GREAT CARGO OF GRAIN.
Winnipeg, July 9th - A new record in grain cargoes was established, when the Midland Prince sailed from Fort William with 523,251 bushels of oats, shipped by the Canadian Elevator company. This is absolutely a record cargo in bushels on the lakes. Some idea of the immensity of the project of carrying all this grain in one boat may be gathered from the fact that this cargo represents an average crop of 13,081 acres, or twenty square miles of territory. The Midland Prince is one of the largest of lake freighters.
More Lights For The Rideau.
Capt. D. Noonan has been requested to appear before the lighthouse board of the dominion marine department, with regard to lights which he wants placed on the Rideau between Kingston and Kingston Mills. This portion of the Rideau is not lighted, and should be, for there are many boats which navigate in that part of the stream. Twenty lights are required, ten on each side - red on one side and white on the other.
p.5 Gananoque, July 9th - The big steel freighter Dunelin (sic - Dunelm ?) was in port last evening and took on a large consignment from the Canada Bolt and Nut company, for Fort William. The steamer Missisquoi had a good sized crowd on her Brockville trip yesterday, and will run up to the Limestone city today.
IN MARINE CIRCLES.
The schooner Major Ferry cleared on Saturday for Charlotte.
The steamer Missisquoi was up from Gananoque on Saturday.
The steamer Sowards arrived from Charlotte with coal for Rockwood asylum.
The tug Reserve is receiving a coat of paint at the Kingston Shipbuilding company's slip.
The steamer America had an excursion up from Alexandria Bay on Saturday morning.
The schooner Julia B. Merrill, from Charlotte, is unloading coal at the penitentiary.
The steamer Dunellum (sic - Dunelm) passed on her way up from Montreal at six o'clock on Saturday morning.
The schooner Charley Marshall cleared from the penitentiary with a cargo of stone for Toronto.
The freighter City of New York, of Cobourg, is in the Kingston Shipbuilding company's dry-dock for repairs.
The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's wharf on Friday night, on her way up from Quebec and Montreal.
Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamer Kingston down; steamer Caspian down; tug Florence coaled yesterday; steamer Rideau Queen for Ottawa this morning; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa this afternoon.
M.T. Co.'s elevator: The steamer Fairmount arrived from Fort William and is discharging 71,000 bushels of wheat, will clear for Lake Erie to load coal for Fort William; tug Emerson from Lake Erie with two coal barges, will clear for Montreal with coal barges; tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with two grain barges; the steamer Canadian cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William.