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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1877

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p.2 Ad - Cape Vincent, Garden Island, Wolfe Island and Gananoque Steamboat Route - Maud, Pierrepont, and Geneva - new schedule.

p.3 Marine - Corn is carried from Chicago to Ogdensburg for 8 1/2 cents.

-The schooner Break of Day is abandoned on the west coast of Amherst Island.

-Grain rates at Chicago have declined one cent. Lumber freights have advanced. The carrying capacity is large.

-Charters are scarce in Detroit, although there is a large quantity of grain at that port.

-The propeller St. Louis, reported having struck a rock in the Sault River and sunk, has been raised and is on her way down.

-The Canadian steamer Grantham cleared from Muskegon with 320,000 deals for Kingston.

-The steamer City of Owen Sound, of the Collingwood and Lake Superior Line, passed the Sault Ste. Marie river Monday morning, bound down, with a full load of wheat, 25,000 bushels, from Duluth for Kingston.

-Shortages are what try the harmonies of a captain's temper, and some of them are tried severely. The Milwaukee Sentinel mentions the case of the Argonaut, with 50,000 bushels to Buffalo, having a shortage of 250 bushels, and the schooner O.M. Bond, to Kingston, with 28,000 bushels, having a shortage of 218 bushels.

The Fish Market - Some time in the early part of the summer the Market Committee recommended that the fish market should be removed from its present location at the foot of Brock street to the basement of the City Buildings, beneath the Police Court....

The Paris Exhibit - Tomorrow the models which are to be sent by Mr. William Power to the Paris Exhibition will be on view at the reading room of the Mechanic's Institute. They are the same which were entered at the Centennial Show, altered and improved. They are beautiful workmanship and design; and we hope Mr. Power will be as successful as when he last participated in the French Exposition and carried away first prize and silver medal.

Ceased Running - Pierrepont no longer going to Gananoque on Mondays.

Shad - multiplying, placed in lake by Mr. Green.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1877