The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 15, 1881

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p.2 ad - R. & O. Nav. Co. - Tenders for Fuel Wood.

p.3 Death Everywhere Regretted - Doctor Holland, had yacht Camilla.

Yacht Atalanta - at Oswego.


There are no down freights. Vessels are coming here light.

The schr. Hyderabad is loading 500 tons of iron ore for Charlotte.

The schr. Manzanilla brings wheat from Port Dalhousie to Kingston at 1 1/4 cents.

The tug Champion left for Montreal with four barges, carrying 80,000 bushels of grain and 100 tons of phosphate.

The steamer Spartan, after discharging her cargo, started back to Montreal where the necessary repairs to her hull will be made.

The schr. Gulnair is said to have made a remarkably quick voyage from Kingston to Romney and return. She made the round trip in 14 days.

Crossover Island, between Brockville and Alexandria Bay, is having a new light house built by the Government. The cottage is almost finished.

The Gananoque Reporter says a buoy should be placed on the rock upon which the Spartan struck on Thursday night. Every fall the water is very low there.

Charters are dull at Chicago; the rates are 2 1/4 cents to Sarnia, and 5 cents to Kingston. The schooner Maggie McRae is the vessel chartered from that port to Kingston.

The boats of the Ontario and Richelieu Navigation Company will probably be run until the end of the month; but they may lay up sooner owing to the stagnation in eastern freight.

The following is the statement of the steamer Armenia of the Toronto and Ogdensburg line this season: Grain carried, 310,000 bushels; miles travelled from 1st May to 1st of October, 14,000; fuel burnt, 1,536 cords.

Most of the barley on the propeller Kingsford, recently ashore at Wellington, was sold at 20 and 25 cents a bag and a large quantity was dumped into the lake. Some of it was fished out and dried for feeding cattle.

Capt. Lewis, representing the Insurance companies, telegraphs that he has taken 4,500 bushels of grain dry, out of the barge London, which struck in the Gallops Rapids, sprung a leak and sank at Dickenson's Landing. The balance, 10,500 damaged, has been sold at a loss. The cargo is composed of wheat and corn. The London belongs to the Kingston and Montreal Forwarding Company.


Schr. Craftsman, Chatham, 200,000 ft. lumber.

Barge Manitoba, Perth, 100 tons phosphate.

Barge Otonobee, Westport, 4,200 bush. rye.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 15, 1881