The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1880

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Marine News.

Dr. Curtis' yacht Oldrieve was launched Saturday.

The Globe predicts a good trade in grain via the St. Lawrence this summer.

The prop. City of St. Catharines passed up yesterday morning with iron ore for Chicago.

Over 500,000 bush of grain have been transhipped in this harbour during the past week.

The sch. Richardson sprung her main mast on Saturday. She will have a new one put in here.

The sch. North Star, ashore at Amherst Island, was released yesterday by the tug Hiram A. Calvin.

Harvest Queen, Chicago, 21,000 corn; and Manzanilla, Toledo, 22,500 corn, arrived at Portsmouth today.

Mariners regret the loss of the old elm that stood on Snake Island, blown down last fall. It was a popular guide.

The sch. Bangalore collided with the barge Belle Stevens at Detroit. The Belle Stevens was at anchor. Damage slight.

The Spartan came in yesterday. Upon learning of the death of Senator Brown her flags were dropped to half-mast.

The Harvest Queen ran ashore at 9-Mile Point this morning. She was pulled off by the tug Lady Franklin and towed to Portsmouth. No damage.

The tug Shickluna came into port on Saturday evening for repairs, but the owners of the Marine Railway could not place her on the ways at once, and so she had to leave for another place.The necessity of a good dry-dock here is demonstrated every day.

A collision occurred at Allanburg on Friday night between the prop. Zealand and the sch. Lewis Ross with ice from Collinsby. The latter's head gear was carried away, and the propellers upper works were damaged. The Lewis Ross put into Port Robinson for repairs.

Arrivals for the M.T. Co.: schooners A. Muir, Chicago 22,740 bush corn; Garibaldi, Oshawa 11,695 bush peas; Kate Eccles, Colborne 5,777 bush peas; Belle Mitchell, Chicago, 19,000 bush corn; Millard Fillmore, Chicago, 18,400 bush corn; T.C Street, Chicago, 19,327 bush corn; Oliver Mowat, Toledo, 16,854 bush wheat.

Departures per tug Glide: barges McCarthy, 15,000 bush corn; H.L. 10,013 bush corn; Dalhousie 10,000 bush wheat; Wheat Bin, 22,000 bush corn; Liberator, 10,500 bush peas.

Tuesday - The rate from Chicago to Kingston is 6 cents on corn. No wheat charters have been made for some time.

The steamer Rover brought here this morning a load of hay from Wolfe Island for transhipment to Montreal.

Rafts of timber belonging to Messrs. Buck & Stewart, of Belleville, came down today from that port in tow of the tug Bonar.

Passed Through the Canal for Kingston - Ontario, Kincardine, wheat; Bangalore, Chicago, corn; Hyderabad, Chicago, corn; Persia, Toledo, corn.

The prop. Indian has been converted into a steam barge and will run on the lumber trade between Trenton and Oswego. She is now on the ways at Powers dock.

The wrecking tug McArthur succeeded in getting the sch. Prince Alfred off the rocks at Fisherman's Point, near Collingwood. She will be towed to Port Huron, where she will be docked for repairs.

The sch Erie Stewart arrived this morning from Port Dalhousie with 9,422 bush wheat. This was the part of the Trumpff's cargo saved. The sch. Oliver Mowat arrived with 16,850 wheat, from Chicago also arrived.

The tug Bronson left for Montreal this afternoon with barges Colborne 21768 bush corn; Glengarry 14,683 bush wheat; Montreal 16,990 bush wheat; Lorne 12,863 bush peas; Yamaska 11,753 bush corn; Energy 13,256 bush corn; Advance 11,500 bush corn. The M.T. Co. are loading from 30,000 to 40,000 bushels of grain into the K. & M. Forwarding Co's barges to relieve the fleet now in the harbour.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1880