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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 2, 1880

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p.2 City Council - temporary fish law passed, it now doesn't have to be sold at Fish House.

The Chicago Tribune's review of the ravages of the great storm of Oct. 17th on the Lakes shows upwards of $500,000 damages was done to the vessels and cargo, and that 94 persons perished. There were seventeen total wrecks. The loss is 153,900, and in all 66 vessels were damaged to a greater or lesser extent.


Marine Notes.

The sch. Anna M. Foster is loading 5500 bushels of grain for Oswego, rate 2 1/4 cents.

The sch. Richardson is still at Sarnia. She ventured out on Sunday but was forced back.

The sch. Bismarck, laden with timber and lumber, passed down the river yesterday for Quebec in tow of the tug Jessie Hall.

Swifts - Arrivals: tug Eleanor and barges, from Ironsides, 200 tons iron ore; str. Alexandria, from Trenton; prop. Calabria, from Montreal.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston, yesterday: Erie Belle, Chatham, wheat; T.R. Merritt, Toledo, corn; Canada, Toledo, lumber.

Mr. John Neville, of Ottawa, and a number of young men are at Irish Creek, Rideau Canal, where they will raise the str. Kitty Friel, which was burned to the waters edge recently. The machinery will be repaired at Ottawa.

The sch. Oddfellow, from Toronto for Charlotte, ran ashore near the latter port. The crew got ashore safely with the exception of one man, who, after considerable trouble, was rescued by the life boat. The vessel may be got off.

The sch. Undine, from Hamilton, with 12,000 bushel wheat, reached the M.T. Co's wharf this morning. The tug Active left for Montreal with barges Eagle and Glengarry, carrying 20,000 bush rye, 15,000 bush wheat, and 100 tons phosphate.

Wind Wafts - The boiler of the old steamer Queen hs been shipped to the Mississippi mines. It will supply the motive power for the steam drills.

Nov. 3, 1880

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 2, 1880