The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 25, 1881

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The barge B.W. Folger is loading iron ore for Sodus Point.

The barge Minnie burned nearly all night and today. She now presents a hard appearance.

The schr. Pandora has been chartered to carry pipe staves from Bay City to Kingston at $45 per m.

The rate for carrying coal from Oswego to Kingston is 25 cents per ton, and even that some vessels have refused.

The schr. White Oak arrived this morning from Montreal. She is laden with coal for Cobourg. She was towed up.

Seventeen horses came down the Bay of Quinte on the str. Hero yesterday, and crossed by the Maud for Kingston, N.Y.

The Royal Mail steamers and the steamer Rothesay of the opposition line are making some fast running on the river.

The steamer Magnet will commence her regular trips between Kingston, Oswego and Rochester on Tuesday next, 28th, leaving this city at 5:30 p.m.

The steam yacht Marquis of Lorne is again in commission and looks remarkably well. She has already carried numerous excursion parties up and down the river.

The str. Hero had an excursion to Wells' Island yesterday, but it was a failure so far as members were concerned. It was under the auspices of the firemen of Belleville.

The schooner Johnson, of Port Huron, ran into this harbor today, coming direct from New York. She has been engaged for years in wrecking on the sea coast. She is now an old craft, her hull being painted black.

This morning the engineer of the str. Magnet and his men commenced altering the furnaces so as to have them burn coal instead of wood, thereby to increase her speed of the boat. She will leave earlier on her up trips, arriving at Oswego p.m.

The Collector of Customs at Picton visited the various steamers as they arrived yesterday, and asked to see their certificate of inspection. Three of them had failed to comply with the law and had no certificates, and were consequently detained. The detention, however, will only be for a day or two.


Schr. Twilight, Hamilton, 12,577 corn.

Prop. Glenfinlas, Port Dalhousie, 21,000 bush. corn.

Prop. City of Montreal, Toronto, 14,000 bush. wheat.

Str. Corinthian, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.


Tug Bronson, Montreal, four barges, 80,000 bush. grain.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 25, 1881