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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 21, 1881

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The water in the Rideau has risen 6 inches.

The water will probably be let into the Rideau Canal next week.

The sloop Sovereign arrived this morning from Amherst Island.

The schr. Gulnair will sail from Collins Bay today for Hamilton.

The schr. Enterprize left Portsmouth yesterday for Port Hope.

The S. & J. Collier is chartered at 7 1/2 cents on wheat from Rondeau to Kingston.

The schooner Blanche carries poplar wood from Colborne to Rochester at $1.25 per cord.

A stationary elevator would be erected in this city if the forwarders felt that such was necessary.

The schr. Eliza Quinlan has been purchased by Collier & Van Black, of South Bay, for $2,000.

The schr. J.R. Noyes has been sold for $12,000. It will cost about $2,000 to repair her.

The tugs and barges of the Montreal Transportation Company are receiving a final coat of paint.

Capt. S. Tyo will take charge of the schr. Nellie Sherwood now on the beach at Weller's Bay.

The schooner Erie Stewart has been chartered from Toronto to Oswego with barley at 2 cents per bushel.

The schr. W.T. Greenwood came in from Toronto this afternoon with wheat consigned to the M.T. Co.

The first vessel of the season, loaded, passed down the river this morning. Her name could not be ascertained.

The elevator of the M.T. Company is discharging corn from the schr. Hyderabad into Richardson's warehouse.

The new barge for the Montreal Transportation Company will be launched about the beginning of next month.

E.D. Stacy and Capt. Thos. Martin, Oswego, are reported to have sold the schr. James Wade to western parties for $9,000.

Freights from Toledo to Kingston are lower, and vessels can be had at 7 cents per bushel for wheat. Formerly 9 cents was the price asked.

Arrivals at Portsmouth: Schr. C. Marsh, Port Hope, 18,000 bush. peas; schr. M.A. Lydon, Port Hope, 15,600 bush. do.

The schooner Hartford is having quite a time in getting her load of lumber at Toronto and has given notice of a claim for demurrage.

The schr. Forest Queen, with 200 tons of iron ore, will leave this evening for Charlotte. Capt. Courson will command her this season.

A bill of sale of a quarter interest in the schr. Leadville to Capt. Patrick Griffin has been recorded at the Custom House, Oswego. Consideration, $1.

A suit brought by Bernard Givens, against Capt. John Collan, Oswego, to compel the latter to sell an interest in the schr. Sea Gull has been discontinued.

The schr. Mary Merritt has arrived at Port Dalhousie from Kingston. She will proceed to St. Catharines when water is let into the canal to be repaired.

The shipment of timber from the Chaudiere docks will commence on Monday next. The season gives promise of being brisker than any previous one since 1872.

The Superintendent of the Welland Canal says that unless he receives orders to the contrary from Ottawa he will let water into the canal on Saturday, the 23rd inst.

The steamer Pierrepont came up the river this morning. Capt. Millar reports plenty of ice from Wolfe Island nearly to Gananoque. The steamer broke her way through some of it. Schooners cannot get through it yet.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 21, 1881