The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 1, 1880

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The schr. B.W. Folger loads telegraph poles for Oswego at 15 cents each.

The rate on corn from Toledo to Kingston is 5 cents, on wheat 5 1/2 cents.

The shortages and overpluses for the last 10 days at the M.T. Co. dock have about balanced.

The schr. Eureka sailed last evening from Portsmouth for Charlotte with a cargo of stone.

The strs. Corsican, D.C. West, City of Belleville and Alexandra called at Swift's during last evening and this forenoon.

The schr. Twilight, from Toronto, with 13,698 bush corn, and the British Queen, from Port Dalhousie, 8019 bush wheat, have arrived for the M.T. Co.

The schr. Greenwood had 36 bushels and the Speedwell 9 bushels over their respective cargoes yesterday. The British Queen had 14 bushels short. All was consigned to the M.T. Co.

The schr. Guelph, which took a cargo of iron ore from here to Fairport, is reported as having been sunk at the dock at the latter place. No particulars have been heard regarding the mishap.

The tug Bronson left this afternoon for Montreal with the barges Toledo, 20698 bush corn; Toronto, 16168 bush do; Cleveland, 18913 bush do; Glengarry, 15192 bushels do; and Corn Crib, 16967 bush wheat.

The schr. Speedwell has made some very good runs this season. She left Toronto on Friday morning for here. After discharging her cargo, she reached Toronto on Sunday, again loaded, left last night and arrived here this morning.

The sch. Tranchemontagne, which left Belleville on Saturday evening with lumber for Oswego, is aground opposite Northport, on what is known as the "Middle Ground." The sixth vessel that has run aground at that place this season.

Vessels Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston: schrs. J.N. Carter, Toledo, corn; Gulnair, Traverse Bay, timber; Marysburg, Toledo, corn; Queen of the Lakes and New Dominion, Toledo, corn; Rutherford, Toledo, wheat.

After some hours detention the sch. Wanderer, (arriving here today), sailed yesterday from Toronto with corn for Kingston. The delay was caused by the absence of the consignee of the last cargo and the consequent non-payment of the freight, but the captain settled matters by attaching the cargo.

Portsmouth - The prop Zealand, Toledo, lightened 3503 bush corn and proceeded to Montreal. The sch. Oliver Mowat, Toledo, 18,000 bush corn, and Annie Falconer, Port Dalhousie 11,282 bush corn; H.P. Murray, Toledo, 9990 bush corn; and Canadian, Toledo, 9044 bush corn, arrived during yesterday afternoon and today.

Serious Accident - Frenchman named Lefinnier working on barge Cygnet jams foot between lock and barge, on Rideau.(details)

Libel Suit - regarding tow on way from Ogdensburg to Oswego, in which some dredges and barges were lost (details). ( see Jan. 19, 1880; Nov.17/79 - ed.)

Damaged Grain Question - bad effects of new law discussed (details).

Seamen's Union - The members of the Seamen's Union held a meeting last evening, and having decided that the freights could stand an increase in wages, increased their rate to $1.50 per day through the canal, and $1.25 per day on the lake. Some vessels have been able to secure up freights from here to Chicago.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 1, 1880