The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1885

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There is plenty of ice in Oswego harbor.

The steamer Bruno came in today grain laden.

The steambarge Tecumseh, from Toledo with timber, has arrived.

The schr. B.W. Folger has returned from Charlotte with coal for Swift.

The steamer Utica has been chartered by the Rathbun Company for the season.

The schr. Katie Eccles has arrived from the west with 11,000 bushels of grain.

The steambarge Reliance has made a round trip between Deseronto and Clayton.

The schr. A.G. Ryan was sold yesterday by Messrs. Cuthbert and Cummings, of Trenton.

The steambarge D.D. Calvin and consorts were to leave today for Toledo, there to load square timber.

The schr. Senator Blood, dismasted last fall en route to Kingston, has been transformed at Oswego into a barge.

The inspectors have decided against the use of Shipman's kerosene engines in small boats running on the river.

The first timber tow of the season, fifty drams of oak timber, Kingston to Quebec, passed down the river on Monday.

Captain Noonan has chartered the steamer Freemason, which will leave here on Monday at noon to take freight down the canal.

Capt. Jos. Braund, of the schr. Vienna, has captured the hat at Oswego, he being the first to enter that port on a vessel this season.

The schr. Polly M. Rodgers, lying at Cape Vincent, is being fitted out. Messrs. J. Shaughre and J. Graham of this city have positions on the vessel.

The schrs. E.P. Beale and A.L. Andrews, loading stone at Grenadier Island, are expected to arrive here on Sunday. They are consigned to Chicago.

The crew of the steamer to ply between Alexandria Bay and Picton will wear navy blue uniforms, with bright buttons, and caps with gold bands bearing the name of the steamer.

The steambarge Niagara, after being lightened yesterday, was taken off successfully from Long Point. She arrived here this morning and is discharging her cargo. Her damages are light. The tug McArthur and lighter have arrived in port. The Niagara is grain laden from Toronto.

Dredging Out the Slips - medical officer of health wants slips dredged, especially at the foot of Barrack st. because the latrines at the barracks empty into it; the gov't will let the city have the dredge for $30 a day.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1885