The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 9, 1881

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The schr. A.G. Ryan had a 30 cent freight on her cargo of coal delivered here from Oswego.

The Mail regards the schr. White Oak as the most thorough specimen of a rebuilt vessel.

The schr. Wm. Elgin is loading iron ore at Prescott for Astabula. She will take 300 tons, for which she receives $1.15 per ton, f.o.b.

Capt. Davis, Tidd's Island, has purchased the steamer Lily Nicholson, fitted her up, and is now running her in connection with his summer resort.

On Wednesday evening a stevedore named Rich fell into the hold of the Canadian schooner Albacore and sustained fatal injuries at Milwaukee.

The rough surface of the Atlanta, which have been partially planked, is now being smoothed. This work will receive extra attention when Mr. Cuthbert returns from Kingston.

The schr. Forest Queen is loading 240 tons iron ore for Sodus. The ore is from the Mississippi mine, but has been sold to a firm in Elmira. The captain intends to clear this evening.

The E.H. Rutherford has not lost any of her speed by her rebuild. On her last trip she made the run from Port Colborne and back in three days, including half a day lost at the latter port.

The hay on the schr. Ionia, (32 tons), burned at Port Metcalfe yesterday morning, was owned by S. Going & Co., of Wolfe Island, and was bound for Cape Vincent. The schooner was worth about $15,000.

The Globe says captains complain of the detentions and delay in getting their cargoes of lumber and other coarse freights on board at Toronto. When they get demurrage it does not matter much, but when they do not the expense is hard to bear.

The steamers Pierrepont and Watertown have been chartered to carry passengers from Cape Vincent to Kingston on the 12th of this month. About 1,000 visitors are expected. Some of them will come from the vicinity of Potsdam.

Life Stations.

Mr. McCuaig proceeds to Ottawa at an early day to consult with the Department of Public Works on the improvements of the Wellington harbour and the dredging at Consecon, for which appropriations were made by Parliament at its last session. He will also urge upon the Government the imperative necessity of establishing life-saving stations at South Bay Point, Wellington, and Weller's Bay.

Timber Freights.

There is a glut of timber. A gentleman well versed in the business states that there has been so much oak cut that he is doubtful if it all can be disposed of. He has not heard of a contract being made this year to deliver oak. All that is now being sent forward is to complete old contracts. The only kind of timber for which there is a demand is white pine of the first quality. All that can be taken out finds ready sale. There is also a good market for pipe staves. If the lumbermen take out much oak next year it will, said our informant, knock the market "into a cocked hat." No new contracts for carrying timber have been made.


Schr. Emerald, Grand Moire (sic), timber.

Schr. Fabiola, Toronto, 9,250 wheat.

Schr. A. Falconer, Hamilton, 12,400 wheat.

Schr. A.G. Ryan, Oswego, 250 tons coal.

Schr. Vienna, Port Hope, 8,420 wheat.

Schr. O.S. Storrs, Port Dalhousie, 9,500 wheat.

Schr. Forest Queen, Ogdensburg, light.

Schr. Jessie H. Breck, Dresden, timber.

Str. Spartan, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Armenia, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corsican, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.


Str. Gipsy, Ottawa, pass. and fgt.

Tug Glide, Montreal, four barges 80,000 grain.

Welland Canal - Bound Down.

Oriental, Toledo, Kingston, timber.

Anna Craig, Leland, Collinsby, timber.

Ayr, Leland, Collinsby, timber.

M.C. Cameron, Leland, Collinsby, timber.

California, Cleveland, Montreal, gen. cargo.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 9, 1881