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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Oct 1877

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A Big Loss - By the accident which befell the schooner Picton the Ontario says her decks were sprung open and the sea which washed over her completely destroyed her cargo of wheat.

The Bay - The steamer Empress of India has been laid up at Picton. The Armenia has been chartered by Capt. Collier, and is making daily trips between Picton and Kingston.

Grain Moving - There have been 600,000 bushels of corn shipped from Chicago by way of Collingwood, the Northern Railway and Toronto, to Oswego, since the first of August last.

Charters - The schooner Star takes wheat from Detroit to Kingston at 8 cents. The schooners St. Louis and Gracie M. Filer take wheat from Chicago to Kingston at 9 cents; the steamer Argyle and schr. Jennie Graham, wheat at 10 cents; bark Arabia, barley on p.t.; schr. Glenifer, wheat on p.t.

Accident - A despatch from Racine says that the schooner Lincoln Dall, with a cargo of deals for Kingston, had put in there with her canvas split. The old schooner St. Lawrence lost canvas and sprung a leak off Racine.

Departure - The schooner Fanny Campbell, which has lately been fitted out with tanks for the coal oil trade, left here on Saturday evening for Sarnia, to take in her first cargo for Montreal.

Ran Ashore - The schr. Annie Foster, of Port Burwell, left here on Friday for Belleville, light, and ran ashore on Salmon Island. The tug Franklin pulled her off and brought her to this harbor, and this afternoon she goes on the Marine Railway for repairs.

Passed the Canal - Schr. Niagara, Kincardine, Kingston, wheat; Victor, -, Kingston, corn; Mary Ann, Chatham, do, wheat; Ganges, Whitlake, Quebec, deals; Fellow Craft, Amherstburg, Montreal, barley; Louisa, Toledo, Belleville, corn; H. Fitzhugh, Detroit, Kingston, wheat; barge Church, Chicago, Kingston, do; Gibraltar, Milwaukee, do, do; Lisgar, Milwaukee, do, do; steam barge Lincoln, Milwaukee, do, do, corn.

Splendid Boat - Mr. McCorkell has finished his outrigger for the Paris Exposition, and is now awaiting an order to have it shipped; and to ensure it against injury he has built a solid case for it. It may be described as the prettiest row boat we have ever seen.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Oct 1877