The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 5, 1880

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p.2 ad for Excursion to Belleville - on str. Maud on June 11th.


Marine News.

The sch. Star is loading hay at Wolfe Island for Cape Vincent.

Called at Swift's - steamers Corsican, Algerian, D.C. West, and California.

The sloop Empress has arrived from Mill Point with 40,000 feet of pine plank for the G.T.R.

The schrs. Annandale and New Dominion are awaiting barges from which to load iron ore for Fairport.

The sch. Eureka has arrived from Charlotte with 300 tons of coal, consigned to Messrs. Swift & Co.

The sch. Richardson sailed last night for Oswego with lath. She did not go far before becoming becalmed.

The sch. Fabiola, from Oswego, has delivered 260 tons of coal, consigned to Kingston Gas Co.

There seems to be a disagreement among the wharf labourers. Even the Union does not make all satisfied.

The grain freights on the river have been reduced by 1/2 %. The rate from Kingston to Montreal is now 2 1/2.

Vessel owners feel elated over the rapid advance in grain freights. A season of unusual prosperity is now regarded as an assured fact.

The tug Glide arrived with the following tow: barges Detroit, 115 tons of iron ore for Milwaukee; Lorne 100 tons of pig iron for Chown and Cunningham; Liberator, light.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston: schrs. Kate Kelly, Chicago, corn; Singapore, Toledo, wheat; Pandora, Toledo, corn; M.L. Breck, Toledo, wheat; Erie Stewart, Toledo, corn.

The 6 steamers constituting the daily line of Royal Mail passenger steamers, are now running.

The Magnet is ready for service, and will commence the season's operations by carrying "A" Battery to Quebec, and bringing "B" Battery here.

The new str. Annie Gilbert met with quite a serious mishap at Belleville on Thursday. The boat had passed an inspection, after which a trial trip was made. A bolt giving way the piston rod shot upwards with great violence, knocking off the upper head of the cylinder. The boat, thus disabled, lay several hours near Mississauga Point.

Damaged Grain - The Collector of Customs for this port has issued instructions to the landing waiters regarding the disposal of damaged grain. There are 3 alternatives open to vessel men - to pay the duty on the grain, return it to the port whence it came in bond, or destroy it by emptying it into the lake in the presence of the waiter. A vessel will not be allowed to depart from the harbour with damaged grain unless a bond be given that it will be returned to the place from which it was shipped.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 5, 1880