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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 2, 1880

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p.2 Arrived At Swift's Wharf - Passport, Montreal; Spartan from Hamilton; Persia from Montreal; Cuba, from Toronto; Armenia, from Ogdensburg; Dromedary from Hamilton; Magnet from Charlotte. The schr. B.W. Folger loads lumber for Oswego; Forest Queen has delivered a cargo of coal.

ad - Rochester Races - 10th to 18th Aug. - tickets to Charlotte and Return per str. Magnet are $2 each.

Thousand Islands [Evening Telegram] - an article about visiting the lighthouse at Port Metcalfe, and interviewing Dick Johnston about his father, Pirate Bill Johnston, the burning of the Sir Robert Peel, etc., a long article.


Marine News.

The Oswego Sailor's Union talks of demanding $2 a day for wages.

The steamer Hastings had an excursion down the river on Saturday from Picton.

The steamer Veruna (sic - Varuna ), with an excursion party from Wells Island, passed up this morning.

Dr. Curtis, with his yacht Oldrieve, left today on his annual cruise. The Emma will accompany him.

The steamer Bohemian, which was so badly damaged at the locks, will be ready to resume her trips on Tuesday next.

The steam yacht Angelique, with a party from Buffalo, arrived yesterday. The yacht was greatly admired. It was elegantly upholstered and finished.

The schr. Lyman Casey, Capt. W. McAvoy, has returned to Toledo from Kingston, having made the round trip, including lightening through canals, in 12 days.

The schr. David Andrews, which was wrecked near Oswego, has been rebuilt and named the Delaware. She will engage in the grain trade. Messrs. Downey & Co., of Napanee, are the owners.

The schrs. St. Clair, Port Dalhousie, 6,547 bush corn; Richardson, Toronto, 8,796 bush corn; Kate, Toronto, 5,800 bush corn; Undine, Port Dalhousie, 12,620 bush corn, arrived this morning.

Arrivals for the M.T. Company : schrs. Collier, Toronto, 10,400 bush corn; Erie Belle, Chicago, 18,500 bush corn; Maize, Toledo, 18340 bush wheat; Pandora, Toledo, 19,000 bush corn; M.L. Breck, Toledo, 18, 187 bush wheat; Lady Macdonald, Chicago, 17,061 bush wheat; St. Andrews, Chicago, 14,868 bush corn; Bullock, Toronto, 13,650 bush corn; Twilight, Toronto, 13,500 bush corn; tug Active with eight barges; prop Argyle lightened 6265 bush wheat.

Sailor Drowned - The sch. James Norris, with staves for Garden Island, arrived yesterday and reported the loss of a sailor named Andrew Johnson when about 6 miles from Port Dalhousie. Johnson was working on deck, and the boom struck him and carried him overboard. Floats were thrown out to him but he failed to reach them. Before the yawl could be lowered he sank. The captain says the last seen of him was his hands, which he raised above his head as if in supplication. He was single and a Dane.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 2, 1880