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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1879

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The Bangalore will leave for Prescott shortly.

Cobourg and Port Hope are shipping large quantities of wheat and peas this season.

The carrying capacity of the grain fleet at Buffalo amounts to about 2,300,000 bushels (of corn.)

The Arabia and Hyderabad got crews at $1 a day, and left yesterday afternoon for Chicago.

One company here has in the neighbourhood of 500,000 bushels of grain in the canal at present.

At Swift's wharf the prop. Cuba arrived from Montreal, the Armenia from Toronto, and the Corsican from Hamilton.

The Jennie Graham is loading corn at Toledo for Kingston at 4 1/2 cents. The propeller Niagara is on her way from Toledo with 17,000 bushels of corn for Kingston, at 4 1/2 cents.

The concessions of the captains to the rates of the Sailors' Union has given most of the hands, who have lately been loafing around the docks, employment. The remainder will be picked up on the arrival of the canal fleet.

The St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - Arrivals from Montreal - The Jessie Hall, with barges Tuscarora, "D.", James, M.A. Grant and Minnesota, light.

Montreal Transportation Co. - Received the prop. Armenia with 12,400 bushels wheat from Toronto. The Glide departs with the barge Toronto with 19,500 bushels Bay of Quinte wheat; Harvest, with 12,018 bushels peas and 75 tons of stone; Iroquois with 536 tons coal; Energy with 12,606 bushels wheat; Duluth wiht 9,218 bushels peas, 730 of wheat, and a quantity of stone.

Freights from Detroit are rail to New York, 14 cents per 100 lbs.; lake to Buffalo, 2 cents per bushel; Erie 1 7/8 cents; Kingston and Oswego, 5 cents, and Ogdensburg, 7 1/2 cents per bushel. At Buffalo there were liberal canal shipments at 5 1/2 cents per bushel on wheat, 5 cents on corn and 3 1/2 cents on oats, New York tolls included. At Chicago the situation in lake freights was unchanged, 4 cents being still asked on corn to Buffalo.

Port Dalhousie, May 9th - The steamer H.A. Calvin arrived this morning with the schooner Annandale, which went ashore last fall near Niagara. The Annandale will go on the dry-dock here for repairs.

Port Colborne, May 8th - Passed since last report: Up - Schrs. O. Mowat, Kingston, Toledo, light; Riverside, Toronto, Toledo, light; Falmouth, Oswego, Toledo, light; T.R. Merritt, St. Catharines, Chicago, light; Augusta, St. Catharines, Chicago, light; Delos DeWolf, Toronto, Cleveland, light; Fortune, Hamilton, Toledo, light; Knight Templar, Toronto, Chicago, light; Albacore, Port Dalhousie, Detroit, light; M.L. Breck, Port Dalhousie, Toledo, light; E.H. Rutherford, Hamilton, Toledo, light; Clyde, St. Catharines, Toledo, light; Trenton, Toronto, Kingsville, light; Wacousta, Welland, Kingsville, light; Victor, Hamilton, Toledo, light; barges India, Grace Whitney, Eureka, and Albany, Ogdensburg, Bay City, light.

Down - Schrs. Maize, Toledo, Ogdensburg, wheat; Miami Belle, Toledo, Oswego, corn; Erie Queen, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Lyman Casey, Toledo, Oswego, corn; Commanche, Chicago, Oswego, wheat.

Port Colborne, May 9th, 11 a.m. - Up - Schrs. B. Eveleigh, Charlotte, Toledo, light; Nellie Wilder, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; Thomas Parsons, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; prop. Lake Erie, Hamilton, Sarnia, light.

Down - Schr. Senator Blood, Toledo, Oswego, corn.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1879