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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 29, 1883

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The K. & M. Co. lay up five more barges at Portsmouth today.

Capt. Dandy got 50 cents per ton on a cargo of coal from Oswego to Belleville.

The prop. Prussia cleared on Saturday not for Montreal but for St. Catharines

The schr. Edward Hanlan, with 200 tons of coal, has arrived for the new firm of Breck & Booth.

The steamer Spartan is still at Detroit awaiting a settlement of her insurance troubles.

The prop. Europe lightened 6,000 bushels of wheat from Detroit at the K. & M. Co's wharf.

There was a heavy gale last night and the weather today was very blustery. No storm drum was hoisted.

Four barges have arrived at the K. & M. Co.'s wharf laden with merchandise from Montreal for Kingston merchants.

The schrs. B.W. Folger and Oliver Mowat have arrived at Swift's with coal. The former has 225 tons and the latter 560 tons.

Capt. Sughrue will probably take the steamer Conqueror to Montreal and help to tow up the halved steamer Athabasca.

While going up Lake Erie the schr. J.H. Mead had her jib-boom and fore rigging carried away. She was towed to Detroit for repairs.

The schr. Seabird was unloading lumber at the Grove Street yard of Rathbuns when the storm struck her. During the night she pounded against the wharf and sprang a leak. She was towed to the foot of Queen Street this morning.

Three barges are hard aground three miles below Cornwall. They are reported not to be leaking, but will have to be lightened. The names of the barges are William, Siren and Lark, owned by the Montreal Forwarding Company.

The arrivals at the M.T. Company's wharves are: Prop. Cuba, Chicago, 6,513 bush. corn; prop. Myles, Duluth, 40,000 bush. wheat; schr. G.G. Houghton, Chicago, 22,000 bush. corn; schr. Halstead, Chicago, 85,098 bush. corn; schr. J.R. Meyers (sic - J.R. Noyes ?), Chicago, 20,297 bush. corn.

The steambarge D.D. Calvin arrived at Garden Island on Saturday. She is en route to Brockville for which port she has a cargo of coal, 700 tons. She took it aboard at Cleveland, the rate being $1.45 per ton. She is drawing twelve feet of water. The new steamer can make most excellent time.

The prop. Cuba, which was lengthened at Port Dalhousie during the past season, is now on her first trip from Chicago to Montreal, arrived here on Saturday night and lightened at M.T. Co's wharf about 6,000 bushels of her cargo. No finer propeller of her size is now running upon the lakes.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 29, 1883