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

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p.2 Canal Disaster - No. 2 lock of Lachine Canal burst, 2 barges sunk and str. Bohemian sinks after hitting gate.

p.3 Kingston Harbour - Next year it is expected that the Welland Canal will be in readiness, so that vessels carrying 50,000 or 60,000 bush of grain can pass through. It simply remains for the gov't to have the shoals in the Kingston harbour removed so that they can come here with safety. At Oswego surveys are being made for such an object and unless something is done here we may expect these large sized-vessels to seek ports where less danger from shoals is experienced.

Marine News.

The D.C. West is receiving a new deck on her bow.

The lake today was rough, a strong wind from the south-west blowing.

The Forest Queen is lying at the foot of Clarence St. undergoing slight repairs.

The Hiram Easton came in this morning with barges carrying 343 tons of ore.

The sch. Lewis Ross is loading iron ore for Fairport; the A.G. Ryan for Charlotte at 35 cents.

The steambarge Eleanor arrived with 3 barges having 5000 railroad tied for Cape Vincent.

The rate from Toledo to Kingston on corn is 5 1/2 cents, from Chicago 10 1/2 cents. The rates are falling.

The boats on the Mail Line are carrying their flags at half-mast out of respect for the late Capt. Farrell.

The sch. Hyderabad, now at Milwaukee, will secure another grain cargo, and tow through to Kingston.

The Oriental,from Kingston to Fairport, and the Jane McLeod, for Manistee, passed Port Colborne, yesterday, light.

The E.G. Benedict took the last cargo of ice from Collinsby this morning. She had 125 tons aboard for Astabula. The ice will be worth about $3.50 per ton.

The tug Active came up last night with 2 barges and left with barges Cleveland, 19,290 bush corn; Toledo, 19,000 bush wheat; Corn Crib, 17,108 bush wheat.

The cost of the repairs to the sch. Ford River was $1800. The collision between her and the Hyderabad being considered unavoidable no proceedings have been taken.

The arrivals not reported yesterday are: Elgin, Toledo 22,775 bush corn; M.A. Lydon, Toledo 16,000 bush wheat; J.R. Benson, Detroit 22,000 wheat; Annandale, Toledo, 12,718 bush corn; Singapore, Toledo, 12,048 bush corn; Flora Carveth, Toronto, 11,800 bush wheat.

The sch. Olivia had 15 bush of damaged grain after discharging her cargo. Notwithstanding the fact that her captain had to pay the forwarding company for the grain he could not take it away without paying a duty of 15 cents per bushel. To pay twice for the same grain is not a nice thing to do.

The following fleet has entered the canal for this port: Rising Star, Lady Dufferin, F.D. Barker, E. Blake, Erie Belle, Mystic Star, Craftsman, Lincoln, Lisgar, Gibraltar, from Chicago; Arctic, St. Louis, J.N. Carter, Victor, steambarge Albion, from Toledo; Erie Stewart, from Detroit; Peerless, from Cleveland. The wind today was favorable and the morning's run may shine upon a full harbour. About 350,000 bushels is the quantity to arrive.

The Late Capt. Farrell - details.

The City Clock Light - Dep't of Marine and Fisheries won't pay full cost of lighting it; change of burners requested by Light House Inspector.

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