The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 6, 1884

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p.1 The Forwarding Business - The Manager of the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Company says business has been less successful during the past season than for many years. The coal trade from Oswego, Fairhaven and Charlotte enabled the company to keep their barges pretty well employed during the summer. The fact that grain freights were so very low and that there was an entire absence of up freights prevented the company from realizing enough to replace their barges with new ones. The forwarders look for a good trade next season, and if the government only continues in its good work and abolishes the canal tolls altogether, the St. Lawrence route will be immensely benefitted. The Kingston & Montreal Company did not sustain a single loss by accident, nor cost any insurance company a dollar.

p.2 Incidents Of The Day - The schr. Gearing has arrived from South Bay with 100 cords of wood for Mr. ?

The schr. Herbert Dudley arrived light this morning from Oswego, and went into winter quarters.

The steam yacht Magic has reached Clayton, where she will lay up for the winter. Next spring she goes on the Clayton-Alexandria Bay route.

The shoal upon which the prop. Haskell ran was not marked upon the chart. It is abreast of Dark Island going down. The water was supposed to be 45 feet deep. Capt. T. Donnelly yesterday found less than 15 feet.

p.3 The convention of Lake Seamens' Unions will be held in Detroit on Monday.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 6, 1884