The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 7, 1882

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p.2 Shortage Question Again -



The schr. Jamieson is loading lumber at 75 cents per m.

The schr. Ocean Wave, from Fairhaven, brought over 142 tons of coal.

The Richelieu Company now check passengers' baggage as the railroads do.

The steambarge Adventure has been hauled out at the shipyard and will be thoroughly rebuilt.

The prop. Lake Ontario got on her cargo of rails on Saturday evening and cleared for Hamilton.

The schrs. Eureka and Kate Eccles are unloading bunch and hard wood at H.B. Rathbun's dock.

The prop. Alma Munro, from Toledo, lightened 6,600 bushels of wheat and proceeded to Montreal.

The tug Hiram Calvin cleared for Montreal this afternoon with a tow carrying 120,000 bushels of grain.

The prop. Lake Michigan, from Toledo, lightened 5,000 bushels of wheat on Saturday night and cleared for Montreal.

The schrs. Singapore, Elgin, White Oak and Annie M. Foster are all lying at the K. & P.R.R. dock. Several of these will load ore.

The schr. Enterprise cleared for Oswego on Saturday evening with ties. The schr. North Star is taking on a cargo of the same for the same destination.

The arrivals at Swift's wharf yesterday were: Strs. Magnet, Charlotte; Corinthian, Persia, Dromedary and Glenfinlas, Montreal. All carried many passengers.

The steamer Gipsy left for Ottawa this morning with 42 passengers, including Mr. John McMillan and family, Miss E.G. Rose, and many who came from the west on yesterdays mail boat.

The rate the schr. Shandon got on her wheat from Chicago to Kingston, was 5 7/8 cents. The schrs. J. Maria Scott and Yankee Blade, also chartered on Friday evening, are stated to receive 6 cents. The rate from Detroit here is nominal at 4 1/2 cents.

Last evening the schr. Abbie L. Anderson (sic - Andrews ?) arrived from Detroit with 21,500 bushels wheat. She carried a non-union crew, and the police were asked to protect the vessel, which they did. There is little fear of further disturbance.

The steamer Magnet had a large party on board yesterday. They were from Rochester and out for a day on the water, thus escaping the heat of the city. Half a dozen Kingstonians left to attend the races, which occur this week in Rochester.

Many people were disappointed yesterday by the non-arrival of the mail boat. An accident befell the Passport recently. It was her turn to pass up, but she was already west, having missed a trip. She will arrive here tomorrow morning.

The Cuba leaves Charlotte tonight for the dry-dock at Port Dalhousie. The vessel is expected to take her place on Tuesday on the Ogdensburg route. The schooner Oliver Mowat is taking the Cuba's cargo over to Toronto. There were several feet of water in the hold of the Cuba and the cargo was damaged to the extent of $35,000.

Yesterday the second largest vessel that has entered Kingston harbour since the enlargement of the Welland Canal, arrived - the schr. Harvey Bissell, which brought from Chicago a cargo of 34,100 bush. of wheat. She draws 14 feet of water, has 33 feet beam, and carries a crew of 10 men. Capt. Brock was well pleased with his trip down the lakes.

The following are the circumstances of the seizure of the tug Conqueror at Oswego, on Friday night last: Schooners having grain to Kingston save tonnage fees of 30 cents a ton by clearing for some American port by way of the Canadian port to which their cargoes are consigned. The three schooners accordingly cleared from Chicago to Cape Vincent by way of Kingston. The Captain of the Conqueror says he cleared from Kingston for Oswego by way of Cape Vincent, which he had a perfect right to do. On arriving at Cape Vincent the Captain says the Custom House officials took the clearance which he obtained at Kingston, and gave him a clearance from Cape Vincent to Kingston by way of Oswego, which, under the existing coasting laws, they had no right to do. From the present indications it is thought that the mistake was made by the Cape Vincent Custom House officials. The penalty is 50 cents a ton for the crafts towed by the tug. The tug Conqueror arrived here on Saturday evening. Bonds were given at Oswego for her delivery when required.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 7, 1882