The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1880

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The sch. Guelph has been hauled out at Portsmouth for repairs.

Messrs. Swift & Co. have now a steam hoist with which to unload barges & vessels.

Ships articles are in good demand. An excellent form can be obtained at the Whig office.

The prop. Shickluna lightened 3500 bush of corn and proceeded on her way to Montreal.

The sch. Richarson has a new mast. She leaves today for Wolfe Island to load hay for Cape Vincent.

Swift's Wharf - Passed Up: Cuba, Ogdensburg; California and Corsican, Montreal.

- Down: Armenia, Toronto.

The steamer Ruby, of Brockville, passed up yesterday for Toronto. She will ply between that city and Hanlan's Point.

Richardson's Dock: sloop Home, from Gananoque, 15,000 bush oats; barge Chicago, Portsmouth, 10,000 bush peas; Alice Mary, 1300 bush peas.

The steamer Geneva left here last evening for Hamilton. She presented a very handsome appearance. She must be much admired by the people of Hamilton.

The charter of the Herbert Dudley, ice from Picton to Toledo, has been cancelled. The owners can demand their freight if they like, articles having been signed.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston: Victor, Toledo, wheat; Canada, Toledo, corn; L.H. Hammond, Toledo, corn; Albatross, Toledo, corn; barge Corisande, Toledo, corn.

No matter how careful forwarders may be shortages will occur. A conundrum has been propounded - "How many times will a cargo have to be transhipped before it becomes absorbed in shortages?"

The sch. Albatross, bound for Kingston from Toledo with corn, in passing down the Welland Canal yesterday, struck the abutment at Port Robinson bridge.She leaked so badly that she was grounded to prevent her from sinking.

Arrivals at M.T. Co. - Antelope, Chicago, 22,668 bush corn; Erie Queen, Detroit, 14,800 bush wheat; Herbert Dudley, Toledo, 15,000 bush corn. The elevators soon transhipped the grain into barges.

The sch. America, which ran aground on the Point Peninsula last fall with a load of grain, was lightened, gotten off and taken to Sackett's Harbour, and made as good as new. The expense of the vessels renovations has been some $4000. She loads 500 tons of ice at Cape Vincent for Cleveland.

Mariners here know nothing of a vessel named the Fire Fly, said to have foundered on the lake. Mr. Thomas Brown referred to in the message found in the floating bottle as one of the crew is also unknown. Some one has been perpetrating what he evidently considers a joke.

Damaged Grain - duty placed on damaged grain makes it hard to sell.(details)

The Ice Supply - Nearly all the ice harvested in this vicinity has been sold and shipped to various ports. On Tuesday Mr. Lesslie shipped his last cargo from Collinsby. The schooner American took the 4th and last cargo from Button Bay yesterday, and Mr. Burnham, of Clayton, sent 3 cargoes from the foot of Wolfe Island the other day. Nearly all the ice at Picton and Bath has been sold.

The Grain Trade - not as busy as expected.

The Varuna's Speed - The new passenger steamer, built on Wolfe Island by Capt. Davis, and for which the Kingston Foundry made the engine, is running between Trenton, Belleville and Picton. The Intelligencer calls her handsome, says she is fitted up in a highly convenient manner, and has her driven up to 14 m.p.h.

Labourer's Union - This evening this Union meets for important business. It has been firmly organized, has made a bank deposit, and shows signs of permanence. The Union by wise resolutions can advance the interests of the men without injuring employers, and we hope it will be successful in the right way.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1880