The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 23, 1881

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The schr. Wawanosh is loading 500 tons salt for Chicago. She clears tomorrow.

The schr. George Thurston is loading iron rails at Gunn's wharf for Chicago at $1.60 per ton.

The steamers Armenia and Cuba will have special excursion rates after Sept. 1st to Toronto and return.

The rate on wheat from Toronto to Kingston is 1 1/4 cents per bushel. Rate on coal from Oswego to Kingston is 25 cents to 30 cents per ton.

One Woods, a sailor, was drowned off the schr. Philo Bennett on Monday evening six miles south of the Main Ducks.

Several barges are loading leached ashes, which are consigned to various places in the States and will be used for fertilizing purposes. Years ago the ashes were sold very cheap, but now it requires about $800 to purchase a cargo.

The schr. Shandon ran aground last night in the vicinity of the Brothers. The tug Lily, of Collinsby, was called upon for assistance, and under the able management of Captain John Tuttle the vessel was soon released from her perilous position.

The schr.Wawanosh arrived at Portsmouth from Milwaukee with 28,100 bush. of wheat. It was found that some thirty bush. had been damaged. The grain was examined and valued at 10 cents per bush., the total duty on which amounted to 45 cents. The grain was landed and will be sold for feed purposes.

When the steamer Corsican arrived in Montreal on Saturday evening, after her usual weekly trip, it was found that she had sprung her old leak again and was filling with water. Her cargo was accordingly discharged as rapidly as possible, and she was put into Cantin's dry dock, where she has been repaired. Her place on the line yesterday was taken by the Spartan.


Str. Gipsy, Ottawa, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corinthian, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Magnet, Charlotte, pass. and fgt.

Str. Alexandria, Trenton, pass. and fgt.

Str. D.C. West, Westport, pass. and fgt.

Schr. L.S. Hammond, Chicago, 19,930 wheat.

Schr. Ocean Wave, Toronto, 2,265 wheat.


Tug Bronson, Montreal, two barges 40,000 grain.

Tug Active, Montreal, 4 barges 60,000 grain, 30 tons phosphate, 300 ft. deal.

Welland Canal - Bound Down.

Craftsman, Detroit, Collinsby, staves.

O. Mowat, Toledo, Kingston, corn.

Gulnair, Romney, Kingston, timber.

Victor, Toledo, Kingston, corn.

Speedwell, Port Huron, Kingston, staves.

G.M. Neelon, Toledo, Collinsby, timber.

St. Andrews, Detroit, Kingston, wheat.

Augusta, Toledo, Kingston, timber.

M. McRae, Toledo, Kingston, wheat.

Sligo, Toledo, Kingston, wheat.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 23, 1881