The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 30, 1884

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p.1 A Mysterious Channel - from Lake Superior to Lake Ontario underground. [N.Y. Sun]



The steamer Lancet can easily make 15 miles an hour.

The schr. Eliza White has reached Rathbun's dock with 217 tons coal.

The sloop Bell arrived at Eilbeck's dock with lumber from Belleville, today.

The harbour was very dull today. The arrival of a wood barge would have been a sensation.

The str. Crusoe arrived at Richardson & Son's dock with 1,200 bush. wheat from the canal yesterday.

The steamer A.W. Wright has been hauled out at Davis' shipyard for repairs. She will receive a new stern plate and stern pipe.

The schr. J.R. Noyes arrived at the M.T. Co.'s dock on Wednesday last with grain. She was 135 bush. short, and short weighted at Chicago at that.

At Collinsby the arrivals are: prop. Bruno, Detroit, staves; schr. Bessie Barwick, Lake Erie, timber; schr. Laura, Traverse Bay, elm timber.

At the M.T. Co.'s wharf the arrivals are: schr. Annandale, Oswego, 380 tons coal; prop. Myles, Duluth, 40,000 bush. grain; tug Thompson, three barges, light.

Capt. Merryman, unsuccessful in raising the sunken schooner Sam Cook, is again on the scene of action. He is this time fully equipped, a barge and tug, manned by ten men, and fully fitted, being now on the way from Port Huron.

Down The River Items - The old str. Watertown has made her last trip. She is at Clayton and some of her machinery is being used in the str. St. Lawrence.

Position On The St. Lawrence - John Jones, barber, will put a chair on the new str. St. Lawrence, in the room allotted on the steamer for it. He will make it pay, as his rates will be 25 cents a shave. Mr. Jones is no novice at barbering on steamboats. He sailed on the str. John Munn, plying between Montreal and Quebec 30 years ago, and ran a barber's chair.

Position Of The Forwarders - The Manager of the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Company says the forwarders will not reduce rates. The offer to reduce rates was conditional on the Government abolishing the tolls. They would have been satisfied if they had given our proposal a trial for two months. As matters stood now he intended to send word to Kingston to discharge the crews and lay the boats up.

Mr. Hugh McLennan, President of the Montreal Transportation Company, said the reduction is not sufficient to enable grain to be moved this way. Some grain was started this way on the supposition that the canal tolls would be removed, but no more will come as the experiment will not pay.

$100 To Cover By Shovellers - The shovellers attached to the M.T. Co. have deposited $100, to be covered with a similar amount by the Portsmouth shovellers, who claim they can beat the Kingston boys in a shovelling match. As soon as the bet is met the decisive contest will take place.

The Yacht Race - first of series to be held tomorrow.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 30, 1884