The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 29, 1880

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p.2 ad for str. Alexandra, Capt. Smith, on Trenton to Montreal route.


Marine News.

The sch. Sea Gull is loading lumber for Cleveland.

Called at Swifts: steamers Corsican, Algerian, and prop. Acadia.

A new steamer is to run between Oswego & Alexandria Bay this season.

The Countess of Dufferin has been viewed by many since her arrival at this port.

Messrs. Whalen and Deacon, Westport, have a large raft of railroad ties nearly ready for a start to Kingston.

On Sunday last McGarvey, aged 17, was crushed between the boom and mast of a Belleville vessel on which he was employed. He lies in a very critical condition.

The saloons and cabins of the steamer Passport are all new and have been constructed, as regards style and finish, in a manner very much superior to the old boat.

The sch. Sweepstakes took 10,000 bushels of damaged corn to Buffalo, out of the sunken Albatross. Had it not been for the duty the corn would have been sent to Kingston. The Albatross is being repaired at Port Colborne.

The Queen's Birthday was celebrated in Westport by the launching of Mr. W.H. Fredenburg's barge Bedford. Mr. Fredenburg has expended on the Nile and barge nearly $3000. Mr. Robertson from Kingston, supervised the improvements.

The Glide arrived last evening from Montreal with 5 barges. She immediately left with the barges Ontario, 14,372 bush wheat; Lalonde 20,171 bush wheat; Cayuga 18081 bush wheat; Energy 13,227 bush corn; H.L. 10,191 bush corn; and Dalhousie, 14,815 bush wheat and rye.

Last year the rate to Kingston from Chicago was 4 1/2 cents on corn and 5 cents on wheat; now it is 9 1/2 cents on corn. Rates are nearly everywhere just twice as high as they were this time last year; and it is therefore only reasonable that vessel men should not grumble as much now as they did one year ago.

The tug Eleanor, while en route to this city yesterday from Ottawa, met with an accident. At Brewers Cut her wheel struck a sunken log, breaking it. The D.C. West went to her assistance and towed her and the barges here. The Eleanor received a new wheel today and leaves this evening for Ottawa.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 29, 1880