The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 17, 1880

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p.2 Free Trade In Fish - a letter to editor.


Marine Notes.

The sch. C.T. Straubenzie cleared for Chicago with 400 tons iron and salt.

Passing Steamers at Swifts: Corsican from Montreal; Armenia from Ogdensburg; Cuba from Toronto; D.C. West from Westport.

The schrs Canada, Bessie Barwick, Wawanosh, and Denmark, Toledo, oak; James Norris, Lake Superior, pine; Antelope, oak, Fairport, reached Garden Island yesterday.

Vessels Passed up the Canal: Bangalore for Chicago, salt; St. Andrews, Cleveland, light; Gleniffer, Milwaukee, pig iron; Laura, Rondeau, light; Down: J.M. Carter, from Detroit, wheat; W.J. Preston, Chicago, corn.

The steam barge Indian was injured by fire when she ran on the bar at Trenton. While the lumber was being removed she caught on fire and holes had to be cut through her deck and sides before the flames could be extinguished.

A petition has been presented to the Gov't in favour of the construction of a canal 8 miles long, from White Falls to Perth, thereby connecting the latter place with the Rideau navigation. The cost is estimated at $40,000.

The str. Rideau Belle, which Easton Bros. are building at Merrickville, will be placed next season on the route between Kingston and Ottawa, and will make 2 trips per week with freight and passengers. A Kingston boat builder is erecting the new craft.

The am't of grain that is over after discharging at the forwarding houses here is in some instances quite large. Shortages are not always the rule. It would be more satisfactory if the weighers in Chicago and Toledo would be a little particular in their weighing.

M.T. Co. - Starling, Port Dalhousie, 11,923 bush wheat; Picton, Port Dalhousie, 8085 bush wheat; Grantham, Toledo, 20,500 bush corn; Florida, Toledo, 21,500 bush corn; prop Niagara, Detroit, lightened 4500 bush wheat; Bronson, Montreal, 3 barges 200 tons pig iron.

Again In the Tolls - articles stolen from sch. Maggie McRae and barge Otonabee, details.

The Galops Rapids - work being done considered a mistake by marine men; details.

The Fish Market -

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 17, 1880