The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 14, 1885

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The schr. Pride of America is on her way to Garden Island with timber.

The prop. St. Magnus is lightening 20,000 bushels of wheat from Toronto.

The schr. Maggie Muir is bound down with timber for Garden Island.

Richardson & Sons are loading the barge Toledo with 24,000 bushels of oats for Montreal.

The schr. Watertown, laden with granite for Chicago, cleared last evening.

The schooner Clara White has arrived with 111 tons of coal for the Rockwood Asylum.

The schr. White Oak has reached Oswego with 14,000 bushels of rye. She brings coal to Kingston.

The sloop Home called at Richardson's dock today with 300 bushels of wheat from Wolfe Island.

The steamer Empress of India is being fitted out and will start on her route on the 20th.

The first steamer of the season will leave Owen Sound for Port Arthur on Saturday next.

Mr. W.E. Bell left last week for Milwaukee to take the position of first mate on the steamer Progress.

The steamer Prince Arthur, which is likely to ply between Picton and Alexandria Bay this summer, is at Gananoque.

The tug Curfew, and two schooners and two barges, arrived from Ogdensburg today en route up the lakes.

The tug McArthur will leave for Oswego tomorrow night. On her return she will take a raft from Collinsby to Quebec.

The Oswego Pall reports the steambarge Reliance disabled and caught in the ice off that harbor. A tug went to her rescue.

The schooner Jessie Breck, in tow of the Traveller, arrived at Garden Island today with 200 pieces of pine from Cobourg.

The Seamen's Union at Chicago have voluntarily submitted to a reduction in wages from $2 to $1.50 a day on account of low lake freights.

The prop. W.L. Frost, from Chicago, with 55,000 bushels of corn, will arrive here this evening, the first arrival from the west.

The schr. G. Suffel, Deseronto, laden with lumber and shingles, and the schr. Rainbow, of Deseronto, laden with lumber and wood, have arrived at Rathbun's.

The str. Princess Louise has commenced regular trips to Gananoque. This morning she brought a large cargo of merchandise and eighty passengers to Kingston.

The yacht Annie Laurie, owned by Col. Hance, is being generally overhauled at Power's shipyard. The steamer Bloomer was hauled out today at the same yard for general repairs.

The str. Curlew arrived from Ogdensburg this morning with the schooners Rounds, Groves, light, and barges Tuscorora, Hattie L., and Johnson, lumber laden. They will remain here until the arrival of the Proctor.

The gov't tug Sir John, after receiving a new wheel, was launched from Powers' yard yesterday. She was constructed at Buffalo. It is stated that $126,000 was spent by our government last year for tugs, dredges and dumping scows in the United States.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 14, 1885