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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 16, 1879

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Custom's Imports

May 16th

Schr. G.M. Neelon, Toledo, M.T. Co., 18,961 bushels corn.

Schr. J.R. Benson, Toledo, St. Lawr. & C.F. Co., 20,000 bushels corn.

Schr. Mary Battle, Toledo, M.T. Co., 20,441 bushels corn.

Schr. F.C. Street, Toledo, St. Lawr. & C.F. Co., 19,600 bushels corn.

Schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, John Kerr, 197 tons coal; James Swift, 39 tons coal; McCaul and Hiscock, 25 brls.

Schr. Marquis, Port Dalhousie, M.T. Co., 28,000 bushels wheat.

p.3 The Empress of India - This favourite excursion steamer has had a new shaft put in her, and will be safer and faster than ever. She went up to Toronto last night.

Marine News

Coal freights from Buffalo to Chicago are firm at 30 cents.

St. L. & C.F. Co. - Arrivals - Schr. T.R. Benson, from Toledo with 20,000 bush. corn; schr. T.C. Street from Toledo with 19,600 bushels corn.

M.T. Co. - Arrivals - Schr. Blanche from Cobourg with 6,715 bush. wheat; str. Neelon, 18,961 bush. corn from Toledo; schr. Fannie Graham, 19,590 bush. corn from Toledo. Barge Milwaukee, 20,500 bush. peas from Bay of Quinte. Schr. Marquis, 28,000 bush. wheat from Port Dalhousie; schr. Mary Battle 20,441 bush. corn from Toledo. Departures - tug Active with barges Glengarry, 14,393 bush. wheat and corn; Cayuga, 17,961 bush. corn; Milwaukee, 20,500 bush. peas; Lancaster, 14,975 bush. wheat; Lorne, 14,500 bush. wheat and peas; Wheatbin, 19,670 bush. wheat; Colborne, 22,327 bush. corn; and Chicago, 19,000 bush. wheat for Montreal.

The schr. Marquis brings the heaviest loads that come into this harbour. 28,000 bush. wheat is a large cargo. The Marquis doesn't go through the canal.

The last number of the Canadian Illustrated News, of Montreal, has a very fine illustration of the steamer Chicora, lying in Toronto harbour. The picture has more the appearance of a well-executed engraving for a magazine than a picture intended for a newspaper.

From Chicago we learn that nearly every vessel in the harbour here fit to carry grain was taken today at the card rates, 3 cents on corn and 3 1/4 cents on wheat to Buffalo. This evening an advance of a quarter of a cent over the card rates was being demanded, one vessel being reported at this advance.

The following rates from Toledo are reported: schr. Reindeer, wheat and corn to Ogdensburg at 5 1/4 cents and 5 cents; schr. Monticello, corn to Kingston at 4 1/4 cents; prop. Oscoda, 30,000 wheat at 1 3/4 cents to Buffalo; schr. Atmosphere, 18,000 corn to Cleveland at p.t.; schr. Anglo Saxon, corn to Kingston at 4 1/2 cents.

Port Colborne, May 15th - Passed since last report - Up - schrs. Eliza Allan, Port Colborne, Eagle Dock, light; Mary Copley, Oswego, Chicago, coal. Down - Nothing. In harbour - schrs. M. Carrington, J.T. Card, St. Lawrence, Cecilia, John Mayer, Mary Copley, Eliza Allan, Gulnair, John Stevenson, St. Clair.

Port Colborne, May 16th, 11 a.m. - Up - schr. Cecilia, Toronto, ____, light; John Magee, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Wawanosh, Kingston, Toledo, light; Acacia, Toronto, Pigeon Bay, light. Prop. Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, light. Down - Nothing. Cleared - Schr. J.F. Card for Buffalo.

A despatch from Belleville today says the schr. Wm. Elgin, which was aground on Gull Bar, was got off without damage and arrived there in tow of the tug H.A. Calvin.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 16, 1879