The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 5, 1883

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p.2 Rathbun & Co. are said to be seriously contemplating the removal of their business from Oswego. They say Deseronto can be made the distributing point for their lumber. They have railroad tracks running in every direction in their immense yard there. E.W. Rathbun & Co. own the track between Deseronto and the Junction, where the track connects with the Grand Trunk Railway. The Company is now building a road from the Grand Trunk track to Gananoque, a distance of only three miles, and on its completion lumber can be shipped by the Company by rail direct from Deseronto to Albany, New York, Boston and other points as cheap as is now done by water, the crossing between Gananoque and Clayton being made by railroad car ferryboats, thus avoiding transhipment, and placing their lumber in Eastern markets far more expeditiously. The Company regards the action of the Oswego City Council as an evidence of antagonism on the part of city officials, and it gives force to the argument in favor of removal.

Astonishing The Officers - wheelsman N.S. Wilson of str. Hero got married.

Today's Marine News.

The schr. Senator Blood is loading lumber and telegraph poles for Oswego.

The schr. Jessie Macdonald has arrived with 160 tons of coal from Oswego for Breck & Booth.

The wrecked Conqueror will probably be raised. She is in a good position for work to be performed upon her.

People say that the divided parts of the Athabasca and Alberta will not get beyond Kingston this fall.

The barge Kinghorn is loading 21,000 bush. of peas for Montreal for Messrs. Richardson & Sons.

There have been more wrecks between Kingston and Cornwall this season than in any season for ten years.

The arrivals at the M.T. Co.'s wharf are: Prop Canada, Toledo, 6,000 bush corn; barge Kansas, Charlotte, 511 tons coal; schr. Eureka, Oswego, 170 tons coal; barge Oswego, Charlotte, 537 tons coal; schr. Hartford, Chicago, 21,800 bush. corn.

Str. Conqueror struck at Johnston's light house Thursday night at half-past 11 o'clock. Capt. C. Crowley was not aware but the light house had been shifted. It was formerly on the head of the island. A snow storm was the cause of all the trouble. No fault should be attached to the Captain as he knows his business well.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 5, 1883