The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jun 1878

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Swift's - The steamer Spartan and prop. Frasier passed up from Montreal; the prop. Cuba passed down from Toronto and the City of Toledo down from Detroit.

M.T. Co. - Arrivals: Schr. Garibaldi, Toronto, 13,500 bushels of corn; Hercules, Chicago, 17,172 bush of wheat; prop. Armenia, Toronto, 16,600 bush corn; schr. Julia, Toronto, 6,175 bush of corn; schr. Speedwell, Toronto, 14,493 bus of corn; Kate Eccles, Toronto, 8,617 bush. of wheat. The tug Bronson arrived with five barges light.

Holcomb & Stewart - Arrived: The prop. Alma Munroe, from Toledo, lightened 3,400 bushels, and proceeded to Montreal. The prop. Cuba, from Toronto, with 20,000 bushels of corn. The departures are: barge Annie, for Montreal, 14,000 bus of peas; and William, 20,000 bus of corn and 200 barrels of flour.

Garden Island - Departures: schooners Siberia, Bay City, light; London, Toledo, light; James Norris, Bay City, light; Sir C.T. Van Straubenzie, Bay City, light; M.L. Breck, Bay City, light. The str. Chieftain left with a tow of barges for Montreal.

A paper laid before the United States Senate sets out that the Canadian Government contemplate expending $30,000,000 on the Welland and St. Lawrence Canals; and adds that by an expenditure of $1,800,000 the United States Government could make the route by the Erie Canal and Harlem River a superior way to the Canadian route.

A cargo of grain was insured from Chicago to Kingston on Tuesday at 20 cents, the lowest ever accepted on such a risk.

The St. Lawrence - Two plans of the St. Lawrence River are being sent to the Paris exhibition, the one at the instance of the Harbour Commissioners, and the other at the instance of the Dominion Government. The former shows the plan of the river between Montreal and Quebec, and the latter the river between Kingston and Montreal. They will each be about 27 feet long with a scale of 3,000 feet to the inch.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jun 1878