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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 2, 1880

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Marine News.

The props Armenia, Cuba and Persia made a halt at Swifts.

On and after the 10th inst. the boats of the Royal Mail Line will run daily.

The prop. Dromedary of Hamilton, passed down last evening from Hamilton to Montreal.

It is reported that the sch. Sligo, having on board a cargo of lumber, is ashore at Cockburn Island.

The wrecking tug Prince Alfred has gone from Windsor to the sch. Trinidad, sunk at Silver Islet.

The Magnet will make her first trip this year in transporting "A" battery to Quebec. They leave on the 14th inst.

A fleet of vessels is expected down tomorrow. It would have been down today, but that the wind was blowing up the lake.

The schooner R. Gaskin, built in Kingston, now undergoing repairs at Cleveland, is the first vessel that ever adopted wire rigging.

The str. Hastings brought down a load of horses from Picton, for transportation to the U.S. The Maud took them to Cape Vincent.

The str. Ruby returned from Toronto this morning. The proprietor could not do enough business to entice him to remain. She goes to Brockville.

The Canadian sch. Two Friends has arrived at Chicago minus her jibboom and bowsprit, the result of a collision with a steambarge at the foot of the lakes.

Schr. Julia, Toronto 6304 bushels wheat; Speedwell, Toronto, 14,700 bush corn; S. & J. Collier, Toronto, 10,200 bush corn, were the arrivals at M.T. co.

The steambarge Carlyle and consort Ada arrived this morning from Ottawa with 286 tons of ore. It was transhipped into the sch. Oliver Mowat for Fairport; rate 60 cents per ton.

It is stated that the sch. Guelph attempted to make the port of Fairport, Lake Erie, during a storm, hence the wreck of the vessel which is reported. Her cargo of iron ore was insured.

The prop. Acadia, of Hamilton, has been chartered to carry the lighthouse supplies this season. She will not start out until July. Inspector Harty cannot take all the "buoys" with him and is sorry.

The barge Corisande, bound from Port Hope to Oswego with lumber, was dismasted about 5 miles off Oswego. Her condition was noticed at Oswego and a tug went to her assistance and towed her in.

The old guard lock at Port Robinson, on which the sch. Albatross struck and sunk, is a very dangerous obstruction. In the enlargement of the Welland Canal, about 1/2 of the lock was removed, and the remainder projects some 16" into the canal.

The Belle, of Hamilton, arrived here last evening with 6144 bush wheat from Toronto. About $75 of the freight has been held back and handed over to the sailors who had seized the vessel for wages, the former captain having shipped out without paying them.

The Glide came up this morning from Montreal with barges Star 2509 bush peas from Brockville; Colborne 85 tons steel rails, and Milwaukee light. She left this evening with a tow consisting of Star 8813 bush peas and 6144 bush wheat; Yamaska 10,200 bush corn and Eagle 15,000 bush corn.

Strike of Dock Labourers - On Monday the tug Gardner, with 30 men, arrived at Brockville from Ogdensburg, and the men at once proceeded to work piling lumber in place of the strikers. On Tuesday night one of the Ogdensburg men was beaten by one of the strikers named Sheridan, who was yesterday sent to gaol for 2 months. The Ogdensburg men left for home last night, too frightened to work.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 2, 1880