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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1881

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p.3 Yachting Notes - Surprise, Kathleen, Una, Laura, Emma, Zitella, Gen. Garfield.


The schr. W.R. Taylor is now on her way to Milwaukee and will there be repaired.

Rope rigging has been replaced by wire rigging. Nearly all the vessels use the latter.

The Minnie Blakely brings coal from Oswego to Kingston at 25 cents per ton.

A number of Scotch sailors have arrived at Buffalo. Eight of them went to work on a railroad at $1.50 per day.

Fourteen of the Scotch sailors who came to Canada and then cleared for the States have secured berths in Buffalo vessels. They have sent here for their clothing.

The tug H. Neelon left Port Dalhousie at 11 a.m. yesterday, and arrived here at 5 a.m. She was delayed two hours by fog. She tows a dredge and barges to Toronto.

A letter from Captain McKee, who is now at Fort William, states that the schr. Richardson is high and dry upon the bank of the river. She is not a wreck, but will require considerable to repair her.

Capt. Gaskin has returned from Montreal. He states that he has received orders to begin the building of a boat of 45,000 or 50,000 bushels capacity, if satisfactory arrangements can be made here for the erection. If the space for the new keel cannot be secured at the place where the John Gaskin was built the boat will be built at Barriefield.

On Friday night, during the fog, the schr. John R. Noyes went ashore on Salmon Point. In order to save the vessel Captain Keeler was compelled to throw overboard a quantity of wheat. He thinks he put overboard about 1,000 bushels. The vessel arrived here this morning and is now unloading at the Montreal Transportation Company's wharf.

The schr. Hannah Butler arrived in Cobourg yesterday very much damaged. She collided with another schooner yesterday morning when ten miles north of Charlotte, N.Y., carrying away her bowsprit and some of her gearing. It was in the fog that the collision occurred. Had it not been that she struck the mainsheet of the strange schooner, she would have undoubtedly gone down, as she was loaded with iron rails bound for Hamilton.


Schr. Lewis Ross, Toledo, 15,000 bush. wheat.

Schr. Mary Copley, Milwaukee, 17,500 bush. wheat.

Schr. J.R. Noyes, Milwaukee, 20,000 bush. wheat.

Schr. Pride of America, Toledo, 21,974 bush. corn.

Schr. Norway, Toledo, timber, for Garden Island.

Schr. Laura, Toledo, timber for Garden Island.

Schr. E.H. Rutherford, Toledo, 18,720 bush. corn.

Steam barge Van Allan, Toledo, 14,158 bush. corn.

Str. Edith Sewell, Sackett's Harbour, light.

Str. Algerian, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Spartan, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Prop. City of Montreal, Toronto, 15,000 bush. wheat.

Prop. Persia, Montreal, freight.

Prop. Glenfinlas, Montreal, freight.

Prop. Armenia, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Tug Harvey Neelon, Port Dalhousie.

Tug Admiral Porter, Quebec, coaled up.

Barge Chicago, Montreal, 40 bbls. whiting.

Tug Jessie Hall,Grindstone Island, light.

Sloop Ionia, Deseronto, lumber.


Schr. Mary Copley, Cape Vincent, light.

Schr. Erie Queen, Oswego, light.

Tug Eleanor and two barges, Ottawa, sundries.

Tugs Bronson and Champion, Montreal.

Barge Star, Montreal, 14,000 bush. peas, 5,000 bush. wheat.

Barge Colborne, Montreal, 17,500 bush. wheat, 100 tons phosphate.

Barge Kinghorn, Montreal, 15,000 bush. wheat; 3,000 bush. rye, oats and peas.

Barge Toronto, Montreal, 21,794 bush. corn.

Barge McCarthy, Montreal, 11,000 bush. peas, 4,000 bush. rye.

Sloop Ionia, cargo of shingles to Cape Vincent, 10 cents per m.

Yacht Oneida, Brockville, excursionists.

Freight Rates.

Chicago to Kingston, wheat, 8 1/2 cents, 1/4 cent less than the Lem Ellsworth secured. The following vessels were chartered at the going rate: West Side, P.B. Locke and M.J. Cummings, all to carry 21,000 bushels each.

The schr. Jessie McDonald has been chartered to take peas from Trenton and Belleville to Kingston at 2 1/2 cents per bushel.

Detroit to Kingston, 6 cents on wheat; 5 1/2 cents on wheat; 5 cents on corn from Toledo here.

Schr. Rising Star, corn, from Chicago at 8 cents.

Welland Canal.

The following vessels passed through for Kingston: Schrs. Mary, of Port Stanley, Port Stanley, wheat and peas; W.Y. Emery, Courtwright, staves; Lewis Ross, Toledo, wheat; prop. Africa, Cleveland, general cargo.

The following passed up from Kingston: Schrs. Bavaria, Toledo, light; Oriental, Toledo, light.

Queen's Birthday - excursionists can travel on Princess Louise to Gananoque to see regatta; on Pierrepont to Cape Vincent; on Watertown to Wolfe and Garden Islands; on Hero to Picton.

May 24, 1881

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1881