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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 10, 1881

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p.2 Personal Mention - Capt. John McAdam appointed purser on str. Hero.



The schr. White Oak is loading 250 tons iron ore for Cleveland, p.t.

Those who know predict an early pleasure season on the St. Lawrence.

The sloop Cole, from South Bay, is discharging rye at Gunn's wharf, and loading salt and a general cargo.

The schr. Nellie Sherwood will clear for Charlotte as soon as she gets her flying jib, stay sails and anchor aboard.

The St. Lawrence and Chicago Forwarding Company are prepared for the large fleet expected through the Welland Canal.

The schr. Hyderabad is unloading pig iron at the penitentiary dock for Chicago. The sloop Frank Smith is unloading lumber at the same wharf.

The barge Huron, in Oswego now, built by Calvins of Garden Island during the past winter, will carry 800 gross tons of coal on a draft of nine feet of water.

The schrs. S. Neelon and Samana have been chartered at Toledo to carry corn to Kingston at 5 1/2 cents. The prop. Michigan gets 8 cents on corn to Montreal.

The tug McArthur left Collinsby yesterday for Toronto, from which place she will tow a raft. She leaves next week for Quebec with 21 drams of timber.

The tug Eleanor has left to tow the steamer Ruby to this city. She will then proceed west, having been purchased by Captain Ellison, of Port Stanley, for $3,500.

Swift's wharf - Algerian, from Hamilton; Alexandria, Trenton; D.C. West, Westport; Armenia, Ogdensburg, for Deseronto; tug Eleanor and barges, from Ironsides, iron ore.

Captains say that the season so far is the calmest that has been known for years. Vessels which arrived yesterday at Collinsby were three days in making it. They literally drifted down the lake.

The schr. O.M. Bond carries staves from Bay City to Kingston at $45 per 1,000 pieces. This vessel is American, and it is very seldom that such a craft is found carrying the coarse Canadian freight.

The following vessels passed through the Welland Canal yesterday for Kingston: Florida, Toledo, timber; Victor, Toledo, corn; Lewis Ross, Chatham, wheat; E. Blake, Toledo, corn.

The schrs. St. Louis, Detroit, 19,227 bush. wheat, and Acacia, Cobourg, 11,119 bush. peas, have arrived at the M.T. Co.'s wharf. Departures for Montreal, per tug Champion: Corn Crib, 17,000 bush. rye; Duluth, 17,500 bush. peas; Lalonde, 19,220 bush. wheat; Star, 5,000 bush. of corn and 12,000 bush. peas.

Engineer O'Reilly, with James Allen as assistant and a staff of firemen, commenced yesterday to repair the str. Hasting's machinery, damaged by colliding with the prop. Indian last fall. The joiner work is progressing favorably under the superintendence of Mr. George Murray. A number of staterooms forward are being torn away, which will give double the accommodation on the bow deck. The ladies' cabin is extended to the rail ?. The dining room will be on the main deck, instead of upper saloon as formerly, leaving all the latter at the disposal of excursionists. When all the alterations have been completed she will not only be handsome, but one of the staunchest steamers leaving Kingston harbor. She will be open for engagements about Dominion Day.

Mate Injured - John Marshall, of schr. Grantham, timber rolled on foot.

Lockman Drowned - knocked into water when Passport struck gate at lock 16, Cornwall Canal.

Wind Wafts - Oldrieve & Horn to supply new canvas for yacht Surprise of Trenton.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 10, 1881