The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 27, 1880

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p.2 City Council - City Clock Light - letter from Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries - won't pay all lighting costs; Fish Bylaw - discuss Fish House, etc.


Marine News.

The rates from Chicago to Kingston is no more than from Toledo here.

The tug Ellswood arrived this morning with the steambarge Rose in tow. The latter had her wheel repaired.

The oldest boy of Capt. Cragg, capt. of the sch. E.W. Rathbun, was drowned at Rondeau harbour yesterday morning while fishing off the vessel.

The rates from the different points to Kingston are: on wheat, Detroit 7 1/2 cents, Port Dalhousie, 2 cents; Toronto 1 3/4 cents; Toledo 7 1/2 cents; Chicago 7 1/2 cents to 9 cents.

Arrivals at Swifts - strs. Alexandra, from Trenton; D.C. West, from Westport; Magnet, from Charlotte; Spartan, from Hamilton.

The elevator of the M.T. Co. broke a cog wheel, and a short delay was caused to put in a new one. There have been no shortages of any amount to report. The cargoes turned out pretty square.

Upwards of 250,000 bushels of grain arrived yesterday for the M.T. Co. Altogether, for the 3 forwarding companies, about half a million bushels of grain have arrived. Any quantity of barges are to be had.

F.M. Drake, keeper of the Rock Island Light, Clayton, St. Lawrence River, keeps a record of all the vessels passing, and for the year ending June 14th reports 1992 steamers, 288 schooners, 916 barges and 14 rafts.

schrs Mary Merritt, Toledo, 20,830 bush wheat; J.E. Burley, Toledo, 16,400 bush wheat; Northern Star, Port Dalhousie 10,020 bush wheat; Persia, Toledo, 11,719 bush corn; A. Falconer, Port Dalhousie, 12,300 bush wheat, arrived yesterday.

Arrivals for the M.T. Co. - schrs. Undine, Toledo, 12,146 bush wheat; Collier, Toronto,10,200 bush wheat; Magdalla, Chicago, 10,300 bush corn; Dundee, Toronto, 16,100 bush corn; Departures: in tow of the tug Active for Montreal; Chicago 10,235 bush wheat; Wheatbin, 21,165 bush wheat; Dauntless 13,018 bush corn; Colborne 22,000 bush corn; Cleveland 17,950 bush wheat.

Down: schrs. Mary, St. Catharines, Kingston, wheat; Hercules, Milwaukee, Kingston, corn; Garibaldi, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Pride of America, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; Antelope, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; Albacore, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; Albatross, Cleveland, Port Hope, coal; Manzanilla, Chicago, Kingston, blank (sic); E.R. Williams, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; Mary Lyon, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; barges Fortune, Toledo, Montreal, wheat; Corisande, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; props S. Shickluna, Chicago, Montreal, general cargo; Zealand, Toledo, Kingston, wheatl; Lothair, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; Albion, Toledo, Kingston, wheat.

Is It a Hoax? - note in bottle about loss of sch. Maple Leaf off Port Colborne - details.

Death of Capt. Pinder - Capt. John Pinder, of the str. Deseronto, plying between Napanee and Picton, and so well known among the mariners on Lake Ontario and other places, died on Sunday at Napanee after a short illness. He was noted for being careful, steady, honest, and industrious, and was much respected. He has spent his lifetime in sailing mostly on Lake Ontario, and has filled the position of captain on a large number of vessels. He sailed the steamer Kincardine between Belleville and Oswego 2 seasons, and last year sailed the Oswego Belle between Toronto and Oswego. He has made many warm friends who will regret to hear of his sudden demise.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 27, 1880