The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1880

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p.2 Notice of meeting of stockholders of St. Lawrence River Steamboat Co. at their offices, corner of Clarence and Ontario Sts. Alex Bamford, Sec.



The yacht Judge Jellett, of Picton, has been sold to parties in Toronto.

Rates from Toronto to Kingston are improving. Vessels get 1 5/8 cents per bushel on corn.

Over 7,500 bushels of corn from the sch. Albatross, which sank in the Welland Canal, have been saved.

prop. Persia, St. Catharines; Armenia, Toronto; Cuba, Ogdensburg; Niagara, Montreal, called at Swifts.

the Geneva carried 6000 passengers on the Queen's Birthday. She has already become a favorite with the people of Hamilton.

The Nellie Sherwood is loading for Charlotte, iron ore from the Mississippi mine. Seven loads daily are being brought to the city.

The Magnet has been renovated and refurnished anew. Travel by her to the Thousand Islands this year is expected to be unprecedented.

The sch. Pilot is loading 1500 bush corn at Richardson's for Stone Mills. The Empress left with 2000 bushels corn for Collinsby.

The G.B. Sloan, Chicago, 20,000 bush corn; and the T.C. Street, Toronto, 22,000 bush corn, were the only arrivals for the M.T. company today.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston: sch. O. Mitchell, Chicago, corn; T.D. Barker, Detroit, wheat; R. Morwood, Toledo, corn; Sea Gull, Detroit, wheat; Denmark, Toledo, timber.

The tug Bronson left this afternoon for Montreal with barges Detroit, 21,000 bush corn; Oswego, 22,000 bush corn; Liberator 7500 bush rye and 3000 bush corn; Energy 14,000 corn.

The sch. Maize, which collided with the sch. Bentley, arrived at Cape Vincent on Sunday afternoon, presenting a decidedly bad appearance. The tug Gardner was telegraphed for, and took the Maize to Ogdensburg yesterday evening.

An accident occurred on board the yacht Kathleen on Monday as she was sailing into Picton Harbour with a party from Belleville, whereby Mr. King, of the Merchants Bank, Belleville, nearly lost his eyesight. He was firing off a cannon in response to a salute, when the ignited powder escaped from the touch-hole of the gun into his face, injuring both eyes very severely.

Classification of Vessels - Canadian vessels were not inspected this year by a regularly appointed inspector, as had been done formerly, and the Canadian underwriters decided to accept the survey made by the American Lloyds. It was supposed that the American rating of Canadian vessels was likelyto prejudice our carriers, and it was somewhat later determined to have Capt. Taylor, of Kingston, who had done the service for years, make a supplementary survey of Canadian vessels. Now this has occurred, says the Globe: Last Saturday 2 vessels were chartered by a broker here to go to Port Dalhousie to land cargoes of through grain. The vessels, both Canadian - the White Oak and Olive Branch - had been surveyed by Capt. Taylor, and while the Olive Branch was rated in Taylor's supplementary report as B-1, she was classed down in the American Lloyds to B-2. There was less to complain of in the case of the White Oak, as she was classed, both in the American survey and in Capt. Taylor's as B B 1/2. The vessels were not allowed to load, as their rating placed them outside of the classes that are insured for grain carrying. It is not claimed that any injustice was done in either of these vessels, for their rating, in both surveys, was too low to place them as grain carriers, but the circumstances are of that character that it will be perceived how the difference in the classification of vessels, in the two "books", might lead to embarrassment and loss.

Wind Wafts - News calls attention to overcrowding of passengers on steam yacht.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1880