The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 7, 1880

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The sch. Ontario with brick from Belleville arrived today.

The sch. Wm. Elgin sailed for Astabula yesterday with iron ore.

The prop. Dominion loaded sugar at Gunn's wharf for St. Catharines.

A barge is loading 10,000 bush of peas at Richardson's wharf for Montreal.

The application to change the name of the Oswego Belle to the Emerald has been refused.

The sch Jessie Macdonald carries 5600 bush of rye to Oswego for Ricardson & Sons.

The sch. Ionia is loading 80,000 feet of lumber for Oswego. She carries a heavy deck load.

The Annie Foster left yesterday for Charlotte with the first cargo of iron ore from the Mississippi River.

The prop. City of St. Catharines, steamers Peerless and Cuba called at Swifts this morning.

Mr. Henry Elliott, of Clayton, has in his possession a 16 lb. cannon ball taken from the brig Oneida.

The keel of a new vessel was laid on Monday last at Clayton. She will have a carrying capacity of 250 tons.

The sch. Bavaria, with a cargo of oak timber from Sarnia, was the only arrival at Garden Island yesterday.

Capt. Turner was in the city today negotiating for the purchase of a steamer for the route between Toronto and Hanlan's Point.

The new lighthouse at Frenchman's Bay has been accepted. The lamps show a green light, the only one of that colour on the north shore. It is 51 feet high.

The sch. Jessie Brown, of Milford, brought a cargo of farm produce from South Bay. She left today with a return cargo of groceries and general merchandise.

The vessels that are reported to have passed down through the Welland Canal yesterday for Kingston were: Cataract, Tryconnell, wheatl; Miona Belle, Toledo, wheat and corn.

The Sligo is still upon the shoal. The Lady Franklin was not able to take her off although over 2 hours was consumed in the attempt. The vessel was lightened and then released.

The steamer Armenia burst her steam pipe at Belleville on Monday. This is the 3rd or 4th mishap this season. She also set fire to a building on the dock at Picton by a spark from her smoke stack.

The Bronson came up from Montreal with barges Dalhousie,Wheatbin, Chicago, Energy, H.L., and Yamaska. The Glide arrived with the Oswego, Cayuga, Montreal and Colborne.

The schooners H.P. Murray from Port Dalhousie with 9839 corn, Albatross,Toledo, 22,220 corn, prop. Prussia, 4500 corn; arrived yesterday. The propellor only lightened and then proceeded to Montreal.

Montreal Transportation Co's arrivals: Senator Blood, Detroit, 15,300 bush wheat; James Wade, Toledo 18,730 bush. corn; S.L. Collier, Toronto 10,070 bush corn; Maumee Valley, Toledo 15,050 bush corn; Wawanosh, Toledo, 34,017 bush corn; Grantham, Port Dalhousie, 20,787 bush cornl; Arctic, Toledo, 14,700 bush wheat.

departures: by tug Bronson - Milwaukee 22834 bush cornl; Lalonde 20,500 bush wheat; Cleveland 19,509 bush corn; Detroit 19,747 bush wheat; Duluth, 22018 bush corn; Star, 19,245 bush wheat.

Removed To the City - Mr. L.A. Breck, late of the firm of Calvin & Breck, has removed from Garden Island to the city. We welcome him as a citizen.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 7, 1880