The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 9, 1880

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Marine News.

The sch. Singapore left light for Toledo.

The sch. Forest Queen has arrived light from Charlotte. She loads lumber.

The sch. White Oak was hauled out on Saturday at the marine railway for repairs amounting to $2000.

The yacht Laura left this morning on a cruise among the Islands. She had a jolly party aboard.

The sch. Wm. Gilbert came in yesterday with a cargo of corn meal for the city flour men.

The total lockages through the Rideau Canal to July 30th was 563, as against 437 up to the same time last season.

The sch. Bangalore, with 1900 sacks of salt, and sch. Hyderabad, 500 sacks of salt, left on Saturday for Chicago.

The Oldrieve is tearing up things down the river. It was reported in the city that every shoal had been touched en route to the campground.

Vessels Passed Through the Canal yesterday: schrs. Huron, Toledo,wheat; A. Falconer, Toledo, wheat; Maggie McRae, Toledo, wheat; barge Corisande, Toledo, wheat, prop Lothair, Toledo, wheat.

Called at Swifts: steamers Magnet, from Montreal; Cuba, from Ogdensburg; Armenia, from Toronto; Corsican, from Montreal; Algerian, from Hamilton; prop Dromedary, from Hamilton; prop Africa, from Toledo.

This morning, about 1 o'clock, when elevating had just been begun by the forwarding companies, the shovellers struck for higher wages. They had been receiving $2.00 per 1000 bushels and demanded $2.50. After some debate the men proceeded to work, pending an arrangement by the managers of the different co's.

The tug Active arrived today with 7 barges light and immediately departed with the following in tow: Advance, 11,624 bush wheat, 585 bush corn; Liberator, 10,500 bush wheat; Lorne, 16,000 bush wheat; Toledo 21,300 bush corn; Georgiana, 10,700 bush wheat; Charles, 10,700 bush wheat; Detroit, 20,500 bush corn.

Arrived during Saturday & Sunday: prop Clinton, from Chicago, 17,000 bush corn; barge Grantham, do., 22,308 do.; sch. Richardson, Port Dalhousie 8734 bush corn; prop St. Clair, do., 6607 bush do.; sch. Anna M. Foster, do., 5188 bush do.; sch. Olive Branch, do., 7300 bush do.; sch. R.B. Lock, Toledo, 17,450 bush wheat; sch. Florida, do., 20,200 bush do.; sch. Acacia, do., 12,400 bush do.

Arrivals for the M.T. Co.: sch. Annandale, Toledo, 13,000 bush wheat; Grimsby, Chicago, 22,530 bush corn; Clyde, do., 20,105 do.; R.M. Bond, do., 21,300 do.; Kate Kelly, do., 16.400 do.; West Side, 20,500 do.; Laura, do., 23,000 do.; Twilight, Toronto, 14,500 bush wheat; W.H. Rounds, Toledo, 22,000 bush wheat; W.H. Rutherford, do., 15,000 do.; H.P. Murray, do., 10,330 do.; prop Africa, do., lightened 3,400 do.

The str. Princess Louise is having new life boats built. The Customs officials are strickly carrying out the law where necessary. The str. Watertown was on Friday last detained until she had the word life-boat painted in large letters on one of her boats. This steamer had a large boat placed on her. When it was recquired in the canal recently (when the steamer ran aground) the crew could not launch it. The davits were broken in the attempt. The D.C. West has also been compelled to carry another life boat.

Elevating Business - A new elevator is being erected in connection with grain warehouse of Messrs. Richardson and Sons, at the foot of Princess St. It will have the capacity of about 1000 bushels per hour.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 9, 1880