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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1885

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The Idle Wild has arrived from Simcoe Island today with barley.

The schr. Rainbow has reached port from South Bay, light.

The steamer Pierrepont will make a trip to Gananoque on Monday.

Carriers are still asking 3 1/2 cents on wheat, and 3 1/4 cents on corn, from Chicago to Buffalo.

There is nearly 200,000,000 feet of lumber piled up at Muskegon, Mich., awaiting shipment.

The schr. A. Greenwood is loading 10,000 bushels of barley at Richardson's for Oswego.

There is a great deal of ice yet on Lake Michigan, and the movement of vessels is hindered by it.

The new steamer Rideau Belle, which was built by R. Davis, it is expected, will be launched on Monday.

The only ice between Kingston and Belleville is at the Stone Mills. It is firm all the way across to Adolphustown.

The captain of the schr. Manzanilla shipped his crew today and will sail immediately for Hamilton, where he loads lumber for Garden Island.

The schr. Greenwood arrived yesterday. Her captain reports that he saw the Jessie Breck lying ten miles off Long Point, the Oriental at anchor in South Bay, and the Dudley and Folger outside of the ice abreast of Oswego.

Capt. Paul is fitting up the hoist and scows preparatory to resuming work on Point Frederick shoal. Last year the depth of water at this point was increased several feet, and this season it is expected that a uniform depth of seventeen feet will be obtained.

It will be remembered that the Mamie and Garland collided some years ago just below Grassy Island light, in the Detroit river, and seventeen persons drowned. Last week the fathers of two of the victims obtained a verdict of $15,000 against the Garland.

Today or tomorrow the new steam-yacht High Rocks, built by Mr. R. Davis for Mr. Pilsford, a retired gentleman, will be shipped to Buckingham Lake, per K. & P.R.R. to Sharbot Lake, where the steamer will be transferred to the C.P.R. and taken to Ottawa. The yacht is pretty and is 45 feet long over all, beam 10 feet, and depth of hold 4 feet 6 inches.

Incidents Of The Day - Eleven car loads of withes arrived today per K. & P.R.R. from Cobden, on the line of the C.P.R., for Calvin & Son, Garden Island.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1885