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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1881

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The Royal Mail steamer was delayed several hours yesterday by the fog on the river.

Several vessels are now undergoing repairs here preparatory to the fall grain trade.

The steam yacht Nautilus, of Montreal, was in the harbor yesterday. A large party was on board.

The schr. A.G. Ryan had a 55 ? cent freight on coal from Charlotte to this place. This is a slight improvement.

The schr. A. Falconer cleared this morning from St. Catharines for Chatham to load wheat for Kingston.

The schr. Oliver Mowat is taking on 400 tons of iron ore for Cleveland. The steam hoister is engaged in loading her.

Mr. H. Wade has not gone into yachting on his own account. The boat in which he is interested is owned by a syndicate.

The Ogdensburg Journal is of the opinion that the steam yacht Lancet can make better time than she did on Thursday.

The schr. Jessie L. Breck has arrived here to load iron ore for Ashtabula; rate 80 cents per ton. At Ashtabula she will load coal for Windsor.

Sailors' wages have been raised at this port. The rates are $1.50 on Lake Ontario and $1.75 through the Welland Canal.

A vessel which arrived on Saturday, was nearly a week working its passage down from the canal. A dead calm paralysis (sic) all hopes of profits.

The str. Peerless, towing two barges laden with phosphate for Montreal, broke her engine frame at Port Metcalf and was returned here for repairs.

The steam yacht H.P. Flower made a halt here today with a party en route from Alexandria Bay to Wolfe Island, where the visitors will rusticate for about a week.

This morning the steamer Princess Louise brought up from the Thousand Island Park a dozen or more tents to be reshipped and used at the Methodist camp meeting which opens near Glenvale on Wednesday afternoon.

A telegram, addressed to the Harbor Master, and received on Saturday, announced that a big gale was approaching and would probably reach Kingston on Sunday night. It didn't come.

The customs' authorities have, we are informed, demanded of the schr. Sligo, short 866 bush. in her cargo, the payment of duty upon the quantity of grain stated in the bill of lading. The demand is considered a little remarkable inasmuch as the quantity was disputed from the first, and was found as alleged by the captain on being weighed by a landing waiter.


Str. Algerian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corinthian, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Spartan, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Magnet, Prescott, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Cuba, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Armenia, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Persia, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Africa, Cleveland, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Celtic, Chicago, 5,600 corn.

Schr. W.J. Preston, Chicago, 16,500 corn.

Schr. A.G. Ryan, Charlotte, 225 tons coal.

Schr. Guiding Star, Chicago, 18,500 corn.

Schr. Victor, Toledo, 17,500 corn.

Schr. O. Mowat, Toledo, 18,000 corn.

Str. Olive, Alexandria Bay, excursion.

The Lachine Canal.

Shippers and forwarding men are complaining bitterly of the annoyance they are subjected to, through the delay in opening the new locks of the Lachine Canal. The ordinary time allowed for a barge to take between Lachine and Montreal is between four and five hours, whereas it now takes ten and twelve. A single instance may be cited, says the Witness. A tow of barges, belonging to the Kingston and Montreal Forwarding Company, left Lachine on Friday morning at half-past five and did not arrive at Montreal until half-past three that afternoon. The grain which formed their cargo was to have been transferred to the steamship Teutonia, but the steamships must regulate their movements by the tides at Quebec and the Teutonia could not wait. These delays are beginning to be a very serious nuisance and all possible haste should be made to remedy the evil.

A Pilot's Mistake.

Lachine, Aug. 27th - The propeller Europe with a large schooner in tow, ran aground in Lake St. Louis last night, the pilot, owing to some cause, mistaking the channel. The Europe, which is laden with salt and pig iron for western ports, is now being lightened of part of her cargo, being removed to the schooner. The vessel has sustained no serious damage and will be able to proceed on her trip in the course of a few hours.

A Steamer Aground.

Cornwall, Aug. 29th - The steamer St. Francis ran aground at the head of one of the Sisters, near Colquhoun's Island, about five miles east of this place, this morning, in the bay, and is still aground awaiting a tug. Her injuries are very slight. She is not leaking.

p.3 Yacht Race - at Clayton between Emma and Victorine, won by Emma.

Damaged Grain - in schr. W.J. Preston.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1881