The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 3, 1880

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p.1 Burning of Marine City - more details.

Fall Regattas - details. [Mail]

p.3 Grain Blockades - The Belleville Intelligencer says that by the extension of river navigation to the head of the bay, and the providing at Trenton and Belleville of additional facilities which could be made use of as well as those of Kingston, delays would be greatly lessened. Our contemporay does not tell us what these facilities are, a most important consideration in judging of the merits of the scheme by which the Belleville people hope to assist Kingston in meeting the demands of the grain trade. Stationary elevators will not do the Montreal shippers, and additional barge accommodation, under the present circumstances, would not be a paying speculation.

Marine News.

A shipment of barley is reported from Napanee.

The sch. Ida Walker is loading 220 tons of iron ore for Fairport.

The sch. Anna M. Foster is loading 80,000 feet of lumber for Oswego.

Capt. Jas. McMaugh has been appointed to the command of the prop California.

The St. Lawrence wharf is being renewed and strengthened on the west side.It has been raised about a foot.

St. L. & C. Co. - Charger, Toledo, 17,320 bush corn; James White, Toledo, 16,000 bush corn; Anna Foster, Oswego, 158 tons coal.

The str. Kingsford, loaded with grain, ran aground 4 miles west of Brockville last night, not making water. She is being lightened, and will be hauled off.

Freight rates: Chicago, wheat to Kingston nominal at 8 3/4 cents, corn 8 cents.

At Toledo the prop. Acadia, wheat to Montreal, 10 cents, sch. Garibaldi, corn to Kingston 6 cents.

A fleet of about 15 vessels grain laden will arrive here tomorrow or the next day. The forwarding companies are in a position to tranship the cargoes without delay.

The sch. Flora is loading salt at Gunn's wharf for Toronto. The barge Rapid, with salt from Montreal, is awaiting the arrival of the sch. Bangalore to tranship her cargo.

The Sailors Union at this port has no intention of advancing the rate of wages of the present time. It is extremely hard to get engagements, as vessels recquiring men are very scarce.

Swifts Wharf: strs. Corinthian from Montreal; Magnet from Prescott; Passport from Hamilton, Armenia from Ogdensburg; Cuba from Toronto, Dromedary from Montreal.

M.T. Co. Arrivals: Morning Star, Sodus, 210 tons coal; Niagara, Chicago, 4500 bush corn; Glide, Montreal, 4 barges and 2 schooners. Departures last evening in tow of Bronson: barges Ontario, 16,600 wheat; Glengarry, 12,700 wheat, 30 tons phosphate; Wheatbin, 21,000 corn; Eagle, 20,000 corn.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston: schrs Elgin, Toledo, corn; Grantham, Chicago, corn; J.R. Benson, Chicago, corn; G.M. Neelon, Chicago, wheat; Sligo, Chicago, wheat; Pride of America, Toledo, corn; W. Keeler, Toledo, wheat; Falmouth, Toledo, wheat; Augusta, Toledo, corn; O. Mowat, Toledo, wheat; L. Seaton, Toledo, corn; Rutherford, Toledo, corn; Maumee Valley, Toledo, corn.

Today's Mail says: The members of the Sailors Union at Toronto have been notified officially that the services of Mr. Cochran, the Kingston President, have been dispensed with. He has in the future no authority to issue or change cards, and until some other member is appointed, the Toronto branch can receive moneys on Kingston account.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 3, 1880