The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 18, 1882

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p.3 Yachting News - new yacht Laura.

Dominion Salvage & Wrecking Co. - S.E. Gregory the agent in this city; company successfully salvaged vessel in Nova Scotia.

Regattas On Hand - Oswego Yacht Club; Royal Canadian Yacht Club.


The steamers Algerian and Magnet passed down this morning crowded with passengers.

The schr. G.Y. Sloan has reached Kingston first from Chicago, with 20,750 bushels of wheat.

Vessels get 4 cents on wheat from Toledo to Kingston. The rate obtained from Chicago to the same port is only 5 cents.

Charters at Toledo: Prop. Munroe, wheat to Montreal at 6 cents; prop. Nashua, wheat to Kingston at 4 cents; schr. Emerald, wheat to Kingston at 4 cents.

Messrs. Rathbun & Son's logs are blocked in the Otonabee River, near Peterboro', stopping navigation. The prevailing south winds have kept the logs back.

The steam barge Lincoln here discharged of 3,890 bushels wheat, and barges Lisgar, 6,000 bush. wheat, and Gibraltar, 4,125 bush. wheat, and then all cleared for Montreal.

The steamer Spartan arrived this afternoon. The boats on the mail line are making excellent time, and passengers have from two to three hours each trip to inspect the limestone city.

The Recorder reporter visited the wreck of the schr. Sam Cook on Saturday and found the once fine craft in a terribly bad shape. About four feet of her bow remains above water, while the hull and nearly two thirds of her aft mast have disappeared. The Cook is expensively rigged. The Captain and his family are camped on the island near the wreck.

The shipments of wheat for Montreal via Kingston are heavy just now. The following schrs. have left Chicago with wheat:

Emma L. Coyne 30,000

Geo. B. Sloan 21,000

Hartford 22,000

Nassau 21,000

W.J. Cummings 22,000

West Side 20,000

John T. Mott 21,000

Penokee 21,000

Oliver Mitchell 21,000

O.M. Bond 22,000

Leadville 22,000

George C. Finney 20,000

Total 263,000

Besides these cargoes several propellers have left Chicago within a few days with wheat for Montreal direct. It is noticeable that for the present, at least, a great deal of the wheat going forward takes the St. Lawrence route. Large quantities are also going forward by the New York route, but the shipments via Kingston are larger than ever before. C.J. Kershaw & Co., of Chicago and Milwaukee, are the sole shippers of all this. Vessel owners are taking heart at Toledo. Several charters have been made to carry grain from there to Kingston, and a good trade is expected for a time.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 18, 1882