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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1879

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p.3 Up the Bay - Trenton does more business in navigation than Belleville or any other bay port. Captains Porte and Anderson have named their new ferry steamer the Mary Ethel. Captain Cuthbert is building at Trenton a steam yacht for Mr. Noble, of Richibucto, N.B., for the salmon fisheries. The launch will be next week.


The steamer Watertown is being painted. She is to be used as an excursion boat.

The Oswego Belle will run between Oswego and Toronto as an excursion boat this season.

The Geneva is being thoroughly repaired at W. Powers' shipyard. The McArthur has been completely renovated.

The Kitty Friel, which was to have gone on the canal yesterday, sustained an accident which will detain her a short time. Her boilers couldn't stand the test. A large piece was blown out of one. The damage will be repaired at once.

At Hamilton the following charters have been made: The Annie Falconer, wheat to Kingston, at 1 1/2 cents; the Craftsman, wheat to Kingston, at 1 1/2 cents, then salt to Chicago at going rates. Messrs. Hagarty & Grassett, of Toronto, who own a couple of schooners, have chartered them to carry 33,700 bushels of wheat to Kingston at 1 3/8 cents. The charters are 1/8 cent higher. The J.G. Worts has been chartered, wheat to Kingston, at 6 cents.

K. & M. Forwarding Co. - Propeller Europe, from Toledo, 5,000 bushels corn, has arrived.

St. Lawrence & Chicago - Arrivals: J.R. Benson, Toledo, 20,000 bushels corn; Thomas C. Street, Toledo, 19,600 bush corn. A tow of barges will arrive this afternoon from Montreal.

Swift's Wharf - Steamers calling: Algerian, Montreal; Corsican, Hamilton; Armenia, Prescott. The Empress of India, which has been repaired at Garden Island, left for Picton. She will run between Toronto and the Humber. Schr. Anna M. Foster left for Oswego with 400,000 lath. A.W. Folger (sic - B.W. Folger ?) arrived with 250 tons coal from Oswego.

Gunn's Wharf - Schr. Pilot, lumber, Mill Point; sloop Minnie, rye, Montreal; Crusoe, for Brockville, general cargo; E.G. Benedict left for Oswego, light; Bangalore will leave for Prescott tomorrow.

Montreal Transportation Company - Arrivals: Schrs. Blank, Cobourg, 6,715 wheat; Neelon, Toledo, 18,761 corn; Jennie Graham, Toledo, 19,590 corn; barge Milwaukee, Bay Quinte, 20,000 peas; Marquis, Pt. Dalhousie, 28,000 wheat; Mary Battle, Toledo, 20,441 corn.

Port Dalhousie, May 15th - Bound Down: Schrs. Grimsby, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Gleniffer, do; steambarge Clinton, do. The str. Picton, from Toronto, with passengers and freight, experienced considerable trouble in reaching this place owing to heavy fog.

Port Colborne, May 15th - Down: Schrs. Oliver Mowat, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Maggie McRae, do.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1879