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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Oct 1878

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p.3 Afloat - str. Spartan taken off shoal near Lachine to Taits' dry dock, Passport's engine has been taken to pieces.

W.W. - the R.M. steamers Corinthian, Passport and Spartan are now laid up at Montreal.

Marine Notes - Sailors' wages are down, fixed at $2 a day - out west.

-The schooner Sligo is ashore at St. Helena Island, Michigan.

Swift's - prop. Prussia from Toronto and str. Corsican from Hamilton.

Montreal Transportation Company: schr. Two Friends, Toledo, 19,500 bush corn.

- Chicago charters to Kingston - Schr. Jennie Graham, wheat at 6 cents; Clayton Belle, wheat at 6 1/2 cents.

-The tug John Bright, which has been sunk opposite Belleville for the last year is to be raised, taken to Mill Point, and repaired.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Company - prop. Clinton from Chicago, 15,000 bush wheat; schr. Clyde, do, 15,100 bush wheat.

-The Chicago Inter-Ocean tells a good one: A day or two ago, during a storm, while the schooner T.Y. Avery was off the Manitous, a great sea washed Captain Clelland overboard, and in an instant another sea washed him back on deck again. His escape was a narrow one.

-Capt. Porte, of the Utica, and Mr. George Anderson, of Ameliasburg, intend starting a new ferry next spring. The termini will be the cheese factory on the Prince Edward side, and the cemetery on the north shore. A new steamer for the service is in course of construction at Trenton.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Oct 1878