The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 20, 1881

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British Whig, Aug. 22, 1881

p.1 Western Grain Trade - representative of Midland R.R. is in Milwaukee visiting grain shippers and vessel agents; the railroad from Midland on Georgian Bay to Port Hope is finished.


The schr. Eureka has cleared for Charlotte with 300 tons of stone from the Penitentiary.

The schr. Pride of America brings 20,000 bush. wheat from Milwaukee to Kingston at 6 cents and the Albacore 20,000 bush. at 5 1/2 cents.

The work on the new floating dry dock, now building, is progressing very fast. The dock will be ready about the end of September.

The steamer Norseman is at Montreal with a number of families of Americans who are doing the Thousand Islands, Montreal, Quebec, and Saguenay.

The steamer Varuna called at Swift's wharf last Saturday at 5 p.m. on her way to the Thousand Island Park. She had 145 excursionists on board. She called on her return this morning. This is becoming a most popular trip with the people of the bay port.

The iron vessel, Campana, is on her way up the canal. She has been cut in two, and there is no trouble expected in towing the sections up the St. Lawrence Canals. It is probable that the vessel will be put on the Marine Railway at Ogdensburg and put together; she will then proceed, when her outfit is thoroughly made, by the Welland Canal to her destination on the Collingwood and Lake Superior route.


Str. Algerian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Spartan, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Magnet, Charlotte, pass. and fgt.

Str. Passport, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Varuna, Wells Island, excursion.

Prop. Armenia, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Cuba, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Prop. California, Cleveland, pass. and fgt.

Prop. City of Montreal, Toronto, 14,375 corn.

Prop. Acadia, Toledo, 4,000 wheat.

Schr. American, Chicago, 18,763 corn.

Schr. O. Mitchell, Chicago, 21,709 corn.

Schr. St. Louis, Chicago, 21,290 ?

Schr. Van Straubenzie, Chicago, 19,000 wheat.

Schr. Mystic Star, Chicago, 22,248 corn.

Schr. L.S. Hammond, 18,930 wheat.

Schr. W.W. Grant, Toronto, 5,125 wheat.


Tug Bronson, Montreal, two barges 20,000 grain.

Welland Canal - Bound Down.

Shandon, Bay City, Collinsby, timber.

Pulaski, Detroit, Kingston, wheat.

E.H. Rutherford, Chicago, Kingston, corn.

John Magee, Chicago, Kingston, wheat.

Barge Capacity.

The remarks of Mr. A. Gunn, M.P., at the Mayor's excursion on Friday last, were well timed. He said a few words in explanation of the delay which sometimes occurs in the forwarding at this port. He showed that there was ample barge accommodation, but that the Montrealers stored the grain rather than put it into elevators. Shippers from the west do not want the grain placed in elevators here, as it cancels the insurance and the cost of reinsuring would be considerable. What is wanted and must be done before the forwarding business by way of Montreal can be a success is the erection of large elevators at the latter place. Even if the great elevator be put up at Prescott the Chicago men will prefer to ship via Kingston and transport thence by barges. When grain is consigned from one place to another it is desirable to have it shoved through as quickly as possible. The barge capacity is sufficient for all purposes. Business men will not put capital in stationary elevators at this port.

The Coming Race - between Victorine and Emma.

Boater's Difficulty - Lewis France and A. McCorkill.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 20, 1881