The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 18, 1881

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The schr. Oliver Mowat is loading iron ore for Charlotte. She will carry about 500 tons.

Mayor Comstock, of Brockville, has just purchased the steam yacht Helen, which was built in that town only a year or two ago for the Rideau River.

The steamer Hastings has been launched from the Portsmouth ways and brought to the Kingston Foundry wharf, where the final repairs to her machinery will be made.

The schooner Garibaldi has been thoroughly overhauled, and will leave Kingston on Monday for Vermillion, Ohio. She has been chartered to carry block stone from Vermillion to Toronto at $2.50 per ton.

Complaint is made that the Canadian tug McArthur, engaged in towing rafts down the river, carries away the buoys as fast as they are set. Well, what will the complainants do about it?

The steamer Rothesay, of the new steamboat line which is to run in opposition to the Richelieu Company, left Toronto at midnight on Thursday, and arrived at Cape Vincent at noon yesterday, having made the distance in twelve hours.

Lake Freights - No change can be reported in the rates from Toronto, and they remain at 1 3/4 cents on wheat to Kingston. Charters: Flora Emma, wheat from Frenchman's Bay and Whitby to Kingston, 2 1/4 cents; Acacia, wheat to Kingston, 1 3/4 cents. In reference to the schooner Laura, her charter is $1.50 per ton for old rails, f.o.b. and stored, from Prescott to Milwaukee, with canal tolls paid and $60 allowed for river towing from Kingston to Prescott.


Schr. Craftsman, Toledo, 18,815 corn.

Schr. Albacore, Toledo, 19,800 corn.

Welland Canal - Bound Up.

Schr. Norway, Toledo, light.

Schr. Anglo-Saxon, Toledo, light.

Schr. Elgin, Toledo, light.

Schr. G.M. Neelon, Toledo, light.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 18, 1881