The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1879

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p.3 Over the Way - The old ship-house at Sackett's Harbor, that for more than sixty years has kept watch and ward over the entrance to the harbor, defying the rain, the snow and the tempest, and being one of the last links that binds the present to the past, begins to show symptoms of decay and dissolution. The recent gale blew off a small portion of the roof, and soon, like the tower of Pharos, the Colossus of Rhodes, and Syrea of ancient Carthage, it will be numbered with the things that were.

- officers of revenue steamer Manhattan saw waterspouts near Sodus and Henderson.


M.T. Co. - Arrivals: schr. Hoboken, Chicago, 19,235 bush corn; J.T. Mott, do, 18,000 bush wheat; Filmore, do, 18676 bush corn; Dauntless, Toledo, 10,600 bush wheat; Samanca, Chicago, 18,000 bush wheat; H.P. Murray, Detroit, 10,100 bush wheat; Garibaldi, Pt. Stanley, 12,162 bush wheat; M. Amilta ?, Toledo, 14,893 bush wheat; G.C. Finney, Chicago, 17,580 bush wheat; Jessie Swift, Toledo, 21,003 bush wheat; M.L. Breck, Toledo, 17,800 bush wheat; Speedwell, Toronto, 14,503 bush wheat. The departures: Barge Star, 19,092 bush wheat; Glengarry, 13,000 bush wheat; Cayuga, 23,325 bush oats; Kinghorn, 18,476 bush wheat; Milwaukee, 20,400 bush wheat; Dalhousie, 14,717 bush wheat; Chicago, 18,600 bush wheat; Colborne, 20,000 bush rye; Wheat Bin, 17,075 bush wheat; Detroit, 19,210 bush corn; Lancaster, 16,500 bush wheat; Cleveland, 18,000 bush wheat; Jan Baird, 10,000 bush wheat; Toledo, 20,000 bush corn; in tow of the tugs Bronson and Active.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Co. - Arrivals: schr. T.C. Street, Toledo, 16,400 bush wheat; Craftsman, Chicago, 19,000 bush corn. The schr. Craftsman is loading salt for Chicago.

K. & M.F. Co'y - Arrivals: Prop. Acadia, Detroit, 35,000 bush wheat; schr. Pandora, Toledo, 17,700 do; nine barges from Montreal, light. Departures: schr. Bastow, Tug Chieftain and barge Siren, with 21,200 bush wheat.

There was a chopping sea on the lake this morning, and a decidedly fresh breeze blowing from the west.

The rates of freight from Chicago to Kingston now is 8 1/2 cents on corn, and 9 cents on wheat. Several charters at these rates have been made.

The schooner Richardson is loading tanbark for Oakville. Mr. Isaac Noble is the shipper. The bark is brought from the back country per the Kingston & Pembroke R.R.

A big fleet of vessels is coming down the lake, and by tomorrow the forwarders will have their hands full. The present breeze is in the direction for bringing them down.

Seamen all over the upper lakes now make $2.50 per day. The Chicago Inter-Ocean says that at this season, with freights as they are, the men ought to have the wages they ask. We believe the old rate of $1.25 and $1.50 is asked here.

The amount of grain in store in Chicago on Monday evening last was 5,404,000 bushels; same time last season, 6,346,445 bush. At Milwaukee the quantity at present in store is 589,949 bush of which 326,177 bush are wheat, and 225,137 bush barley.

The steamer Corinthian of the Royal Mail Line, passed up last night on her last trip for the season. She will return and go into winter quarters at Montreal. The steamer Magnet also made her last trip to Oswego and Charlotte last night. She lays up here.

The Chicago Inter-Ocean says that the schooner George C. Finney, of Chicago, left Milwaukee with grain on Sunday the 14th inst., and arrived in Kingston and unloaded on September 23rd. Who can beat this time? The Finney left here on Wednesday for Oswego, where she is loading coal for Chicago at $1 net per ton. Few charters are being made at Chicago and Milwaukee for the carrying of grain. This is caused by the fluctuations of the wheat market which is booming every day. Shippers do not like to move while this sensation is going on. They desire to wait until the market becomes firmer.

At the Marine Railway, the schooner Manzanilla, which was damaged by going ashore at Amherst Island, has been hauled out, and the pocket-piece and kelson are being replaced. She is having a general overhauling. The schooner Hercules, of Hamilton, is having a new foremast put in. She broke the old one in the late gales.

Welland Canal - Port Dalhousie, Sept. 25th - The following schooners passed down yesterday: Sam Cook, Toledo, Kingston, corn; W.J. Suffel, Dresden, Kingston, wheat.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1879