The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1880

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p.2 Notice - Ship Labourer's Union to hold meeting on Friday.

ad - Cheap Excursion to Cape Vincent - on Maud and Watertown.



The Jessie Macdonald, light, arrived from Charlotte this morning.

The forwarding companies are anything but busy. Business is almost at a stand-still.

The sch. Sea Foam cleared for Dexter, N.Y., with 51,000 feet of lumber today.

The Jessie Macdonald carries 150 tons of iron ore to Charlotte, at 35 cents per ton.

The rate from Chicago to Kingston is gradually increasing. The demand for vessels is great.

The prop Niagara lightened 4,500 bush corn at Portsmouth today, and proceeded to Montreal.

The sch. Jane E. Woodruff took timber from Astabula to Kingston yesterday at $50 per one-thousand cubic feet.

Passed Through the Canal for Kingston: Augusta, Toledo, corn; Oriental, Toledo, timber; Von Straubenzie, Chicago, corn.

The sch. Laura, Toledo, 21,400 bush corn; G.M. Neelon, Chicago, 22,389 bush corn; J.R. Benson, Chicago, 22,305 bush corn; reached here today.

The City of Belleville leaves every day at 7:30 a.m. for Picton, excepting on Saturdays when she goes out at 6:30 o'clock. She is doing a moderate business.

One of Calvin & Sons steam pumps was put in operation last evening, and succeeded in raising one of the Kingston & Forwarding Company's barges, which had been injured by ice shoves and sunk.

The Glide arrived this afternoon from Montreal with a tow of 4 empty barges. She immediately left with the barge Milwaukee, 14,600 bush wheat, 7000 bush corn, and 20 tons sandstonel; Eagle 19,450 bush cornl; Cleveland, 19,200 bush corn; Harvest, 15,000 bush rye.

Wind Wafts - A Clayton letter says that the yacht Josephine was launched on Sunday, and steamed round. She will be run this year under the name of Killmeny. This name is rather a grim one, considering her misfortune of last year when so many lives were lost.

Out Again - The str. Watertown has been thoroughly rebuilt and refitted during the past winter, and will make her first trip on Saturday next. She makes a cheap excursion to Cape Vincent on Queen's Birthday. She is looking fine and no doubt will be a favourite excursion steamer.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1880