The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 May 1878

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p.3 Marine - A Milwaukee charter gives 6 1/2 cents for wheat to Kingston.

-The schooners Mary McNea, Charlotte Raab and Crawford sailed from Muskegon for Kingston with deals on Friday last.

-The schr. Huron has cleared for the canal. Her charter for wheat from Kincardine to Kingston has been cancelled.

-The schr. Annie Falconer sailed from Toronto for Kingston with 12,000 bushels wheat at 1 1/2 cents.

-Sailors at Oswego are asking $1.50 a day, with $1 offered. The rate at Cleveland is $1.25 a day.

Freights - Rates are declining in the western harbors. Through rates are held at firmer prices, but corn to Buffalo is now quoted at 2 3/4 cents.

Chicago Charters: To Kingston - Str. Clinton and towbarges Grimsby, Glenifer and Clyde, corn, on through rate to Liverpool.

-The schooners Bangalore, Arabia and T.C. Street have sailed from Kingston for the west. It was expected that all the laden barges going down would sail from Kingston last night.

-The schooner Goldhunter arrived in, light, at Toronto, from Kingston, attempted the eastern gap. She scraped bottom and swung off, getting aground. The tug Clarke went out, and the Goldhunter was taken back into the lake and brought around without hurt. The eastern gap is not safe.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 May 1878