The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 29, 1881

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The water in the St. Lawrence is very low at present.

The schr. Florida is loading iron ore for Cleveland at $1 per ton.

A raft of sixteen drams passed down this morning in tow of tug McArthur for Quebec.

The schr. Nellie Sherwood is being overhauled, previous to entering the fall grain trade. Her repairs will cost $500.

The Hastings has been laid up for the season. Capt. Craig has resumed office work, while Capt. Crawford will command the Hero until the close of navigation.

The barque Garden Island has been chartered to carry coal from England to Ceylon and return to Britain with a cargo of rice. The round voyage will occupy about ten months and net Calvin & Son a freight probably of $10,000.

The cargo of the schr. George Suffel, wheat laden, on being unloaded over ran 700 bushels. The owner claims the surplus, because the bill of lading contains the words "more or less." The grain was loaded out of farmer's waggons along the shore of Lake Erie. The scales upon which the weighing was done requires the attention of the Inspector.


Str. Passport, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corinthian, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

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

Str. Prussia, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Welland Canal - Bound Down.

Fanny Campbell, Bay City, Kingston, timber.

John Magee, Chicago, Ogdensburg, corn.

Steam barge Saxon, Colchester, Montreal, wheat.

Ordered Up.

The meteorological office has ordered up the cautionary storm signals at Collingwood, Saugeen, Kincardine, Goderich, Port Dover, Oakville, Toronto, Cobourg, Presqu'isle, Owen Sound, Sarnia, Bayfield, Port Stanley, Port Colborne, Port Burwell, Port Dalhousie, Port Credit, Port Hope, Deseronto and Kingston.

Demand For Vessels.

A Toronto despatch says there is a growing demand for vessels in that port for grain. There are probably 2,000,000 bushels of barley in store, besides wheat and it wants moving. It will be observed that the D.M. Foster gets 2 1/2 cents on grain to Kingston, and it may be considered that will be paid in future - till another advance takes place. It was expected that some vessels would be in last night from below, and they will have no delay this time in getting a load. There is also some lumber awaiting shipment, but there is nothing said of a change in rates.

-Capt. Pitcher of schr. Nevada robbed at Chicago.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 29, 1881