The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 21, 1881

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The prop. Niagara is loading 150 tons iron rails for Milwaukee at $1 f.o.b.

The str. Lily Nicholson is now running regularly between Gananoque and Clayton, taking the place of the Junita.

The barges Gaskin and Montreal leave for Oswego this evening to load coal for Montreal. The tug Champion will tow the barges over.

Seven vessels are now at Garden Island. Six are laden with oak timber and one with staves. The majority arrived last night and this morning.

The schr. Caledonia takes staves from Toronto to Kingston at $11 per thousand instead of the Minnie Blakely, which has secured a better charter.

The report that the str. Corsican had sunk a second time, and in fourteen feet of water, was a stock jobbing canard. The steamer reached Cote St. Paul yesterday.

Vessel men who have arrived here within the past few days report that severe weather was experienced on Monday and Tuesday evenings. There were numerous heavy squalls.


Schr. John Magee, Chicago, 17,800 wheat.

Schr. Acacia, Toronto, 10,308 wheat.

Schr. Eureka, Charlotte, 337 tons coal.

Schr. A.G. Ryan, Oswego, 220 tons coal.

Schr. E.C.R. Proctor, Hamilton, 11,680 bush. corn.

Schr. W.J. Preston, Chicago, 16,505 bush. corn.

Schr. Philo Bennett, Charlotte, 201 tons coal.

Schr. Kate, Toronto, 5,891 bush. wheat.

Str. Magnet, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Norseman, Charlotte, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corinthian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Prop. City of Montreal, Toronto, 5,500 bush. wheat.

Prop. Celtic, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Welland Canal - Bound Down.

Cataract, Chatham, Kingston, wheat.

Albacore, Chicago, Kingston, corn.

J. Bigler, Point Sauble, Kingston, timber.

Prussia, Grand Marias, Kingston, timber.

Lake Freights

Toronto - Freights dull, but rates firm and unchanged at 1 3/4 cents on grain to Kingston.

Toledo - Freights dull, with rates nominally unchanged, and the propeller Alma Munro chartered wheat to Montreal 6 1/2 cents.

Detroit - No grain offering to Kingston or Montreal.

Aground & Afloat.

The large side-wheel tug Conqueror, with several drams of square timber in tow, put into Presque Isle harbour for shelter on Sunday last and came to an anchor on the middle ground. After lying there some time, it was found that one of the drams was pounding heavily the wreck of the schooner Trenton, which lies in a dangerous position in the channel. The tug hoisted anchor, and steaming into the inner bay, the wind meanwhile blowing very hard, drifted and ran on to Shoal point. After lightening coals and chains it was found impossible to get her off without a tug, and on Tuesday morning the tug Emma Munson went to her relief, and after several hours of hard work, succeeded in taking her off all right.

There was more racing on the river on Tuesday evening. The Recorder says when the steamer Rothesay, of the new American line, came out of Morristown harbor, she found close at her heels the Canadian steamer Cultivateur. The Rothesay at once put on a few extra pounds of "fog" and there ensued a fine chase. The two big crafts actually flew through the water. At McDonald's Point the Rothesay was increasing her head. In front of the two boats one could see that the Rothesay carried no "bone," her bow running through the water like a knife, while the Cultivateur was buried to her head. This racing will be continued until some accident occurs, and then___!!!

p.3 Channel Grove - more on yacht race.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 21, 1881