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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 17, 1880

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Marine News.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston: schrs. M.C. Upper, Toledo, timber; Oriental, Toledo, timber; W.T. Greenwood, Toledo, wheat.

The excursion boat John Thorn arrived from Alexandria Bay. She carried a large number of passengers, who spent the day in rambling about the city.

The sch. Mary Merritt has been hauled off the Marine Railway at Portsmouth, upon which she drifted on Friday night last. The damage is light to both vessel and railway.

Swifts: The arrivals are: Spartan from Hamilton; Magnet from Charlotte.

Schr. Eureka, from Oswego 325 tons coal. The sch. Oliver Mowat is loading 400 tons of iron ore for Cleveland.

The sale of the str Queen Victoria, which ran on the Ottawa route, between the Capital and Grenville, adds a very fast and commodious steamer to the number of those running out of Toronto harbour.

The tug William Gardner, which arrived at Belleville on Saturday with 2 barges from Ogdensburg, infringed the coasting law and was seized by the Custom's officers. The Minister of Customs being in Belleville, the case was submitted to him, and a fine of $100 was imposed.

The sch. Julia, Toronto, 7400 bushels wheat; P.M. Rodgers, Toledo, 24,000 bush wheat; J.R. Bently, Port Dalhousie, 30,953 bush wheat; St. Louis, Chicago, 21,700 bush wheat; T.R. Merritt, Toledo, 23,370 bush wheat; New Dominion, Toledo, 14,800 bush wheat; Wave Crest, Toronto, 11,085 bush corn, arrived yesterday.

On Friday the str. Armstrong left Brockville for Cape Vincent, being chartered to carry a party of excursionists down the river the following day. At the head of Wells Island she grounded on a rock and remained fast until the next day, when she was pulled off by the tugs Seymour and Gardner, being little damaged by the incident.

The steamer Geneva collided with the str. Eclipse en route from Oakland to Hamilton. The Geneva left a little behind her competitor but gained upon her so much that at the bar the steamers came together, the bulwarks of the Eclipse being stove in. There is a small dispute between the Captains as to which is responsible for the accident.

Sherwood Inquest - details on death of Capt. Sherwood.

One Offender Caught - 1 man arrested in rape case re cook on sch. Jessie Macdonald at Portsmouth - details; the schooner is to be hauled out on ways for repairs.

The Oldrieve's Return - from cruise in Islands.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 17, 1880