The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1880

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p.2 Regatta Meeting - to be held to arrange regatta on Dominion Day.


Marine News.

The sch. Nellie Sherwood is loading 200 tons of ore. She sails tomorrow.

The rates from Chicago to Kingston have increased to 9 cents on wheat and a fraction less on corn.

The schooners Jessie Macdonald, Eureka, and Anna M. Foster, arrived this morning from American ports, light.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston: sch. Denmark, Toledo, timber; Nellie Hunter, Toledo, wheat.

The yacht Countess of Dufferin will arrive here on Saturday for dockage. She will undergo a thorough overhauling.

The steamers Spartan, Algerian, City of Belleville, D.C. West, and prop Persia called at Swifts last evening and this morning.

The prop. Indian has been converted into a first-class steam barge. She will engage in the lumber trade from Trenton to Oswego.

The str. Passport has been rebuilt from her hull up. Changes have been made in her machinery and paddles, by which her speed will be increased.

The schrs. W.J. Suffel, Detroit, 15,000 bush corn; Acacia, Oswego, 338 tons of coal for John Kerr; Twilight, Toronto, 13,500 corn in bond; Willie Kelder, Toronto, 16,265 bush corn, came in this morning.

Arrivals for the M.T. Co.: schrs. J.R. Noyes, Chicago 18,100 bush wheat; A.J. Dewey, Detroit, 15,000 bush wheat; F.D. Barker, Detroit, 12,670 bush wheat; Olive Mitchell, Chicago, 12,700 bus corn; Flora Emma, Port Dalhousie, 8992 bush corn; Ocean Wave, Bay ports 4265 bush corn; Sea Gull, Detroit, 13,160 wheat.

Marine Matters - The city's representations to the Department of Marine and Fisheries, about the harbour buoys, has been productive of satisfactory results already. Capt. Grayburn has been here, and he and Mr. A. Smyth have had the shoals marked by such buoys as were carried away by the winters ice. When here Capt. Grayburn made an inspection of the clock dials and the gas burners by which they are illuminated, 3 dials being used for beacon purposes.

Lighthouse Inspector - The rumour, current in the city yesterday, that Mr. P. Harty has been appointed Inspector of Lighthouses, proves to be correct. Since the death of Darius Smith, and for some time before that event, the Deputy Inspector discharged the duties of that office. Mr. Harty is to be congratulated on his appointment, which will give satisfaction to the people of this city.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1880