The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 21, 1880

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p.2 ad for St. Lawrence River Steamboat Co. - with schedule to Cape Vincent, Garden Island, Wolfe Island - June 21st.

ad for Excursion and Concert on Maud.


Marine News.

The Canadian schr. E. Blake has just got a new suit of canvas at Chicago.

The prop. Acadia, from Toledo, lightened 4,000 bushels wheat and proceeded to Montreal.

The Gypsy Queen, of Clayton, called here this morning leaving a quantity of general merchandise.

The schrs. Acacia, Toronto, 11,239 bush wheat, and Niagara, Toronto, 1570 bush wheat, came in this morning.

Called at Swift's - props Africa, Persia, Cuba, Armenia, and steamers Algerian, Corinthian, and Passport.

A schr. captain complains that in passing through the canal the tug men give preference to big vessels before the smaller ones.

The shortage question has not troubled the forwarders here. The weighing masters in Chicago and Toledo are doing better than previously.

The schr. Grantham is loading 3500 sacks of salt for Chicago on private terms. The schr. Niagara has also been chartered to take salt to Chicago.

The steamer Magnet having sustained slight injury in bringing "B" battery from Quebec, is now undergoing repairs. Her fenders were damaged.

The cutter yacht that has been built at Trenton was launched successfully on Friday, and was named the Guinevere. She will be rigged out at once.

A telegram, received yesterday, states that the schr. Hyderabad is ready to take a cargo. The salvage question is still pending, and will hardly be settled out of court.

The schr. St. Clair arrived here this morning from Toronto with the smallest cargo yet consigned to a forwarding company. She had 288 bush of wheat for the M.T. Co.

The sch. Nellie Hammond was capsized in a squall off Point au Sable on Friday last, and was righted with the assistance of the prop Alaska. The prop. gets $200 for her 2 hours work.

The staunch vessel Pinafore, arrived this morning from Oswego with 214 tons of coal, for R. Crawford. They will remain here a few days, but the crew have no intention of entertaining the public with an opera.

Charters are being made at all the grain despatching ports for Kingston at good rates. From Toledo on corn 5 1/2 cents, Detroit wheat 6 cents, Chicago wheat 11 cents, corn 10 1/4 cents. These rates make the vessel owners hearts rejoice.

Vessels Passed Through the Welland Canal on Saturday for Kingston: schs. Oriental, Sheboygan, Kingston, timber; Marysburg, Toledo, do., corn; Cavalier, Traverse City, Collinsby, timber; Van Straubenzie, Chicago, Kingston, corn.

Arrivals for M.T. Co.: schrs. Wanderer, Toronto, 6133 bush wheat; Twilight, Toronto, 14,000 bush corn; Mary Battle, Chicago, 20,000 bush corn; Belle, of Hamilton, Toronto, 6144 bush wheat; S. & J. Collier, Toronto 10,250 bush wheat; Speedwell, Toronto, 14,700 bush wheat; Nellie Theresa, Toronto, 7006 bush wheat; Lady Macdonald, Chicago, 18,000 bush corn; Hercules, Chicago, 18, 180 bush corn; Proctor, Toronto 12,051 bush corn; Acacia, Toronto, 5115 bush wheat; Bangalore, Chicago 23,338 bush corn.

Steam Yachts - The season for this pleasant but expensive style of yachting has set in, and Kingston has again this year a fleet of the little steamers. Dominion Day will witness a gathering of them on the regatta course, when the good style of Kingston boat building and the power of its engines will be shown. The large yacht of Commodore Wilson and some friends, and the new boat of Mr. David Jones, are receiving machinery at the Kingston Foundry. The Princess Louise, of Ottawa, now visiting here, has the smallest engine afloat. The boat makes 10 miles an hour with it.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 21, 1880