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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1885

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The tug McArthur clears for Oswego today.

Prop. Cuba from Montreal, passed up yesterday.

The str. Ida left for Montreal this morning.

Capt. Henry Covert has bought the schr. Forest Queen.

The schr. Clara White cleared for Deseronto today light.

The schr. Jessie Breck has been hauled out for repairs.

The schr. Oriental, from Toronto, is unloading timber at Collinsby.

The schr. A. Mudie, from Detroit, passed down the river this morning.

The schr. B.W. Folger is loading 8,000 bushels of rye for Oswego.

The schr. J.G. Worts, from Detroit, is unloading timber at Collinsby.

The schr. E. Fisher sailed in light yesterday. She came from Oswego.

The schr. Clara White has arrived at the asylum with 111 tons of coal from Fairhaven.

The schr. Annie Falconer arrived from Toledo today with 400 tons of coal for Jas. Swift.

The steamer St. Lawrence will likely commence her trips down the river on the 25th inst.

The new steamer Rideau Belle leaves for Portland on her first trip tomorrow morning.

The schr. Letem Ellsworth is loading coal at Charlotte for Chicago. The rate is to be $1 per ton.

The prop. California, Montreal, and steambarge Clinton called at Swift's wharf yesterday afternoon.

The steamer Grenville came into port yesterday from Smith's Falls. She expected to leave for Ottawa tonight.

The prop. St. Magnus, which lightened 29,000 bushels of grain yesterday, cleared for Port Arthur last evening.

The schr. St. Louis has gone to Hamilton to load timber for Kingston. The rate is said to be between $22 and $23.

The schr. Speedwell, from Frenchman's Bay, is lighting 8,700 bushels of wheat at Portsmouth for the K. & M.F. Company.

The schr. Suffel is unloading lumber at Rathbun's dock. She will load 50,000 bushels of wheat at Amherst Island for Deseronto.

The schr. Annie Falconer, Capt. T.F. Taylor, has arrived from Toledo with 375 tons of soft coal. She encountered no ice en route.

The str. Olive, from Smith's Falls, called at Swift's yesterday. She had on board 100 stoves from Merrickville. She left for Montreal today.

The prop. Frost, to be seen today at R.J. Eilbeck's wharf, brought 53,000 bushels of corn from Chicago, and is a curiosity in the line of heavy carriers.

The schrs. Eliza Fisher and W.L. Proctor are here, light, from Oswego. The schr. Nellie Hunter has reached Crawford's dock with 320 tons of coal from Charlotte.

The steamer Proctor, of Ogdensburg, called yesterday and took in tow three barges, laden with lumber. The schr. Hattie L. and W.H. Ronds, light, for Oswego (sic).

Capt. Larkin has sold the schooner Emerald to Messrs. J. & J.T. Matthews of Toronto. This is the last vessel the captain owned, after having been a vessel owner for the past twenty years.

The steambarge Redford and barge Bedford are loading at Richardson's. They brought 8,000 bushels of grain from the Rideau Canal. They clear for Deseronto, light, and load ties for Clayton.

A dam at Hog's back near Ottawa, on the Rideau Canal, has given away, rendering navigation at that point impossible. The damage will not be repaired before the first of June, and it is a question whether the defect will be remedied then.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1885