The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 14, 1882

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The tug Glide and barges have left for Oswego to load coal.

The schr. Gearing, from South Bay, has arrived with a cargo of cordwood.

The schr. White Oak, with 345 tons coal, has entered port from Fairhaven.

The schr. Albatross has reached Garden Island from Point Sauble with pine timber.

The schr. A.G. Ryan cleared during the night for Fairhaven, having 150 tons of iron ore.

A small yacht, from Clayton, and known as the Fairy Queen, has reached here, having aboard a party en route to Ottawa.

The schr. Emma L. Andrews (sic - Abbie L. Andrews ?) has arrived and discharged a cargo of 1,900 (sic) bushels of wheat. She loaded at Detroit.

The str. Rothesay, which went aground at the south Sault yesterday, was relieved shortly afterwards and successfully taken off.

The schr. Hannah Butler has discharged her cargo of wheat and cleared light for Oswego, where she loads coal for a western port.

The schr. J.G. Worts has unloaded her cargo of staves at Collinsby. The D.M. Foster arrived there last evening with staves from Toledo.

The str. Magnet is now making regular trips between Oswego, Charlotte and Prescott. She carries many passengers and considerable fruit.

Calvin & Son's fifth raft was dispatched from Garden Island on the 5th of July, and made the remarkably quick run to Quebec in 7 1/2 days. The winds were most favourable, and the time is better than rafts usually make. A raft sent by the Collinsby Rafting Company made the trip in about the same time.

Ties are passing to the United States from Canada in enormous quantities. The demand for them is very great. Last night the steam barge Water Lily and barges, after delivering cargoes at the Cape arrived and went down the canal for another consignment of ties. The steam barge Edmund and barges left for Cape Vincent with full loads of the same.

The captain of the Annie Falconer has joined the great army of growlers at Toronto coal dealers. He finished unloading Wednesday, says the Mail, and according to the return weighed out twelve tons short. At Hamilton it is different, and it can scarcely be called creditable to the Toronto men that they are almost alone in this on Lake Ontario, though it must also be said there are some exceptions even at this port. Vesselmen, however, have themselves to blame, for in a recent decision at Kingston an American Collector's certificate was taken in preference to the return of a leading forwarding company, and the same would apply in this case. Duties are collected on the face amount of the bill of lading, and there is no court in the land could go back on that, endorsed as it is by the action of the authorities at Ottawa. The amounts claimed as "short" aggregate to a large sum in a season, and the question should be settled. The American coal companies claim pay for the amount shipped, the Custom officials collect duties upon it, and why should the vessel owners be asked to forego their freight, especially at the present starvation rates? It is the old, old story of might making right.

p.3 The Maxwell's Trip - excursion from Kingston to Brockville for 50 cents.

Poking Fun At Belleville - yachting.

A Curious Customs Arrangement - shortages in grain carrying.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 14, 1882