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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 5, 1883

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The grain insurance rates from Chicago to Kingston are 25 cents and to Montreal 40 cents.

The barge Toronto is loading 21,000 bushels peas at Richardsons' for Montreal.

The prop. Shickluna passed down the river this morning and the steamer Alexandria up the lake.

The tug Jessie Hall and three barges clear for Belleville to load 50,000 bushels wheat and rye for Montreal.

Weather permitting the schooners Glenora and Gaskin leave this evening in tow of the Active for Toledo, there to load grain.

The schooner Bavaria has cleared for Port Huron, the Siberia and Prussia for Toledo. They went up light and will load timber for Garden Island.

The steam barge Anglin has appeared in a new coat of paint and looking as pretty as an ugly barge possible can. She goes to Howe Island to load hay for Ogdensburg.

The str. Chieftain has left for Toledo with the schrs. Saxon and Denmark, the last of Calvin & Sons' timber fleet. The vessels will be towed the round trip.

The steamers Shickluna and Alexandra were tied up here this morning not having been inspected and not showing proper certificates. An inspection will at once be made.

p. Kilcaulay, engineer of the Pilgrim last season is engineer of the Deseronto this year. Mr. Wm. Sullivan, of Kingston, is the engineer of Pilgrim this season.

The coasting regulations published in the Whig a few days ago, have caused some excitement in marine circles. The reporting of Canadian vessels inwards and outwards will entail more trouble than the cargo books did. The new system is but an old measure rehashed. The reporting of coastal vessels was done twenty years ago.

p.3 Personal Mention - G.W.H. Comer to be purser on Corinthian this year, was on Spartan.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 5, 1883