The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 24, 1882

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p.2 The Toronto Regatta - Alarm, Aileen, Oriole, Coquette, Verve, Brunette, Madcap - won by Aileen.

p.3 Contract Awarded - Messrs. Vandusen & Co. of Syracuse awarded contract to build Murray Canal, via Presque Isle route.

It is said a line of propellers, to run between Cleveland and Ogdensburg, is about to be started. It will be under the management of Philo Chamberlain, formerly manager of the Northern Transportation Line.


The schr. A. Foster has returned light from Fairhaven.

The schr. Shandon has cleared for Chicago with 250 tons of rails, at $1.25.

The schr. Ocean Wave is discharging 160 tons of coal at Swift's wharf from Oswego.

The schrs. Pevoke (sic) and Freeman are at Portsmouth, with grain, but the quantities we have not learned.

The steamer Geneva has been sold to Mr. John Turner, of Toronto, and will carry passengers to and from the island.

The tug Bronson has arrived from Montreal having in tow eight barges, some of which carried 800 tons of iron rails.

The schr. Senator Blood has been chartered at Detroit to take wheat to Oswego at 4 1/2 cents, while the Belle Hansom (sic) brings wheat from Toledo at 4 1/4 cents.

The tug Glide cleared for Montreal on Saturday with the barges Senator and Toronto, carrying 1,200 tons coal, and two barges carrying 40,000 bushels of wheat.

The tug Active, with the barges Glenora and J. Gaskin, have arrived at Milwaukee and are now discharging their cargoes. The probability is that they will load grain at Chicago for Montreal.

The steamer Norseman came from Rochester and Oswego on Sunday morning, discharging her freight here. Her passengers went down the river on the mail steamer. The Norseman remained here until 5 o'clock, then cleared for the west. The Captain and officers were visited by many Kingstonians.

The harbor this morning presented an animated appearance. During Saturday night the arrivals were numerous, as follows:

Schr. J.T. Mott, Chicago, 21,076 bush. wheat.

Prop. Glenfinlas, Toledo, 7,640 bu. wheat.

Schr. Emerald, Toledo, 20,000 bu. wheat.

Schr. Westside, Chicago, 20,000 bu. wheat.

Schr. O. Mitchell, Chicago, 22,273 bu. wheat.

Schr. G.C. Finney, Chicago, 20,172 bu. wheat.

Schr. Nassau, Chicago, 21,000 bu. wheat.

Schr. L. Ross, Port Hope, 16,575 bu. wheat.

Schr. E. Coyne, Chicago, 29,392 bu. wheat.

All the above crafts are lying off the wharf of the Montreal Transportation Company, to whom the cargoes are consigned. The Company have sufficient barges into which to discharge the grain, so that there is little probability of delay. Of course it will take several days to discharge the entire fleet.

The schr. E.L. Coyne, it will be noticed, has a cargo of 29,392 bushels of wheat - the largest that has come here so far through the Welland Canal. It is hoped that other vessels of a similar size will follow her. She made the through trip without breaking bulk, and anchored in our harbor without any trouble.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 24, 1882