The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 6, 1884

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The schr. Mary Ann Lydon is here awaiting a cargo.

The schr. Oliver Mowat cleared for Cleveland this morning with ore.

The tug Active, with schrs. Gaskin and Glenora, are expected here tomorrow.

Moore is loading the Idlewild with 1,500 bush. wheat, consigned to Deseronto.

The schrs. King and Shandon have left Garden Island, light. They go to Toledo for timber.

The steamer Lancet, owned by Col. S.B. Hance, of Cape Vincent, is now ready for chartering.

The departures from Garden Island are: schrs. T.G. King, light, Oswego; Shandon, light, Toledo.

The sloop Moravia has reached Richardson's today with 100 tons of phosphate from Lake Opinicon.

Offord's yacht, the Victoria, went down the river this afternoon with the St. George's Society magnates.

Swift's - Arrivals: schr. Venice, Cleveland, grindstones; str. Crusoe, Westport; str. Corinthian, Montreal.

The schr. Jessie H. Breck takes a cargo of iron ore to Cleveland, loads at Toledo, and returns with a cargo of timber.

M.T. Co. arrivals: prop. Cuba, Chicago, lightened 8,000 bush. grain and proceeded to Montreal; schr. Grimsby, Chicago, 20,000 bush. wheat.

Rathbun & Co. - Arrivals: sloop Pilot, lumber; sloop Lorraine, Trenton, wood; sloop Murray, Trenton, wood. Departures: schr. Philo Bennett, Oswego, lumber and ties.

The furniture of the steamer Rothesay, and the life preservers, will be brought here from Ogdensburg. The vessel will begin her trips in the first week in July.

The prop. Clinton and consort, from Duluth, have reached Portsmouth with 17,000 and 21,000 bushels of wheat, respectively, which the K. & M.F. Co. are discharging.

In Chicago several vessels were placed for Kingston at 3 7/8 cents on corn; which is the lowest rate made to this port in several years. The schooners for Kingston carry 85,000 bushels of corn.

The captain of the schr. Jessie H. Breck, D. Bates, performed a feat yesterday afternoon. He sailed his schr. through the swing bridge without the assistance of a tug. Mariners say they never knew of the thing being done before.

Down the River - A new dwelling for the keeper of the lighthouse on the Island, near Fisher's Landing, is now going up, and will be something of an improvement added to the fine dock that was built on the lower side of the island last season. (Rock Island Light ?)

p.3 Will Of The Late D.D. Calvin - entered for probate - details.

Here & There - steambarge Freemason loading with stone for Adolphustown.

The name of the str. Alexandra has been changed to Alexandria. She has been called Alexandria by most people for years, although this was not her name, and the change was made to accord with the popular error.

A Hot Street Fight - between soldiers and sailors.

Arrival Of The Yacht Verve - from Scotland for Chicago; 48' x 7' 10 in. x 8'

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 6, 1884