The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1878

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p.3 Yachting - On Tuesday evening next there will be a meeting in the Council Chamber of those favorable to the formation of a Yachting Club. There is need of such a thing, and we hope the agitation now going on in its favor will be successful.

The Royal Mail Line - Next week there will be a daily boat, east and west, morning and evening, in connection with this line, excepting on Thursday morning next, when there will be a blank. On the 1st July the Magnet will commence running.

Chicago Forwarding Co. - The schr. Benedict arrived with 14,165 bus of wheat; the prop. Van Allen lightened 2,800 bushels of wheat, and proceeded to Montreal.


M.T. Co. - Arrived: schooner Chicago, from the Bay of Quinte, 20,660 bush of peas.

Swift's - The propeller Armenia passed up from Prescott; the prop Van Allen down from Chatham, and the Columbia up from Montreal.

Holcomb & Stewart's - Arrived: schr. Fabiola, from Toronto, 8,100 bushels of wheat; Oliver Mowat, Toledo, 18,100 bushels of corn; prop. Ocean, Chicago, 4,100 bush corn. Departures: prop. Ocean, 12,000 bushels corn for Montreal; barge Star No. 1, 20,000 bushels of wheat; Hawk, 12,000 bush corn; Minnie, 14,000 bush corn; Ox, 12,000 bush of corn, for Montreal in tow of steamer Chieftain.

Port Dalhousie, June 6th - Up - schrs. Huron, Starling and prop. Dromedary.

Down - schrs. Cossack, Monticello, Mary Grover, Picton, Blazing Star, steambarge Clinton, prop. Acadia. The prop. Lake Ontario arrived and went on the dry dock. She left this morning.

Charter from Chicago to Kingston - schr. Polly M. Rodgers, corn at 4 1/2 cents.

A despatch says: As the schr. Mary Ann, owned by I.H. Radford, of Kingston, was bound from Georgian Bay to Goderich, she was struck by a heavy squall from north-east off Point Clark, and as she was about entering the piers at Goderich the sea was running so hard that she would not answer to her helm. Both anchors were let go, but the anchor chain broke and she drifted on the beach south of the piers. Her stern and kilson are gone, and her deck is raised six inches. She was towed in this morning and is now discharging. The damage amounts to about one thousand dollars. No insurance.

Garden Island - Arrivals: schooner Bismarck, Munising, Mich., pine timber; Gleniffer, Bay City, timber; steambarge Clinton and her two barges, Lincoln and Gibraltar, Sault Ste. Marie, timber. Departures: schr. Oriental, Sault Ste. Marie, light; Mary, of Port Stanley, Bay City, light. The steamer Chieftain left with a tow of barges for Montreal.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1878