The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 13, 1883

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The tug Glide goes to Oswego with two barges for coal.

The new steam barge Jennie has arrived from Port Stanley with 8,000 bush. of wheat.

The steamer Rupert will engage in the passenger trade between Oswego, Kingston and Belleville.

The steamer Rupert's charge (salvage) for going to the assistance of the propeller City of Montreal is only $400.

The tug H.A. Calvin has cleared for Montreal with ten barges, carrying 32,000 bushels of wheat.

There is about 10,000,000 bushels of grain afloat between Chicago, Milwaukee and other Western ports and Kingston.

The rates on coal from Oswego to Chicago is $1.30 per ton, a high figure which will have a tendency to increase the cost of coal.

The schr. G. Suffely, from Belleville, with 4,500 bush. wheat has arrived. Her freight was 1 1/4 cents. The profits will not, therefore, be great.

Sliding ways are being built for the launching of the tug D.G. Thompson at the M.T. Co.'s wharf. She is a handsome looking boat. Her boiler will be placed in her after she has been launched.

The tugs Glide and Bronson have returned from Montreal with eleven barges and two scows. The scows are fitted with machinery and go to Toronto to be used in connection with the harbor work.

The first shipment of grain from Belleville to Montreal, direct, will be made next week. Cargoes go from Chicago to Midland, thence over the Midland R.R. and Grand Junction R.R. to Belleville. Some 60,000 bushels are in the first consignment. The Port Hope trade is thus cut out by Belleville.

p.3 A Struggle For Life - Calvin's raft hits Victoria Bridge pier.

p.4 Deseronto Doings - str. Puritan carried excursion to Picton on trial trip.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 13, 1883