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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 May 1891

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The prop. Cuba passed up yesterday from Montreal for Toronto.

The schr. Eliza Fisher is expected today from Charlotte with coal.

The str. Princess Louise will not go on the Gananoque route until June.

The tug Jessie Hall and three barges, grain laden, left for Montreal last night.

The str. Kathleen is in Toronto and being examined by the inspector of that district.

The schr. Oliver Mowat after unloading will leave for Oswego and load coal for Whitby.

The prop. Alma Monro passed up yesterday bound from Montreal to Port Arthur with railroad iron.

The prop. Scotia, with barges Bavarian and Blake in tow, passed up the canal yesterday bound for Blind River, Georgian Bay.

Capt. Estes, of the str. St. Lawrence, arrived from Rochester yesterday. The boat will make a trial trip on Saturday.

The prop. Blanchard arrived yesterday from Chicago with 45,000 bushels of corn and discharged the entire cargo in six hours.

The tug Thompson arrived yesterday, light, from Oswego, and left again for same place with three barges to load coal for Kingston.

The yacht Gracie, of this city, will take part in the races to be held this summer under the auspices of the lake yacht racing association. Mr. Campbell says the Gracie will beat either the yacht Vision, of Cobourg, or the yacht Katie Gray, of Oswego.

Incidents of the Day - The sloop Idlewild and Lia are unloading sand at the dry-dock.

The sloop Jennie and schr. Cora Post are discharging sand at Gunn's and the barge Ontario is unloading stone.


Those interested in obtaining the rebate on grain which goes through the Welland canal, and is transhipped at Ogdensburg for shipment to Montreal for export are not going to give up their endeavors by any means. By the reading of the order in council, the government does not propose to allow this rebate, which was granted last year, although grain transhipped at any Canadian port on Lake Ontario is entitled to the rebate. A test case will be made of the first grain that arrives at Montreal and has been transhipped at Ogdensburg. Today 100,000 bushels of wheat from Chicago to Montreal for export left Ogdensburg, and on its arrival here application will be made to Ottawa for the rebate of toll through the Welland canal. If this is refused the case may be carried into court. George Hall, of the transportation company of Ogdensburg, was in the city today, it is believed, in connection with this matter. The first boat through the canal with grain is the propeller Celtic, which arrived from Toledo yesterday with 10,395 bushels of corn. [Montreal Star]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 May 1891