalhousie with 10,016 bush of wheat.

The Geneva had to land her cargo and passengers at the Queen's wharf on account of the gale.

The barque Jane C. Woodruff is chartered for 3 trips, timber, Astabula to Kingston, $50 per m. cubic.

The sch. Bangalore is chartered to carry grain from Chicago to Kingston. Her cargo will be 24,000 bushels.

The str. H.A. Calvin has left for Fair Haven, N.Y. to tow 2 dredges and seven scows to the Welland Canal.

The name of the str. Kelly has been changed to John Thorn, in honour of the President of the U. & B.R.R.

The Annie Falconer with 12,643 bushels of wheat, part of the cargo of the Manzanilla, from Chicago, arrived this morning. She is for the M.T. Co.

It is stated that the bottom was reached in marine insurance rates when the cargo of the sch. T.R. Merritt, wheat, Chicago to Montreal, was insured for 30 cents on the $1.00.

The departures from Garden Island are: Jessie Breck, Bismarck, Oriental, Norway, Siberia, ice; Gipsy for Cape Vincent, scrap iron. After discharging ice in Toledo the Jessie Breck and Bismarck will proceed to Manitung, Michigan, to load pine timber, and the Siberia to Port Huron to load oak.

Laborer's Union - another meeting held, another for tomorrow evening.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 29, 1880