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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 10, 1878

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p.3 Yachting Notes - A letter from Kingston informs us that about twenty-five yachts are expected to enter the race at Gananoque on the 24th, of which four will be ten ton craft from Kingston. The Emma, of Kingston, has been enrolled amongst the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club's fleet, which will render her eligible to compete for the ex-Commodore's Cup. Messrs. Offord are amongst the most plucky of Canadian yachtsmen, and we are pleased to see their names on the B. of Q. Y.C. books. [Belleville Intelligencer]

Marine Notes

Forwarders and others are disgusted at the delay in vessels getting through the Welland Canal. On Tuesday quite a number were reported from Port Colborne as being on the way, but so far none have arrived at Kingston.

Swift's Dock - The prop. Armenia from Ogdensburg, called here. The schr. B.W. Folger is loading rye here for Oswego.

Montreal Transportation Co. - Arrived - schrs. Magellan, from Whitby, 10,495 bush. peas; Annie Falconer, Toronto, 12,000 bush. wheat; Speedwell, Toronto, 15,000 bush. wheat; barges Cayuga 18,000 bush. wheat; Milwaukee, Belleville, 21,145 bush. peas; prop. Cuba, Toronto, 16,452 bush. wheat from Chicago.

Grain freights at Chicago on Monday were weaker. Several vessels were taken at 2 3/4 cents for corn to Buffalo.

A branch of the Chicago Seamen's Union has been formed at Cleveland. The rate of wages is $1.25.

The schrs. Mary McVea, Charlotte Rabb, and Crawford, sailed from Muskegon for Kingston with deals on Friday.

Two Northern Transportation Company's propellors and two barges have been put on to carry corn from Toledo to Kingston at 4 cents.

Port Colborne, May 9th - Up - schooner B. Barwick, St. Catharines, Dresden, light; Sir C.T. Van Straubenzie, St. Catharines, Duncan City, light; steambarge Enterprise, Oakville, Waubashene, light; Glasgow, Ogdensburg, Bay City, light; Niagara, St. Catharines, Chicago, light; propellors Africa, Kingston, Toledo, light; Zealand, Port Dalhousie, Toledo, light; Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo.

Down - schooners Emerald, Pentwater, Collinsby, timber; Lady McDonald, Fairport, Hamilton, coal; Lapetit, Cleveland, Welland, coal; Nashau, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Negaunee, Toledo, Port Colborne, corn.

In harbour - schooners B. Barwick, Sir C.T. Van Straubenzie, City of Manitowac; propellors Africa, Zealand; steambarges Enterprise, Glasgow, Niagara; tugs Metamora, W.A. Moore.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 10, 1878