The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 4, 1881

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p.2 District News - disaster averted by lighthouse keeper Hudgins at Salmon Point, he beat on lamp reflector to alert prop. Ocean.


The schr. Forest Queen is loading iron ore for Charlotte.

The D.C. West is bringing up large quantities of cheese from Westport and Newboro, consigned to Liverpool.

It does not seem to be generally known that Captain Rankin, of the Victoria at London, was at one time mate of the Passport, but he was.

There has been a remarkable absence of wind on the lakes this summer, vessels taking six and seven days to drift down from Port Dalhousie to Kingston.

The wages of the crew of the str. Corinthian were raised to the same amount as has been promised to the crews of the other vessels of the same line, before she left Montreal Saturday morning.

It is understood that the schr. Harvest Queen case comes up in court at Chicago on Monday next. It is claimed that the female cook would also corroborate the statements of Scott et al, but she cannot be found. Captain Christie has a number of good witnesses, however, and the general opinion is he will win the case.

It is stated that the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Company intend "dogging" the boats of the opposition line between Cape St. Vincent and Montreal with the Cultivateur, which was purchased from the Sorel Navigation Co. last winter. The Star says the Cultivateur is the swiftest of the company's boats.

The barque Garden Island, Captain Zealand, from Havana, with a cargo of sugar, arrived at Quebec yesterday, and was to leave for Montreal this morning. On the 30th of May

when off Gaspe, an able bodied seaman named Edward O. Martin, fell from the main topsail yard to the deck and was killed.


Schr. Annie Falconer, Kincardine, 12,274 bu. wheat.

Prop. Niagara, Milwaukee, 16,000 bu. wheat.

Schr. Comanche, Chicago, 19,200 bu. wht.

Tug Bronson, Montreal, three barges.

Schr. Nellie Sherwood, Charlotte, 200 tons coal.

Str. Spartan, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corsican, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. City of Belleville, Prescott, sundries.

Str. D.C. West, Westport, fgt. and pass.

Pop. Argyle, Toledo, 16,000 bu. wht.

Schr. Wawanosh, Detroit, 24,000 bu. corn.

Schr. Forest Queen, Port Dalhousie, 8,000 bush. corn.

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

Schr. Sligo, Chicago, 20,000 bu. corn.


Str. Gipsey, Ottawa, pass. and fgt.

Steam barge R. Anglin, Cape Vincent, cedar posts.

Schrs. Vienna, Anna Falconer, Forest Queen, Flora Emma, light from Portsmouth.

Welland Canal - For Kingston.

Rising Star, Chicago, corn.

Barge Grimsby, Chicago, corn.

Clyde, Chicago, corn.

Steam barge Clinton, Chicago, corn.

Lake Freights.

Toronto - No change reported in grain rates, but they remain firm at 1 3/4 cents to Kingston or Oswego.

Chicago - Market is quiet and steady, with vessel offerings light. Hyderabad takes corn to Kingston on p.t.

Detroit - No improvement in grain freights and rates to Kingston.

Toledo - Freights firm, with considerable enquiry for capacity to Kingston and Montreal, but no vessels asking higher rates.

Port Dalhousie - Reported schrs. Gold Hunter, Nellie Theresa and Eureka chartered wheat, Port Dalhousie to Kingston 1 1/2 ( 1 7/8 ?) cents.

The following vessels have been chartered from Chicago to Kingston at 8 1/4 cents: schr. Hartford, 20,000 bu. corn; schr. St. Louis, 19,000 bu. corn; schr. Leadville, 21,000 bu. corn; schr. American, 21,000 bu. corn.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 4, 1881