The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1878

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p.3 Lake Freights - Grain is being taken by the railroads through to New York from Chicago at 1 1/2 ? cents per 100 lbs. It is this fact which interferes with shipments by water. Chartered for Kingston: Stmrs. Mary R. Robinson, Lothair and barge Corisande, with corn on a through rate.

W.W. - yacht Peri? at Brockville.

Marine - Arrivals at Garden Island: schr. Lilly Hamilton, Grand Island, timber; schr. G.M. Neelon, Toledo, timber; schr. I.R. Benson, Toledo, timber; schr. Suffel, Bay City, staves. Departures: Str. Chieftain left with steam pumps for the wreck of the Jessie Hall, sunk in the Gallops.

Swift's - The propellers Persia, Columbia, Lake Erie, and California, and steamer Spartan passed up from Montreal, and the Lawrence and Armenia down, the former from Detroit and the latter from Toronto. The propeller Oswegatchie leaves for Chicago this evening.

M.T. Co. - The following arrivals are reported: Acacia, Toronto, 14,905 bush corn; Erie Stewart, Detroit, 14,000 bush wheat; H. Butler, Brighton, 6,036 bush wheat; North Star, Whitby, 10,291 bush wheat; Peerless, Toronto, 12,068 bush wheat; S. & J. Collier, Toronto, 19,200 bushels corn. The tug Glide left with the following barges for Montreal: Milwaukee, 21,142 bush peas; Kinghorn, 10,451 bushels peas and 7,851 bush wheat; Wheat Bin, 16,439 bush wheat; Cleveland, 15,485 bush wheat; Cayuga, 18,000 bush do.

Holcomb & Stewart - Arrivals: Ragria (sic), from Kincardine, 15,000 bushels of wheat; Victory, from Port Dalhousie, 18,000 bushels corn; Queen of the Lakes, Port Dalhousie, 15,300 bush corn; S. Walters, Port Dalhousie, 10,000 bush corn. The tug Hiram Calvin arrived from Montreal with nine barges, light. The Chieftain left with the following: Snipe, 12,000 bush wheat; America, 15,000 bush wheat; Star (No. 2), 11,000 bushels of peas and wheat. The tug Calvin left with these: William, 21,000 bush corn; Star (No. 1), 21,000 bushels corn. Messrs. Calvin & Breck's elevator arrived from Garden Island and will be at work tomorrow.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Company - The arrivals are: Caroline Marsh, Port Hope, 12,650 bush wheat; E.W. Rathbun, Pt. Dalhousie, 10,102 bush corn; Lewis Ross, Pt. Dalhousie, 12,280 bush wheat; prop. Cleveland, 11,000 bush corn, and barges Keating, Toledo, 20,791 bush corn, and Church, do, 20,400 bush corn. The departures were: tug Frank Perew, for Montreal, with barges; Tuscarora, 19,769 bush corn; Canada, 19,250 bush wheat; Lion, 10,064 bush wheat; Oneida, 10,000 bush wheat and 7,000 bushels of peas; Iroquois, 13,752 bushels of wheat and 7,758 bush of peas; Onandaga (sic), 18,582 bush of peas; Jane, 12,203 bush corn.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1878