The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 10, 1884

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The tug Edmond and three barges have arrived at Breck & Booth's dock.

The prop. Celtic, Montreal, and str. Corsican, Montreal, called at Swift's today.

The schr. H. Dudley left Richardson's last evening with 8,000 bush. peas for Oswego.

The schr. B.W. Folger has been chartered to carry barley from Gananoque to Oswego.

The schr. Singapore, from Detroit, has arrived at Garden Island. She is laden with staves.

The Clara White, Deseronto, lumber and wood, and the steambarge Nile, Deseronto, wood, have arrived at Rathbun's.

The schr. J.H. Breck has arrived at Garden Island with timber from Toledo at $50 per m.; seamen's wages $2.50. Not much profit.

A fine river scow is in course of erection in Davis' yard. It is being built by Mr. S. Derreau (sic - Daryaw ?), of Simcoe Island. The capacity of the scow will be 3,000 bushels.

The storm on Wednesday broke up a raft of ties, the property of the Rathbun Company, lying at the spile dock. Men were busily engaged this morning gathering up the remnants.

The steamer Ida will cease running on the Rideau Canal route on Nov. 1st. She will be hauled out here and 12 feet added to her stern. This will enable her to make better time than she does now.

The M.T. Co. are getting their ways repaired. They intend to put new bottoms in two of their elevators before navigation closes. The company will also rebuild three barges during the winter.

The tug Active, notwithstanding the heavy weather, arrived in Oswego with her tow of six American barges, lumber laden, at 7 o'clock last evening. Capt. Gaskin says there has been considerable talk at this port that the barges were not good sea boats, but he is of the opinion that none ever left this port better.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 10, 1884