The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 16, 1884

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The schr. Olivia, from Charlotte, is at Swift's with 200 tons of coal.

The schr. Eliza Fisher is loading stone at Strachan's quarry for Cobourg.

The schr. Comanche is on her way from Chicago to Kingston with corn.

The schr. Folger, with 225 tons coal, has arrived at Swift's from Oswego.

The schr. B.W. Folger has arrived from Oswego with 240 tons coal. She is at Swift's.

The steam barge R. Anglin is discharging 100 tons of iron ore. She came from Newboro.

The insurance rates on cargoes have been largely increased. The new rate came into force yesterday.

The tug Bronson left today with five barges and a pin plat, laden with 500,000 ft. of lumber and 50,000 bush. grain for Montreal.

The schr. Jessie Breck has cleared with 15,000 bushels of grain for Oswego. She will load coal at that place for Breck & Booth.

The schr. Wilcox, which ran aground near Snake Island on Wednesday morning, was released yesterday and proceeded to Cleveland.

The schr. F.G. King (Capt. Griffin) made the round trip from Kingston to Toledo and return in seventeen days. She loaded coal at Oswego and timber at Toledo. This was a quick trip.

The Chicago Tribune says the depression is unprecedented. Hundreds of vessels are lying idle. It is doubtful if there is a vessel on the lakes that will pay 2 per cent on capital invested.

The schr. Rutherford arrived from Toronto today with a cargo of 15,000 bushels of wheat, which she picked up at five different places. The freight on the cargo is only 2 cents, and the captain was obliged to pay $37 to the tug men in Toronto for towage. His profits will, therefore, be very small.

Today the schr. (sic) Watertown was launched at Powers' shipyard. She is now in first class condition. Her repairs include new iron keelsons and new stern and bow. Capt. Frank Jackman, of Toronto, has arrived to take her to Buffalo. Baxter Bros. will run her between Fort Erie and Black Rock.

The schr. Ariadne returned light from Oswego to Toronto, having made the round (unreadable). Capt. McKay has made arrangements to carry grain for Chapman for the remainder of the season at prevailing rates. She is now loading at Chapman's elevator and the captain expects to get away today.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 16, 1884