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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1879

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Custom's Imports

May 13th

Str. Niagara, Toledo, Montreal Transportation Co., 16,700 bush. corn.

Prop. Africa, Toledo, Montreal Transportation Co., 3,217 bush. corn.

Schr. Fellowcraft, St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co., 14,484 bush. corn.

p.3 Phosphate - The first shipment of phosphate from the Opinicon, purchased by Mr. John Claxton, is now being loaded on board the scow Moravian for Kingston. There is a large quantity of the best quality on the Opinicon wharves awaiting transport, and many tons are about to be conveyed from the mines to the lake shore for shipment....

Marine News

Port Colborne, May 12th - Passed since last report - Up - Schrs. Pulaski, Oswego, Chicago, light; Nassau, Oswego, Chicago, light; Panokee, Oswego, Cleveland and Milwaukee; Guiding Star, Oswego, Detroit, light. Down - Prop. Argyle, Toledo, Montreal, corn.

Port Colborne, May 13th, 11 a.m. - Up - Schrs. G.M. Case, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; Arabia, Kingston, Chicago, light; Hyderabad, Kingston, Chicago, light. Prop. Columbia, Hamilton, Chicago, light. Schr. F.J. King, Ogdensburg, ___, light. Props. Zealand, Hamilton, ___, light; Hercules, Hamilton, Windsor, light; Hattie Howard, Toronto, Bay City, light; L. Seaton, Charlotte, Detroit, coal; O.M. Bond, Charlotte, Chicago, coal; J. Waters, Toronto, Bear Creek, light. Down - Prop. Dover, Chicago, New Orleans, corn; Europe, Toledo, Montreal, corn. Schrs. - J.R. Benson, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Y.M. Neelon, Toledo, Kingston, corn.

The St. Lawrence and Chicago Co. - Arrivals - Schr. Fellowcraft, 14,483 bushels of corn, Toledo. Schr. Speedwell, 15,000 of corn, Hamilton. Schr. Elgin, 20,000 bushels of corn, Toledo. Departures - Tug Jessie Hall with barges Tuscarosa (sic), 19,500 bushels of peas; Canada, 18,500 bushels of wheat; "D.", 11,500 bushels of wheat; and M.A. Grant, 9,000 bushels of wheat.

Montreal Transportation Company - Arrivals - Prop. Africa, 3,217 bushels of corn, Toledo. Prop. Niagara, 16,700 bushels of corn, Toledo. Schr. A. Falconer, 11,832 bushels of wheat, Toronto. Schr. Erie Queen, 14,300 bushels of corn, Toledo. Schr. Flora Carveth, 12,781 bushels of wheat, Whitby.

A Chicago firm having chartered 2,000 cars at 15 cents a hundred, the Inland Vessel Association has lowered its rates to the following:

Wheat Corn

To Buffalo 3 1/2 3

To Erie 3 1/4 2 7/8

To Port Colborne 3 3/4 3 1/4

To Oswego 6 3/4 6 1/4

To Kingston 6 3/4 6 1/4

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1879