The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 25, 1883

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The steam barge Indian and tow are being secured at Eilbeck's wharf.

The tug F.D. Wheeler has arrived with two barges, coal laden, for Atironta ?.

The tug Frank Perew leaves this evening for Montreal with a tow carrying 93,000 bush. of corn.

The steamer Peerless awaits the arrival of two barges from Oswego. They will be taken down the Rideau.

The schooner Flora has arrived with 200 tons of coal from Toledo. This is the biggest load ever carried by her.

The prop. Bruno and schooner Laura are expected to arrive today with deals from Ashland. The deals go on barges to Quebec.

The prop. Armenia was delayed 24 hours in Montreal. She will leave for Cleveland and Chicago tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.

The tug Active and barges Gaskin and Glenora have arrived from Toledo, the latter with 80,600 bush. of corn. The vessels go back for similar cargoes.

The schooner Camanche and D.G. Fort have cleared for Oswego, there to load coal. The schooner Westside departed this afternoon for the same place.

The schooner Jamaica overran between 200 and 300 bushels of corn. She loaded at Chicago. The surplus was taken to Oswego. Some vessels will run short as soon as intelligence of the overrun reaches Chicago.

Seven barges laden with steel rails for the Ontario & Quebec R.R. have arrived at Trenton. The rails will be taken to the crossing in Rawdon via the Ontario Central. It is asserted that 70,000 tons will be delivered at Trenton for that road during the season.

Captain Taylor states that the new tug D.G. Thomson is the first he has ever inspected. She will class A 1 without a doubt and will be ready for service next week. She will tow the schrs. Gaskin and Glenora. She has been registered in Montreal.

A.D. Thompson, outside manager of the M.T. Company, in Montreal, says that he yesterday received replies to telegrams sent on Saturday but could make neither head nor tail out of them. He was unable to make grain contracts owing to the telegraphers strike and the Company had been losing money in consequence of it.

A Wretched Service - The citizens complain of the way in which their telegrams are delayed. A forwarder states that messages have lain for hours in the office here and have finally been returned because they could not be sent. A telegram from Alexandria Bay, asking for a pilot, arrived several hours after the vessel was in port. A message from Oswego, announcing the departure of a vessel for Kingston, reached the city six hours after the Captain had reported. This is the kind of service the Telegraph Company is now giving. The sooner an arrangement can be come to with the operators the better, as business is being crippled and ruined by the strike.

p.3 Canal To Gananoque - began at Morton - to have 3 locks.

p.4 Winning A Race - Gracie, Capt. Roy, defeats Iolanthe, Capt. Campbell, at B.Q.Y.C. at Belleville.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 25, 1883