The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jun 1878


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p.1 Towing Rates - The tug owners have again come to terms, and formed a combination which should be properly styled the Secret Service Tug Association, as they refuse to give any information regarding rates or matters connected with their organization, which the public have a right to know. The following is to be the standard until they disagree again:

First class, capacity 17,000 bushels wheat and over, loaded, from Port Colborne to Allanburg, and vice-versa, $17 American currency, or $16 Canadian currency. Light vessels, $13 American currency or $12 Canada currency. From lake to harbor, and vice versa, $6 American currency, or $5 Canada currency.

Second class, capacity 15,000 bushels wheat and less than !7,000, from Port Colborne to Allanburg, and vice versa, loaded, $15 American currency, or $14 Canada currency. Light, $12 American currency, or $11 Canada currency. Harbor tows same as first class.

Third class, capacity over 13,000 bushels wheat, under 15,000, from Port Colborne to Allanburg and vice versa, loaded, $14 American currency or $13 Canadian currency. Light, $11 American currency, or $10 Canadian currency. Harbor to lake and vice versa, $5 American currency, $4 Canadian currency.

Fourth class, vessels carrying 11,000 up to 13,000 bu. of wheat - from Allanburg to Port Colborne and vice versa, Loaded, $12 American currency or $11 Canadian currency. Light, $10 American currency or $9 Canadian currency. Harbor towing same as third class.

Fifth class, vessels carrying 9,000 to 11,000 bu. wheat - from Allanburg to Pt. Colborne and vice versa. Loaded, $11 American currency or $10 Canadian currency. Light, $9 American currency or $8 Canadian currency. Harbor tows, $4 American currency or $3 Canadian currency.

Sixth class, vessels carrying under 9,000 bu. wheat - Allanburg to Pt. Colborne and vice versa. Loaded, $9 American currency or $8 Canadian currency. Light, $8 American currency or $7 Canadian currency. Harbor tows same as class 5.

(Port Colborne Correspondence)

p.3 The Alexandria Seized - From the Brockville Recorder we learn that the side-wheel steamer Alexandria was seized there Friday afternoon on the receipt of a telegram from the Customs authorities at Prescott. It appears that the Captain had left Ogdensburg during the forenoon, and upon calling at Prescott handed in his report to a man named Buckley, who, it seems, had no authority to take it. The Customs authorities accordingly telegraphed to Brockville, and upon the arrival of the boat....

MARINE

Friday's Report

Holcomb & Stewart - Arrivals; schrs. Hyderabad, from Chicago, 20,000 bushels corn; Belle Mitchell, from Chicago, 18,000 bush corn and three barges light. The departures were: barges Jet and Rapid for Montreal, the former with 23,000 bushels of corn, and the latter with 17,000 bush do.

M.T. Co. - The reported arrivals are: schooner James Wade, Chicago, 18,644 bush of wheat; Rapid, Brighton, 1,000 bush wheat; Arabia, Chicago, 20,000 bush corn; prop. Cuba, Toronto, 21,972 bush wheat; schr. Dundee, Chicago, 15,219 bush of wheat.

Saturday's Programme

M.T. Co. - The tug Bronson arrived from Montreal with three barges, light, and left with the following: Duluth, 15,190 bush of wheat; Lancaster, 10,921 bushels of corn and 130 tons of phosphate; Lorne, 11,500 bush of corn, 84 tons of phosphate and 1,000 bush peas; Advance, 13,770 bush corn; Dauntless, 11,930 bush of corn; - , 25,000 bush of wheat, and schooner Fellowcraft, with oak timber for Quebec.

Chicago Forwarding Company - The tug Frank Perew arrived with three barges light, and left with two laden as follows: Nebraska, 22,713 bush corn; Kansas, 6,511 bush corn and 14,061 bush wheat.

Holcomb & Stewart - Arrivals: Prop. Armenia, 18,100 bush wheat from Chicago; schrs. Camanche, do, do, do; A. Falconer, Kincardine, 12,560 bushels of wheat. Departures - barge Swan, 23,000 bushels of corn; Annie, 12,600 bush of wheat.

Garden Island - Arrivals: schooners St. Lawrence, Toledo, timber; Anglo Saxon, do, do; Henry Roney, do, do; Florida, Duncan City, do; steamer Hiram, Dickinson's Landing, six barges; schr. Lily Hamilton, Marquette, pine timber. Departures: schr. St. Lawrence to Toledo.

Garden Island - Arrivals today: schrs. R. Gaskin, Pentwater, timber; London, Toledo, timber. Departures: schrs. Anglo Saxon, Toledo, light; Florida, Bay City, do.; Lily Hamilton, Sault Ste. Marie, light; brig Henry Roney, Toledo, light.


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Date of Publication:
17 Jun 1878
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KN.13518
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jun 1878