The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 9, 1883

Full Text

p.2 Secured A Salvage - Collinsby Rafting Co. - tug McArthur and burning steamer Flower City on Aug. 5th, 1881.



Capt. Sheeley's scow Carlton has more business than she can possibly attend to.

A.B. Cleveland's steam yacht of Cape Vincent, was never in better condition than at present.

Clayton has quite a fleet of fast yachts. The latest addition is the yacht Gracie, of New York, which will cruise this year among the islands.

Thos. White, of Gananoque, has chartered the steamer Crusoe for an excursion to Ogdensburg, on the day of the Hanlan-Ross race.

The yacht Laura is showing greater speed at Oswego than she did here. Running with lower canvass only she beat the Katie Grey in a five mile race, the latter carrying her topsails.

The schr. Venus was in port a few days ago, unloading a cargo of grindstones. The stones are from Cleveland. Some were billed for Kingston, others for Gananoque, Brockville, Prescott and Montreal.

The str. Maud makes the Sunday trips to and from the Island, owing to the large amount of travel between the city and the islands. An evening boat should be run to accommodate those who would like to attend evening service in Kingston.

The steamer Pierrepont is on the ways having her bottom plated and strengthened. On Tuesday she makes a moonlight trip for the pleasure of the Gananoque folks. The steamer has also been engaged to take the Field Battery to Brockville on the 25th, at a charge of $1 each for men, and $2 each for horses.

The Prescott Telegraph speaks of the schooner Rival leaving Cleveland in the afternoon of May 24th and arriving at Prescott and discharging in eight days afterwards, 150,000 tons of coal. The trip was undoubtedly quick, but it is the cargo that surprised us. Did anyone see it go east?

The steamer Nile and barge have left Lake Opinicon with phosphate for a farmer, who is about to establish a factory at Smith's Falls in which to convert the mineral into manure. Good phosphate is valued at $16.50 per ton. The scow Moravia is loading phosphate at Lake Opinicon for J. Richardson & Sons, at $13 per ton.

The arrivals at the Montreal Transportation Company are: Schr. Paragon, Toronto, 11,651 bush. wheat; Flora Emma, Port Hope, 9,000 bush. peas; Hanlan, Belleville, 7,000 bush. peas; Nevada, Chicago, 19,807 bush. corn. The tug Perew clears tonight for Montreal with six barges having 100,000 bushels grain and 125 tons of phosphate.

Capt. Donnelly and the Messrs. Sincennes, of Quebec, who represent Mr. Ross visited the steamer Conqueror. She was found still lying on her beam ends. The after smoke stack and the pilot house were washed away. The craft will be raised as soon as possible by means of barges and taken to Montreal or Ogdensburg for repairs, there being no ways here upon which the work can be done.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
June 9, 1883
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Rick Neilson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 9, 1883