The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 27, 1881

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The schr. L. Seaton brings corn from Toledo to Kingston at 5 1/2 cents.

The steamer Maud did not go to the Cape today. She is undergoing slight repairs.

The schr. Polly M. Rogers has arrived at Oswego and gone on the dry dock for repairs.

The schr. Albatross collided with two barges in Saginaw Bay last week. The barges were considerably damaged.

The str. Island Wanderer will run as last year, commencing next week, around Wells Island, visiting some of the most charming places on the river.

Two mariners are willing to bet $200 that the barge Huron can carry more at a nine foot draft than the John Gaskin. "Put up, or shut up" is what they say.

The schrs. Kate, W.T. Greenwood, O.S. Storrs and Gazelle have been chartered at $1 per ton to carry hay from Kingston, South Bay, Trenton and Oshawa to the American side. The price of baled hay is now low.

The barge John Gaskin ran aground in entering Toronto harbour. She was lightened and then towed to the wharf. The Globe reporter got muddled about the figures, saying that she had 110 instead of 1100 tons of iron aboard.

The schr. Geo. Thurston has finally engaged Union men. She has been ill managed by Frenchmen and greenhorns who left her rather than be under the ban of the Seamen's Union. The craft will now pay Union wages, and move along more successfully.


Str. Spartan, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Passport, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Algerian, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. D.C. West, Portland, cheese.

Schr. Annie Falconer, Port Dalhousie, 12,283 wheat.

Schr. Nevada, Chicago, 18,793 corn.

Schr. Victor, Toledo, 17,009 corn.

Schr. T.R. Merritt, Chicago, 19,000 grain.

Schr. G.B. Sloan, Chicago, 20,000 corn.

Prop. Niagara, Chicago, lightened 3,000 wheat.

Prop. Cuba, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Prop. California, Cleveland, pork.

Prop. Persia, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Armenia, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Alma Munro, Toledo, lightened 4,300 corn.

Lake Freights.

Toronto - Freights are dull and rates unchanged at 1 3/4 cents on wheat to Kingston.

Toledo - Oliver Mowat chartered to Kingston, corn 6 1/2 cents.

Detroit - No inquiry for Canada vessels for grain, and rates nominal at 8 cents on wheat to Montreal, 5 1/2 cents to Kingston.

Chicago - Lake freights are firm as very few vessels were offered; 6 1/2 cents paid for corn to Kingston, the schr. F.D. Barker taking corn at that rate.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 27, 1881