The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 18, 1883

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The prop. Armenia, from Chicago, lightened 6,500 bush. corn at the Montreal Transportation Company.

The schr. Blazing Star, from Detroit, 15,000 bush. corn, is the only arrival for the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Company.

The steam yacht Rosamond, of Belleville, with a party of gentlemen from the Bay City, and the str. Utica with a party from Napanee, arrived last evening on their way to Ogdensburg.

The Manager of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Company reports a very large trade during the past week between Montreal and the lower waters of the St. Lawrence. The number of passengers for the watering places is quite equal to the same period last year.

The Canadian Pacific R.R. are now shipping their railroad iron via New York and Bufallo to Prince Arthur's Landing. This is hardly the treatment the Canadian vessel and steamboat men expected from a syndicate which was so handsomely subsidized at the expense of the whole people.

The prop. Walter L. Frost delivered to a bushel the 50,000 of corn which she brought from Toledo, and left for Ogdensburg to load up freight. Henceforth she will run on the Ogdensburg route and in connection with the monster Whitney and consort. It is somewhat remarkable that the American vessel men have so far all the up freight they can carry, while the Canadian mariners are in distress, losing often instead of making money, and depressed in regard to the future. The outlook is not a bit promising.

Toronto, July 18th - The marine outlook is very depressing. Rates are very low, being quoted at 1 1/2 cents to lake ports, for grain, with propeller figures of 4 cents to Montreal. Lumber is at a deadlock, and the shipments of coal are very irregular.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 18, 1883