The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1881

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p.2 News Of The Day - yacht Kathleen of Belleville sold to Montreal.



The schr. Camelia has arrived at the penitentiary wharf laden with paving stone.

The tug Frank Perew and barges arrived at Portsmouth from Montreal.

The schr. Forest Queen is loading iron ore at the esplanade wharf for Charlotte.

The tug E.D. Seymour called here yesterday on her way west from Ogdensburg.

The schr. Maria Annette has reached Portsmouth with 11,000 bushels of peas from Port Hope.

The schr. M.A. Grant is on the ways at Portsmouth. She is receiving a thorough overhauling.

The Minnie Blakely is undergoing repairs in Belleville, new bulwarks being constructed.

The B.W. Folger is loading iron ore at Belleville for Big Sodus. She will probably clear tonight.

The work on Rathbun's dock, Belleville, is progressing rapidly. It will probably be finished next week.

The schr. Herbert Dudley has been blackballed for the season by the Sailors' Union. The captain has engaged a non-union crew.

The schrs. Jessie H. Breck, Grantham, Gulnair and Fanny Campbell have all reached Collinsby from Hamilton, timber laden.

Called at Swift's - Strs. Armenia, Deseronto; Armenia, Toronto; Africa, Cleveland; Shickluna, Hamilton; Corsican, Montreal.

The amount of freight to be moved is very large and the propellers and steamers expect a good season. The rates established are very good.

Since the opening of navigation the tug Edith Small (sic - Edith Sewell ?) has been making regular trips between Sackett's Harbor and South Bay. They are getting plenty of fish.

Accidents to craft on the Bay of Quinte have begun. The str. Varuna has broken two flanges of her wheel. She will be hauled out for repairs at Deseronto.

The steamer Gypsy has been launched from the ways at Power's shipyard and taken to Swift's, where she will be repainted and generally overhauled.

The schr. Erie Belle passed up through the Welland Canal on Saturday afternoon, and the schrs. James Wade and Wawanosh, from Toledo, down, wheat laden.

The new steam elevator, purchased last winter in Montreal by the Chicago & St. Lawrence Forwarding Company, Portsmouth, has arrived. It is possessed of great power.

Repairs are now progressing on the steamer Hastings. She will receive a new wheel and her damaged machinery will be repaired. She will be ready for service on the 1st of July.

The schr. Bismarck has arrived at Garden Island from Quebec. She brought up a cargo of timber to be used as floaters. She was stuck in the ice last fall and received serious damage.

The schr. Garibaldi has been hauled out at Fisher's yard, Portsmouth. If the damage is extensive the vessel will be skidded off the carriage so as to allow other vessels to be hauled out on it.

The steam barge Portsmouth and consort F.J. Boswell have arrived from Ottawa with 1,500,000 lath. The schrs. Nellie Sherwood and A.G. Ryan are loading the lath for Charlotte at 15 cents per m.

Capt. Booth, of the Jessie H. Breck, has chartered his new vessel for two trips from Lake Erie. He received $82 1/2 for 1,000 cubic feet for a load of soft wood, and $100 for a load of oak from Bear Creek.

The arrivals on Sunday and today have been: Schrs. Freeman, Belleville, 10,000 bush. peas; E.R.C. Proctor, Toronto, grain; Julia, Whitby, 7,625 bush. peas; Hyderabad, Port Dalhousie, 18,800 bush. wheat; Niagara, Toledo, 5,000 bush. corn.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1881