The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 11, 1881

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p.2 Excursion Boats - A Protest Against Overcrowding - a letter to editor.



At Milwaukee the schr. Albacore has chartered for wheat to Kingston on through rates to Montreal.

The schrs. John Magee and American bring wheat to Kingston from Chicago at 6 1/2 cents; schr. W.I. Preston, corn at 6 cents.

The schr. Jessie H. Breck is loading ore at Swift's wharf for Ashtabula, and the schr. Kate at the Esplanade for Sodus.

The steamer Ontario, on Wednesday, broke a blade off her wheel. On Saturday, near the same place, between Smith's Falls and Merrickville, the other three blades were snapped off. One of Mr. Davis' patent wheels has been sent to her.

This morning the prop. Dominion arrived here. She is engaged to distribute the usual lighthouse supplies. Inspector Harty is aboard, being on his tour to all the lighthouses under his jurisdiction. The propeller is heavily laden with freight. She will run up as far as Sault Ste. Marie.

Last evening the prop. California passed down the river, having on board the body of the first mate, Capt. Moore, who was killed on Monday last by falling into the hold over which he attempted to jump. His remains will be interred at Prescott, his late home. The propeller floated her flags at half mast.

Insurance Settled.

The suit brought by Arthur Clarkson, owner of the steamer Snowbird, against the Great Western Insurance Company, for the recovery of about $3,500 insurance on the vessel, which was almost totally wrecked last fall, was settled at Oswego recently. The insurance company will pay Mr. Clarkson $2,000, and give him the wreck of the Snowbird, on which they will pay all bills.


Str. Corinthian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Algerian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Passport, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Magnet, Prescott, pass. and fgt.

Schr. Camanche, Chicago, 21,500 corn.

Schr. Jessie Scarth, Toronto, 20,000 wheat.

Schr. Eureka, Port Dalhousie, 10,000 corn.

Prop. Armenia, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Persia, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Prop. California, Cleveland, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Cuba, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Dominion, Montreal, lighthouse supplies.

Prop. City of Montreal, Toronto, 20,000 wheat.

Lake Freights.

Toronto - Freights remain dull and unchanged. 1 3/4 cents being the rate to Kingston for grain. Coal is still carried for 30 cents, although the same figure is paid to Kingston, and vessel men are thinking about making another advance.

Detroit - No grain offering here to Montreal or Kingston, with rates nominal at 8 cents to 8 1/2 cents.

Toledo - Lake freights dull at 6 1/2 cents on wheat and 6 cents on corn, with nothing offering to Kingston or Montreal.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 11, 1881