The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 18, 1880

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Marine Notes.

The sch. Annandale arrived light from Oswego. She will load ore for Fairport.

The tug Active left for Montreal with 4 barges having about 60,000 bush grain, and 220,000 feet of lumber.

The sch. Persia, in leaving the Port Colborne lock Thursday, fouled with the swing bridge and lost some of her fore-rigging.

The sch. Pinafore is loading telegraph poles for Oswego. She has effected a contract to carry 2000 poles at 20 cents per pole.

Passing Steamers at Swifts: Passport from Montreal; Algerian from Hamilton; Ocean from Chicago; Prussia from Montreal.

The sch. M.C. Upper was raised on Thursday with the assistance of a rotary pump. She left for Kingston in tow of the tug H. Neelon, where she will unload timber and tow back to Port Dalhousie to go on dry-dock.

The tug Eleanor and 2 barges arrived from Ironsides with 250 tons of iron ore. The steam barge Robt. Anglin came in this morning with 120 tons iron ore from Ottawa. Tug Hiram Easton and barges brought down 270 tons iron ore from Ironsides.

Passed Up the Canal: schrs. New Dominion, Kingston, Toledo,ore; M. Merritt, Collinsby, Pt. Huron, light; Queen of the Lakes, Kingston, Cleveland, ore; Gulnair, Kingston, Wheatly, light; Prussian, Kingston, Rondeau, light.

Down For Kingston: schrs. Siberia, Elk Rapids, timber; Russia, Elk Rapids, timber; Albatross, Chicago, corn; Albacore, Chicago, corn; Augusta, Toledo, wheat; Elgin, Detroit, corn; Victor, Toledo, wheat; A. Falconer, Toledo, wheat; I.A. Breck, Toledo, timber; Bavaria, Duluth, timber; E.H. Rutherford, Toledo, wheat; Pride of America, Toledo, corn.

Canadian Barges - A few days ago we gave a synopsis of the law as delivered by Assistant-Secretary Upton, regarding Canadian barges plying in American waters and using small sails. Today we received a telegram from Buffalo, giving the announcement that a meeting was held there and the decision was repeated, compelling all such craft to be liable to a tonnage tax of $1.30 per ton. We do not think it necessary to publish the long telegram, as so much of it is repetition.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 18, 1880