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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1877

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-The steamer Kelly is being fitted out for business.

-The schooner Ganges unloaded 22,521 feet of pine lumber, the largest load ever taken to Clayton.

Calling at Swift's: Props Celtic and Dromedary from Montreal; D.C. West from Westport.

-The tug McArthur, belonging to the Collinsby Rafting Company, and built by Chaffey Bros., is very much admired.

-The schooner Lucinda Van Valkenberg takes pine timber from Rifle River to Kingston at $75 gold per 1,000 cubic feet.

-the Nellie P. Downey had a collision with the tug H.B. Sherwood in Napanee harbor. The tug had the roof of her wheel-house raised completely off, and the schooner had the planking over the deck stove in.

-The Hippogriff, 18,175 bu corn; Sam Cook, 18,000 bu wheat; Dan Lyons, 21,815 bu barley; Montpelier, 19,702 bu corn; W.B. Phelps, 18,699 bu corn; A.L. Andrews, 19,019 bu corn; John Magee, 18,000 bu wheat; cleared from Chicago for Kingston on Monday.

Vessels Passing Down Through the Welland Canal yesterday: Schr. J.R. Benson, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Augusta, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Mary, of Port Stanley, Port Stanley, Kingston, staves; Erie Stewart, Erie, Brockville, coal; Montana, Port Huron, Clayton, timber; Mary Battle, Two Creeks, Collins' Bay, timber; Louisa, Rifle River, Kingston, timber; E.J. Peters, Bear Creek, Montreal, logo; prop. Champlain, Chicago, Ogdensburg, general cargo.

-The schooner T.Y. Avery was chartered at Chicago Saturday, to load deals at Muskegon for Kingston, for which she is to receive $4.25 in gold per 1,000 feet. From Kingston the deals will be shipped to Quebec on barges at $2.65 in gold per 1,000 feet. The total cost of shipping the deals to Quebec in this way, it is estimated, will be about $7.375 in gold, thus effecting a saving of 62 1/2 cents per 1,000 feet over the old method. The schooner Minerva, which was chartered to go through to Quebec with deals, transferred her cargo upon barges at Kingston under the new arrangement.

-M.T. Co. reports, that the tug Glide arrived from Oswego with barges Cherokee, 500 tons coal; Iroquois, 555 tons do., and Cayuga, 2,000 bbls cement and 100 tons coal; and then the tug left with the above and the following: Lancaster, 12,250 bush corn; Lorne, 16,085 bush barley; Colborne, 22,888 bush barley. The tug Bronson left the same day with the barges Acadia, 23,393 bushels corn; Toledo, 21,908 bush corn; Corn Crib, 18,962 bush corn; Milwaukee, 23,414 bush barley; Chicago, 23,597 bush barley and a lighterage of 50,000 feet deals; barge Minnie (G.M. Millar & Co's.) and schr. Maggie L. Higgie, for Quebec, with deals. During the evening the Glide (having exchanged tows on the river) arrived back with barges Harvest and Kinghorn, light; and will leave with the barges Oswego, 21,792 bush wheat; Dalhousie, 17,000 bush barley; schr. Orchard, with deals for Quebec.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1877