Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 29, 1877
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p.2 The gales of the present month have greatly interfered with the navigation of Toronto, and vessel owners have been deprived of the harvest they expected to reap.
p.3 That Grain Blockade - From the official report of Mr. Mingaye, Collector of Customs at Kingston, it appears that, acting under instructions received from the Commissioner at Ottawa, he permitted two United States barges to load grain at Kingston during the blockade. The quantity of grain thus transported in foreign bottoms under the permits amounted to 34,236 bushels. The collector adds that before giving these permits he ascertained that Canadian barges could not be had, notwithstanding that efforts had been made to get any vessel that might be offering at Prescott, Morrisburg, the Coteau and elsewhere, and that the Montreal Transportation Company were refusing freight consigned to them. [Montreal Star]
The Pierrepont makes tri-weekly trips between Gananoque and Kingston, leaving the former place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
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- Rick Neilson
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