The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 16, 1881

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p.2 The Victoria Verdict - editorial.



When is the old barge, lying ashore at Point Frederick, to be removed?

The schrs. Freeman and Downey are loading peas at Belleville for Kingston.

The barge Huron brought here from Montreal 404 tons of iron rails piled on her deck.

The str. Alexandria will hereafter leave for Montreal on Monday evening at 8 p.m.

The schr. Leadville will clear today for Oswego where she will load coal for Chicago at $2 per gross ton.

Capt. Wm. Ostrander, of Picton, of the schr. Picton, has bought a half interest in the schr. Fabiola. He will command it.

The steamer Ontario damaged one of her paddle wheels by striking a stone near Ottawa and was taken to Hartwell's locks for repairs.

The schr. Singapore is believed to have a surplus of between 200 and 300 bushels of corn. If so the fact will be reported and the duty paid.

The M.T. Co.'s barge Corn Crib has been hauled out near the Cataraqui Bridge for caulking. The barge Glengarry is also receiving repairs.

The schr. Laura has been chartered to load old rails at Prescott, for Milwaukee at $1.10 f.o.b. She went down the river in tow of the tug Glide last evening.

While on the Alexandria on Saturday night, C.L. Hawley, of Trenton, received a severe blow over the right eye by running violently against the iron shaft of the steamer.

When the wind blows in a certain direction it is dangerous to approach the Belleville wharves. On Tuesday last the B.W. Folger, drawing 7 ft. 7 in. got aground and was with difficulty released.

The owners of the prop. City of Montreal cannot complain of delay in transhipping at this port. She arrived last evening about 6 o'clock and was unloaded of her 12,000 bushels of grain before 10 o'clock.

Part of the crew of the schr. Sligo have returned to the city. They allege that they were paid off at Wiarton, Lake Huron shore, becaused they refused to load ties on Saturday night and Sunday. The captain has to be heard from.

The steamer Dagmar, recently purchased by the Victoria Park Company, Toronto, arrived here yesterday at noon. She immediately cleared for Toronto, but when near the Ducks broke a part of her machinery and had to return for repairs. She got away again this forenoon. She is said to use very little fuel.

The Frenchmen engaged in the barges of the K. & M. Forwarding Company struck yesterday while unloading iron rails from the barge Huron. They objected to work on other than their own barges. The men were paid off but returned shortly afterwards and resumed work. Seven of the leaders were not taken back, however.


Prop. City of Montreal, Toronto, 12,685 corn.

Prop Armenia, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Str. Spartan, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corsican, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Olive, Merrickville, sundries.

Schr. Leadville, Chicago, 23,462 corn.

Schr. Nellie Sherwood, Brockville, light.

Schr. Forest Queen, Ogdensburg, light.

Schr. Annie Falconer, Toledo, 12,521 corn.

Schr. Singapore, Toledo, 11,810 corn.


Tug Glide, Montreal, four barges, 75,000 grain, 180 tons phosphate.

Welland Canal - For Kingston.

Schr. Bavaria, Toledo, timber.

Schr. J.H. Breck, Pigeon Bay, timber.

Schr. Richardson, Fort William, lumber.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 16, 1881