The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 17, 1883

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p.3 Destroying The Nets - attack on fish pirate's property in St. Lawrence.

A Yacht's Cruise - on Minnie.


The tug Jessie Hall has cleared for Oswego to secure 2,500 tons of coal.

The schr. Speedwell, from Toledo, with 14,840 bush. corn, is in port.

The tug Bronson clears this afternoon for Montreal with six barges, having 100,000 bush. of grain and 100,000 feet of deals.

The prop. Myles arrived this morning from Toledo with 40,000 bushels of wheat and lightened 22,000 bushels. The balance she takes to Montreal.

George W. Creighton's name is proposed in connection with the post of grain weigher under the new regulation in Kingston. He merits the recognition of his party.

J.D. Thompson, of the M.T. Co., says that the present high freights are caused by the demand for grain in England. The crop is short many millions. He thinks the rate on wheat may advance to 8 cents or 9 cents to Kingston.

The schooners Bismarck and Maggie Burns collided in Hamilton a few days ago the result being that the Maggie Burns had her upper rigging torn off and was dismasted. The mate, Mr. Bamford, had his arm badly injured in the confusion that followed.

The nominal rate on wheat to Kingston from Chicago is 7 1/2 cents. The demand for vessels to Kingston is good, but the vessels in port had not discharged their up cargoes and were not ready to go to the elevators. On wheat to Montreal, the propeller Prussia got 10 cents, the highest figure yet paid.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 17, 1883