The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 8, 1884

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p.1 District Dashes - Messrs. Gearing & Bongard shipped the first cargo of barley from Picton this season, per schr. Hanlan, on Monday. The price was 58 cents, which is a pretty good figure.



The steam barge Indian and consorts have been laid up.

The steam barge Resolute cleared today, light, for Deseronto.

The rate on barley to Oswego is very low - 1 1/4 cents to 1 3/4 cents per bushel.

The schr. Oliver Mowat is chartered to load lumber at the K. & P. spile dock for Oswego.

The steam barge Nile and barge Bedford have arrived at Rathbun's from Ottawa with lumber.

The famous yacht Atalanta will be sold at Auction on the 20th. She was built three years ago.

The three steamers of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company will only make a trip or two more before laying up.

The barge Mary Stockton, towed to Sackett's Harbor by the str. Hastings from Kingston, has discharged her cargo of lumber and left for Saginaw, Mich.

The tug Thompson arrived with six barges from Montreal, light, and left today with four barges, carrying 1,800 tons of coal and 19,000 bushels of wheat for Montreal.

The tug Active arrived this morning from Oswego with three barges and 1,800 tons of coal. The tug left today with six American barges laden with lumber for Oswego.

Already a large number of vessels have gone into ordinary. Before the close of October the shipping will be over. Few vessel men can truthfully say they have made money.

The schr. Wilcox has arrived at Garden Island with timber from Whiskey Bay, rate $75 per m. The steambarge Tecumseh and consorts, from Toledo, timber laden, have reached Collinsby.

The schrs. Laura, Ashland, 215,988 feet of deals for Quebec; Blake, Manistee, 338,995 ft. of deals for Quebec; steam barge Niagara, Manistee, 400,000 ft. of deals for Quebec, are among the late arrivals.

Capt. Sweet, of Clayton, is perfecting arrangements for the construction of a new steamer to go on the route of the Maynard next season. The new boat will be completed and go on the route on July 1st, 1885.

The schr. Great Western has reached Oswego and discharged her cargo of lumber. Some days ago the schooner was driven upon the beach at Presque Isle. Capt. Edmunds unloaded a portion of the lumber and had it piled upon the beach. He then released his vessel, and loaded the lumber with the exception of about 3,000 feet.

The schr. Arabia, with 20,000 bushels of corn for Midland from Chicago, encountered a gale and began to leak. She sank in 100 feet of water at the entrance to the Georgian Bay. The crew were saved. The Arabia belongs to the Canadian canal fleet, was a very old vessel, having been built in 1852 at Kingston. Her owners were Wichle & Co., of Montreal, and her value $7,000. She was rebuilt ten years ago. The cargo of corn was insured for about $12,000.

American Canoe Association - decide on Delaney's Pt., Grenadier Island, for next year's meeting.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 8, 1884