The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Sep 1878

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p.3 Marine - Swift's - Steamers calling: Corinthian, Corsican, and Acadia, from Montreal; Magnet from Charlotte; Celtic and Passport from Hamilton; Cuba, from Toronto; and Armenia, from Prescott.

M.T. Co. - The tug Bronson left for Montreal with the following: Lorne, 13,460 bush wheat and 39 tons of phosphate; Arab, 10,796 bush of corn, 33,000 bush of wheat, and 95 tons of phosphate; Harvest, 8,000 bush of wheat, 6,000 bush of peas; Relief, 11,075 bush of corn; Wheat Bin, 20,870 bush of corn. The Glide arrived from Oswego with the Cayuga, 470 tons of coal; Oswego, 530 tons of coal.

Last Trip - The steamer Magnet, of the Royal Mail Line, left here last evening on her last trip for the season. She lays up on Wednesday. Travel over the course followed by her has almost ceased.

Elevating Rates - The Buffalo elevators took advantage of the great influx of grain to that port recently, and raised the price of elevating and storage. This was evidence of selfishness on the part of the Elevator Companies at the expense of the reputation of that city, and afforded another strong argument for the opponents of low tolls to prove that the principal effect of low tolls is to give the commercial interests of Buffalo an opportunity to make a pile by raising elevator rates. But the companies have been check-mated at their own game. The grain shovellers have taken advantage of the elevators, and while the harbour is full of craft ready to be unloaded, demand an advance of wages.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Sep 1878