The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 May 1879

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p.3 K. & M. F. Co. - Mr. J.D. Thompson has settled in Montreal as the agent or manager at that point of the business of the Kingston and Montreal Forwarding Company, of which Mr. A. Gunn, M.P. is the President. Mr. Thompson will be missed for a time, until the shipping business is over, but he yet remains a citizen of Kington, and will continue to exercise those rights of citizenship which have been so much admired, even by those of opposite politics, as our contemporary intimates.

Wind Wafts - A great many vessels have gone west, where they will engage in the lumber trade from Georgian Bay ports, carrying from Chicago to Kingston and Montreal. Vessel owners profess to see signs of improvement.


The D.C. West took a cargo of general merchandise down the Rideau Canal today.

The pleasure steamer Faxton passed through here yesterday from Clayton for Chicago. She will be used as an excursion boat on Lake Michigan.

Mr. Lomer, of Montreal, is loading 150 tons of phosphate at Richardson's wharf for England. 120 tons are being put on board for Mr. , of Perth, for shipment to the same place.

The steamer Maud will bring the Watertown excursionists and Hook and Ladder Company, No. 2, from Cape Vincent here on the 30th.

The steamer Ione struck a rock twelve miles from Alexandria Bay last Thursday and sunk. The engineer was burnt in trying to put out the fire in the arch.

K. & M. F. Co. - Schooner Republic, Toledo, 21,000 bush corn; Odessa, Belleville, 15,000 bush rye.

St. Lawrence & Chicago - Arrivals: M.A. Lydon, Port Whitby, 15,800 bush peas; Garibaldi, Toronto, 12,300 bush of wheat; Undine, Hamilton, 12,000 bush wheat; Craftsman, Hamilton, 18,800 bush wheat; H. Butler, Cobourg, 6,900 bush peas. Departures: Tug Jessie Hall, with barges Kansas, 21,000 bush wheat; Nebraska, 23,500 bush corn; Powerful, 16,000 bush peas; Alfred, 7,000 bush peas and 6,000 bush wheat. The tug Jessie Hall arrived from Montreal with four barges.

M.T. Co. - Arrivals: M. Downey, Napanee, 2,750 bush peas; barge Grimsby, Milwaukee, 18,850 bush wheat; Gleniffer, Toledo, 19,600 bush wheat; schooner Jessie McDonald, Port Whitby, 5,282 bushels peas; Great Western, Toronto, 10,000 bush wheat; W.W. Grant, Napanee, 8,245 bush rye. Departures: Tug Active, with barges Glengarry, 14,392 bush wheat and corn; Cayuga, 17,961 bush corn; Milwaukee, 20,500 bushels peas; Lancaster, 14,975 bush wheat; Lorne, 14,500 bush of wheat and peas; Wheatbin, 19,670 bush wheat; Colborne, 22,327 bush corn; Chicago, 19,000 bush wheat.

Welland Canal.

Port Dalhousie, May 16th - Bound down - Schooners Oliver Mowat, Toledo, corn; M.C. McKee, Toledo, Kingston, corn.

Port Colborne, May 16th - Bound up - Schrs. Wawanosh, Kingston, Toledo, light. Down - schr. M.L. Breck, Toledo, Kingston, corn.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 May 1879