The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1878

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p.3 W.W. - Black River to be dredged.

- str. Flight running between Napanee and Picton.


M.T. Co. - The arrivals are: Schrs. J.R. Noyes, from Chicago, 19,132 bushels corn; Jamaica, from Chicago, 17,900 bushels wheat.

Swifts - The arrivals are: Corsican, from Montreal; Algerian, from Hamilton;Kincardine, Belleville; Champlain, Ogdensburg; Enterprize, from Toledo. The Cleveland and barges Keating and Church left for Oswego.

The schooner Annie Foster collided with the barge Tuscarora last evening, striking her just aft of the cabin, knocking away the schooner's jibboom, bowsprit and headgear.

Calvin & Breck have just completed the rebuilding of the schooner Denmark. She was launched at 4 p.m. today.

Garden Island, 31st May - Arrivals: Str. Chieftain, Dickinson's Landing, two barges; schrs. M.A. Lydon, Bay City, staves; Jas. Norris, Toledo, timber. Departures: str. Hiram left with two barges.

Garden Island, June 1st - Arrivals: Schrs. Canada, Sault Ste. Marie, pine timber; M.L. Breck, Bay City, do.; London, do, do; Bavaria, do, do; Sir C.T. Van Straubenzie, Duncan City, do; Augusta, Toledo, oak timber.

Says the Globe: The shortages occurring in vessels' loads at Kingston, from this port, are so heavy that the matter requires investigating. One vessel owner, who was short 75 bushels, declares that there was no loss on the passage, nor on board his vessel. Then the weighing either here or at Kingston, or perhaps at both places, is faulty, and in the interests of justice to the vessels it should be corrected.

Sailing matters are exceedingly dull. The rate to Oswego and Kingston from Toronto has been taken at 1 1/4 cents. The Eureka takes wheat to Kingston at that rate, and the Goldhunter, through grain from here to Oswego, at the same figure. The prop. Africa is loading at Toronto with wheat for Montreal at, presumably, 5 cents. But there is no movement; holders of stocks are depressed with the decline in prices, and it will take some time to determine that the grain must move, which it must do, at any price.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1878