The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 10, 1880

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p.2 Editorial on efforts of Collector of Customs to enforce use of better equipment on excursion steamers.

City Council - discuss illegal fishing on Pigeon Island; sent letter to Dep't of Marine & Fisheries.

Wanted - an engineer for str. Rover. Apply to R. Davis, Wolfe Island.


Marine News.

The sch. Morning Star brings coal here from Oswego.

The prop Shickluna, from Toledo, with 3500 bush wheat, lightened, and proceeded to Montreal.

The str. Emerald, formerly Oswego Belle, ran ashore near Meaford yesterday. Unfavourable winds prevent her being hauled off.

The str. Geneva made the run from Grimsby to Hamilton a few evenings since in 1 hour. The distance is between 17 and 18 miles.

Arrivals at Swifts - Magnet, from Charlotte; Passport, from Hamilton; D.C. West, from Westport; Alexandra, from Trenton; Argyle, from Montreal.

When the prop Plymouth was 8 miles below Toronto, on Sunday, one of her crew named Welch purposely threw himself overboard and was drowned.

Sch. Speedwell, Toronto, 14,600 bush wheat; G.M. Neelon, Toledo, 23,000 bush wheat; Laura, Chicago, 23,000 bush corn; were the arrivals at the M.T. Co.

The amount of grain awaiting transhipment is exceedingly large. There is an active demand for barges, and demurrage is being paid to some vessels. The arrivals at Portsmouth will call for expeditious movements to prevent extra cost.

The str. Spartan, from Kingston to Montreal, got out of her regular channel on Saturday and struck a rock near Nun's Island. She lurched slightly, but fortunately slipped off before the passengers realized the danger to which they had been exposed.

Today the different forwarding companies were idle on account of the non-receipt of barges from Montreal. There are about 45 schooners waiting to be discarged, with an aggregate stock of 900,000 bushels. Many captains are complaining of the delay.

Up From Kingston: schrs. Pandora, Toledo, light; M.L. Breck, Toledo, light; Louis Rosa, Toledo, light; Emerald, Chicago, light; Vienna, Toledo, light; Lyman Casey, Toledo, light;

Down To Kingston: schs Nellie Theresa, Toledo, wheat; North Star, Toledo, wheat; New Dominion, Toledo, wheat; Clara Youell, Toledo, wheat; O. Mowat, Toledo, wheat; Mary Battle, Toledo, wheat; Denmark, Fairport, wheat; Garibaldi, Toledo, wheat; Persia, Toledo, wheat; R.J. Benson, Toledo, 22,483 bush wheat; Wanderer, Port Dalhousie, 6434 bush wheat; Suffel, Toledo, 16,100 bush wheat; Gearing, Port Dalhousie 6235 bush wheat; Ariel, Toledo, 10,000 bush wheat; Ida Walker, Toledo, 12,704 bush wheat; Guelph, Toledo, 16,675 bush wheat; A.G. Ryan, Port Dalhousie, 8076 bush wheat; F.D. Barker, Chicago, 21,000 bush corn; Nellie Weldern?, Chicago, 19,391 bush corn; Huron, Toledo, 17,000 bush wheat; Myosotia, Toledo, 23,000 bush wheat, were the arrivals at Portsmouth yesterday.

Case Settled - Alexander Floody, constable at Portsmouth, tried to arrest barge boy for fishing on Sunday; an employee of Montreal & Chicago Forwarding Co. interfered and was arrested.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 10, 1880