The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 17, 1881

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The schr. A.G. Ryan loads 8,500 bu. barley for Oswego at 2 1/4 cents.

The schr. Benson, from Toledo, with timber, has arrived at Garden Island.

The tug F.A. Folger entered into commission today. She will make a fine harbor tug.

The schr. Eureka is again loading stone at the Penitentiary wharf for Charlotte.

Freights unchanged in coal from Oswego to St. Catharines and Hamilton, 40 cents; to Toronto, Kingston and Belleville, 30 cents.

The schr. Oliver Mowat has left for Chicago with 20,000 bushels of barley. The rate received was 6 1/2 cents.

The schrs. Lewis Ross and White Oak have been chartered to take barley to Buffalo at 6 cents. The demand for vessels to carry barley is large.

On Saturday morning the work of loading the barge Huron, at Brockville, was finished. She left for Oswego with 596,708 feet of lumber, the largest cargo ever put on a single barge at that place.

The tug Swan was successfully raised on Saturday morning. She had a hole punched in her stern about 20 x 15 inches in size. She first came to Kingston for repairs, but could not be hauled out at once. She then returned to the locks and started for Ottawa. Capt. Donnelly had a very small bill for doing the work, $250.


Prop. Celtic, Lake Erie, 2,340 bush. wheat.

Schr. Dundee, Toronto, 16,101 bush. wheat.

Schr. Olivia, Wellington, 6,355 bush. barley.

Prop. Persia, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Armenia, Deseronto, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corinthian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Passport, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Algerian, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Prop. City of Montreal, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Prop. California, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Cuba, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Dominion, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

p.3 Shipment of Explosives - being unloaded from small vessel at foot of Clarence Street, under direction of Harbor Master Smyth.

Steamboat Accident - While removing the yacht Marquis of Lorne from the ways at the shipyard, the steamer City of Belleville got into the water and filling went over on her beam ends. She was soon straightened.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 17, 1881