The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1878

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p.2 Galops Rapids - River St. Lawrence - Notice to Contractors - tenders wanted for deepening and widening.

A Deserved Reward - On the 20th of May last, Mr. Robert Reddick, lighthouse keeper on Gull Island, rescued three men from drowning by the wrecking of the yacht Start. On Wednesday last, at Cobourg, Reddick was presented with a handsome gold watch and an address from the Minister of Marine and Fisheries in recognition of his humane and gallant exertions in saving life on several occasions besides in this particular one.

p.3 Schooner Aground - On Sunday morning last the schooner Elgin ran ashore on a shoal in Sand Bay on the south side of the "Brothers," near Amherst Island. The tug McArthur pulled her off during Sunday. Another reason why a lighthouse should be placed on the Brothers.

W.W. - letters written to another newspaper complaining of an American dredge being used in Napanee River.


Lake Freights - At Detroit, on Thursday rates were as follows: to Buffalo, 1 3/4 cents, strong and with an upward tendency. To Kingston, varying, from 4 1/2 cents to 5 cents, although at the former rates most of the charters have been made. To Montreal, 7 1/2 cents is the rate, yet one vessel has been put in within the last two days at 7 1/4 cents. To Oswego no charters are being made, but the going rate is understood to be 4 1/2 cents. At Chicago grain freights were quoted yesterday at 2 cents for corn to Buffalo. Charters were made to Kingston - schr. Rising Star, corn, at 4 1/4 cents.

The Globe yesterday remarked: The marine reporter of the Kingston Whig takes a rather gloomy view of shipping business, starting from the present moment. That it has been, and is at the present date, a most difficult labour to keep vessels afloat at all, is well known to all who have taken observations of the carrying trade. But the prospect for the rest of this season is better. Rates in the west on the railways are advanced, and there is good reason for believing that the rates for carrying by water will be advanced also. A review of the amount of produce to be moved and higher rates asked by the railroads, leads to the conclusion that improvement is certain.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - Arrivals: Schrs. Havana, from Chicago, 20,000 bush corn; Thos. Parsons, Chicago, 20,000 bush corn; J. Bigler, Chicago, 23,000 bush corn; prop. Cleveland, Chicago, 10,000 bush barley. Departures for Montreal - Barges Odessa, 15,000 bush corn; Eagle, 20,000 bush corn; William, 20,000 bush corn; America, 18,000 ? bush corn; Alice Pacy, 18,000 bush corn.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1878