The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 6, 1880

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p.3 Damaged Grain - The prop. Argyle arrived on Saturday with corn from Chicago. After shehad discharged the cargo it was found that there were over 700 bushels damaged. The prop. experienced severe weather while running down Lake Michigan. The grain was sold today to Mr. Geo. Mooers for 40 cents per bushel in bond. It will in all probability be shipped to Oswego and sold there.

A Little Mistake - The Gananoque Reporter on Saturday announced that the yacht Peerless had beaten the Emma on Thursday. The Reporter was slightly mistaken. The boats happened to come together and run in the same direction for awhile but the raising of the Emma's centreboard allowed the Peerless to go ahead. This circumstance perhaps induced the owner of the Peerless to enter his boat in the Clayton Regatta where the Emma took first prize.

Royal Mail Line - A good deal of disappointment was manifested at Montreal by shareholders in the Richelieu & Ontario Nav. Co., on its being stated that the directors had not passed the usual interim dividend. It had the effect of breaking the stock fully 2%. It has now come out that there is no truth in the rumour whatever, as the directors have merely postponed the declaration of an interim dividend.

Marine News.

The sch. Eureka arrived light from Charlotte.

The trip of the str. Magnet to Oswego was cancelled last evening.

The sch. Sligo is loading 400 tons of pig iron for Chicago at $1.00 per ton F.O.B.

The sch. Oriental, from Toledo, with oak, arrived at Garden Island this morning.

The sch. Olive Branch is loading at the railway esplanade 130,000 feet of lumber for Oswego.

The str. Corinthian, in her first trip to Montreal, took 400 barrels of apples from Toronto.

The water in the Rideau Canal is very low. Boats can hardly pass through. The water in the St. Lawrence is also extremely low.

The sch. Neelon, Detroit, wheat and the sch. Norway, Toledo, lumber, passed through the Welland Canal on Saturday for Kingston.

Mr. John Donnelly returned yesterday with a steam pump, with which he endeavored to pump out a cofferdam at Trenton, but was unsuccessful.

The str. Empress of India touched yesterday on her way to Oswego and Toronto with an excursion party with which she ran down the river on Saturday.

The yacht Countess of Dufferin left for Cobourg yesterday, having had another cruise down the river. The stiff south wind did not make her lean much.

K. & M. Co. - G.M. Neelon, 22,007 bush wheat; Augusta, Toledo, 21,865 bush corn; Magdala, Toledo, 12,510 bush wheat; L.J. Hammond, Toledo, 20,415 bush corn.

The sch. J.R. Benson this morning floated a Garfield and Arthur flag. The Europe had a Hancock and English flag. The captains of the vessels can therefore be said to have nailed their colours to the masthead.

The str. Corsican, due here on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, did not arrive until much later. She had run aground near Prescott in consequence of the low water. She remained here all night. She reached Toronto yesterday evening.

Messrs. Calvin & Son, of Garden Island, have sent to Quebec this season 7 rafts, averaging 15 drams each. Damage has been done to but one of them, which accidently ran upon rocks and was wrecked.

The sch. Jessie Breck arrived at Garden Island on Saturday with 15,000 cubic feet of walnut. One stick was over 4 feet across. The freight received was 12 cents per cubic ft., the largest freight paid during the season. This cargo is valued at $15,000.

The 43 stations of lake districts, extending from Lake Superior to Ontario, will remain open until the close of navigation on the inland seas, or about the end of November. The coast stations have all been supplied with the Lyle gun, superseding the old fashioned mortor, and considerable improvements have been made in the style of surfboats.

Swifts Wharf - passing steamers: Corsican from Montreal; Magnet from Charlotte; Passport from Montreal, Corinthian, from Hamilton; Persia from Montreal; Cuba from Ogdensburg and Armenia from Toronto. The tug Edmond arrived with barges carrying 800,000 feet of lath for Charlotte. Coal cargoes: sch. Mary Annette, Cleveland, 425 tons Briar Hill coal; Peerless, Cleveland, 376 tons coal; Wm. Elgin, Cleveland, 325 tons coal.

M.T. Co. Arrivals: prop Clinton, Chicago, 17,000 bush corn; barges Grantham, Chicago, 21,000 bush corn; and Grimsby, Chicago, 22,597 bush corn; Clyde, Chicago, 19,375 bush corn; Maumee Valley, Toledo, 14,918 bush corn; North Star, Toronto, 16,278 bush corn; Starling, Toronto, 11,493 bush corn; Rutherford, Toledo, 15,530 bush corn; E.R.C. Proctor, Toronto, 12,412 bush wheat; J.R. Benson, Chicago 22,297 bush corn; Sligo, Chicago, 20,864 bush wheat; Garibaldi, Toledo, 12,711 bush corn; tug Bronson with barge Cleveland, 100 tons pig iron.

The departures in tow of the tug Bronson are: Energy, 12,300 bush corn; 50 tons of phosphatel; Milwaukee 22,600 bush corn; Toronto, 22,500 bush corn; Lancaster, 15,000 bush corn; Toledo, 22,000 bush corn.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 6, 1880