The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1881

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p.2 Revenue Cutter - Yesterday a United States revenue cutter, commanded by Mr. Haywood, U.S.N., Inspector of Lighthouses for No. 10 District, with headquarters at Buffalo N.Y., called here for the purpose of getting a buoy which belonged to the American Government. The Commandant and Consul Twitchell exchanged courtesies. At 5 p.m. the craft cleared.


Only one craft passed through the Welland Canal yesterday for Kingston, the Anglo Saxon, from Toledo, with timber.


Str. Corsican, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corinthian, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Persia, St. Catharines, freight.

Prop. Cuba, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Armenia, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Europe, Chicago, lightened 4,300 bush. corn.

Prop. Acadia, Chicago, lightened 3,000 bush. corn.

Schr. Minnie Blakely, Oswego, 222 tons coal.


Barge Ontario, Cape Vincent, 2,300 ties.

Barge Quebec, Cape Vincent, 2,000 ties.

Tug Active, Montreal, two barges, 40,000 bush. grain.

Tug Champion, Montreal, four barges, 80,000 bush. grain.

Str. Gipsy, Ottawa, pass. and fgt.

The schr. W.T. Greenwood is loading hay and straw at Swift's dock for Oswego.

Steam barge Clinton and barge Grimsby go to Lake Huron to load ties for Chicago.

Calvin & Son's third raft of 17 drams of timber and staves left Garden Island today for Quebec.

Lake Freights.

Toronto - No change in freights and no charters reported. Rates are still quoted at 1 3/4 cents on wheat to Kingston.

Detroit - Grain freights continue dull, and rates are quoted nominal at 8 cents on wheat to Montreal, 5 1/2 cents to Kingston.

Port Dalhousie - Nellie Theresa, wheat, Port Dalhousie to Kingston, 1 1/2 cents.

p.3 Canadian Illustrated News - has many sketches of the London disaster - str. Victoria.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1881