The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1884

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The schr. King has been chartered to carry coal from Oswego.

The prop. Nassau, Cleveland, coal oil, arrived at Swift's today.

The steam-barge Kingsford arrived at Oswego from Trenton. She experienced rough weather on the passage over, losing a portion of her deck load of lumber.

The str. Corinthian was wind-bound here. She did not leave until 6 o'clock this morning. The str. Algerian was also delayed. She should have arrived at 5 o'clock, but was detained until 12 o'clock.

The M.T. Co.'s arrivals are: schr. Canton, 21,863 bushels of wheat; schr. Hammond, Detroit, 20,000 bushels of wheat. The departures are: tug Bronson, Montreal, four barges with 80,000 bushels of wheat, and two barges for the K. & M. Co., grain laden.

Rathbun's arrivals are: tug Easton, Ottawa, four barges, 365,000 ft. lumber; steam barge Nile and barge Bedford, Ottawa, 250,000 ft. lumber. The departures are: steam-barge Nile, Deseronto, 75,000 ft. lumber; schr. Gazelle, Deseronto, light; Sovereign, Deseronto, light.

All the steamers on the Bay of Quinte were more or less late yesterday, owing to the heavy gale which prevailed. The Hero arrived at Belleville only one hour late, having experienced very heavy weather in both the Lower and Upper Gaps. After leaving Kingston the weather moderated somewhat, but when the lower gap was reached the wind freshened to a hurricane and the waves rolled high, but the rain, which afterwards followed, had the effect of reducing the latter very considerably. When in the upper gap the wind changed fully four points, followed by another (line unreadable). All ports were called at and Picton reached about half an hour late. A large number of passengers, particularly American fishing parties and tourists, were on board, and claimed that the Hero was the best sea boat of her size they ever saw. She rode the seas like a duck.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1884