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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 6, 1887

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p.1 Late Local News - Capt. Beard, when his wheat cargo was discharged at the Montreal Transportation Company's yard today, found himself 180 bushels short. He says that he told the elevator owners at Toronto that he thought he was 150 bushels short, for his vessel was not down to regulation marks. He struck it pretty closely.



The schr. Fabiola is at Portsmouth with 11,000 bush. wheat from Toronto.

The tug Hiram A. Calvin arrived from Montreal with three barges, light, yesterday.

The new str. Island Queen, built by R. Davis for Corrigan Bros., of Brockville, was launched on Saturday. She is a pretty and tidy craft.

A fleet of river barges, of the K. & M. Forwarding Co., is at Portsmouth with pig iron, iron rails and general merchandise for the west.

The schr. American arrived here from Chicago with 19,725 bushels of corn, and after discharging left for Sodus Point, to load coal for the west.

The steam barge Kincardine has been bought by P.C. & J.J. Pearson, Collingwood, and will be used with the schooner Phoebe Catherine in the Georgian Bay lumber trade.

Clearances: schr. Philo Bennett, Oswego, 84,072 feet lumber; tug Active, with barges Jennie and Regina, Buffalo, light; schr. D. Freeman, Cleveland, 330 tons iron ore.

John Finnucan, manager of the steamer Rothesay, is in the city. The newly fitted boat will arrive on Wednesday to be painted. The shad flies prevent the work being done at Prescott.

The steamer St. Lawrence will go to Alexandria Bay tomorrow afternoon. On Wednesday she will leave the Bay, calling at way ports, with an excursion party for the Lake on the Mountain.

E. Arundell, of this city, while engaged caulking the steamer Munson at Deseronto, fell from a scaffolding last Thursday and broke one of his fingers and otherwise injured himself.

The steamer Quinte is likely to be chartered to run excursions between Toronto and Lorne Park for the season. If the Quinte leaves, it is likely the Armenia will be put on her route between Trenton and Picton.

In a thick fog that prevailed on Lake Michigan, the schrs. Blackhawk and Quickstep and steambarge George Burnham and consorts went ashore yesterday at Fox Point, ten miles north of Milwaukee. There is no danger unless a wind springs up.

Arrivals: prop. Sir Leonard Tilley, Duluth, 40,000 bush. wheat; schr. J.R. Benson, Duluth, 22,250 bush. wheat; schr. G.M. Neelon, Duluth, 22,000 bush. wheat; schr. T.R. Merritt, Duluth, 22,400 bush. wheat; schr. C. Gearing, Oswego, 158 tons coal; schr. Baltic, Toronto, 17,102 bush. wheat; schr. Hanlan, Toronto, 7,000 bush. wheat; schr. Speedwell, Toronto, 15,300 bush. wheat; prop. Canada, Duluth, 7,000 bush. wheat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 6, 1887