The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1886

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p.1 Trip Down The Rideau - a letter to editor describing scenery, etc.



The schr. Eliza Fisher, Capt. O'Hagan, is discharging 7,000 bushels of peas.

The Laura D. arrived from Trenton with 50,000 ft. of lumber for McRossie.

One forwarding firm has 600,000 bushels of grain on the way from Chicago and Toledo.

Government Inspector Adams has been examining boat boilers in Belleville harbour.

The steamer St. Lawrence took a spin about the harbor today in order to test her machinery.

Capt. Milo Estes has arrived in the city and assumed command of the str. St. Lawrence.

The str. Thompson left for Montreal with six barges lumber laden and three barges grain laden.

Passed Welland Canal for Kingston - steambarge Lincoln and consorts, Toledo, corn; steambarge Majors, Toledo, corn.

Arrivals - prop. Alma Munro, Montreal, general cargo; prop. Dominion, Montreal, general cargo; schr. Sea Gull, Ogdensburg, light.

The shortages this year have been few. In several instances vessels had overpluses. One cargo of corn panned out 280 bushels of damaged grain. It was sold in the city.

Cleared - schr. F. Butler, Oswego, light; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 318,000 feet lumber; barge Ontario, Oswego, 130,179 feet lumber; barge Cataraqui, Oswego, 171,960 feet lumber.

Arrivals at Swift's - props. Dominion and Alma Munro, Montreal; Ontario, Hamilton; Persia, St. Catharines, and str. Rideau Belle, Westport. Cleared - str. Ida, Montreal.

The freight rates from Chicago to Kingston were strong at 6 cents on wheat and 5 1/4 cents on corn. The last crafts chartered are: schr. J.R. Noyes, 20,000 bushels corn; schr. Oliver Mowat, 25,000 bushels corn; schr. American, 20,000 bushels wheat.

When the prop. Hashel (sic - Haskell ?) with the barge Carpenter in tow, grain laden from Chicago, reached Pigeon Light this morning they were met by the str. Pierrepont, which towed the barge to Portsmouth, where she will be discharged. The propeller proceeded to Ogdensburg.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1886