p.2 Marine Notes
The Spartan - While the Spartan was lying at Brockville on Wednesday, one of her employees had a narrow escape from drowning. While he was coming off with a truck load of hams the steamer suddenly swung out from the wharf, precipitating the man, truck and hams into the water. The man was rescued without much trouble.
There are several arrivals to report today, but on the whole business is dull. The Montreal Transportation Company this morning received advices of seven schooners about to leave Toronto for Kingston, with nearly 100,000 bushels of grain.
Lake freights from Milwaukee to Kingston are quoted at 6 3/4 cents per bushel.
St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - Arrived - schr. J.N. Carter, from Port Dalhousie, with 12,172 bush. wheat; prop. Lincoln, from Milwaukee, with 16,000 bush. wheat, having in tow the barge Lincoln (sic) with 22,000 bush. wheat. The tug Frank Perew arrived up with three barges.
The prop. Argyle is lightening 6,000 bush. wheat at G.M. Millar & Co.'s elevator for the St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Company.
Montreal Transportation Company - The schr. Ocean Wave arrived from Port Whitby with 3,745 bush. peas.
The prop. Calabria, which was patched up here to enable her to make her way to Port Dalhousie, has been compelled to run for shelter.
The prop. America called at Swift's dock on her way to Montreal.
Port Colborne, May 11th - Up - schrs. E. Murson, Hamilton, Cleveland, light; Gulnair, Hamilton, Cleveland, light; Riverside, Sodus, Chicago, coal.
Down - prop. City of Montreal, Cleveland, Montreal, gen. cargo; schrs. Algoma, Port Burwell, Thorold, hoops and shingles; Union, Port Ryerse, Port Colborne, lumber; Cambria, Alpena, Garden Island, timber; Sligo, Middle Island, Port Metcalfe, timber; British Lion, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Itasia, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; Geo. G. Houghton, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Hartford, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Huron, Cleveland, Thorold, coal.
In harbour - schrs. Union, Erie Stewart, Farewell, Russian, Ellen Theresa, scow Richardson, prop. Pittsburg and tow.
At elevator - schrs. M. Stevenson, Chicago, Port Colborne, wheat; Swallow, Milwaukee, Chicago, Port Colborne, wheat.
p.3 Montreal, May 12th - Captain A. Dunlop, Commander of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company's steamer Spartan, who has been with the Company some seventeen years, has been appointed Marine Inspector of the Royal Canadian Insurance Company.
Toronto, May 12th - The yacht Countess of Dufferin will leave about the middle of June for Philadelphia. Previous to starting she will sail a trial match with the Oriole on Lake Ontario.