The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 14, 1886

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The schr. M. McLellan is loading lumber for Dexter.

The schr. E. White is discharging 225 tons of coal for Crawford.

The prop. Ocean and Armenia were expected to reach here from Montreal today.

The steamer St. Lawrence can run from Belleville to Kingston in four hours.

Yesterday the str. St. Lawrence ran up the lake and turned about when she got about a mile from Pigeon light. Her machinery worked splendidly.

The tug Sir John arrived today with three barges, laden with lumber. They were: Hiram, 137,022 ft.; Portsmouth, 163,725; Rideau, 199,289 ft.

The rate on wheat from Chicago is 6 cents. The following vessels were chartered: schrs. White Star, 23,000 bush. wheat; Mystic Star, 24,000 bush. wheat; Belle Mitchell, 22,000 bush. corn.

Capt. S. Fraser is well pleased with the prop. Scotia. It is no trouble for her to handle her tow, the R. Gaskin, Southampton, and Oriental. These she towed from Kingston to Nine Mile Point in 1 hr. and 7 minutes, and she reached Long Point after a sail lasting 7 hours and 20 minutes.

The schrs. Elgin and Mowat have been chartered to carry 1,000,885 ft. of lumber to Oswego. They have made two trips each. On her first trip the Elgin carried 129,487 ft., and the Mowat, on her first trip, 271,703 ft. The second time the Elgin took 133,846 ft. and the Mowat 289,249 ft. There were 206,000 ft. to be shipped before the contract is completed.

Arrivals - schr. W. Elgin, Oswego, 132 tons coal, 50 bbls. water lime; schr. W.H. Rounds, Toledo, 22,000 bush. corn; schr. McLellan, Dexter, light; prop. St. Magnus, Toledo, 30,000 bush. corn; schr. Lisgar, Toledo, 23,000 bush. corn; steambarge Lincoln, Toledo, 17,200 bush. corn; schr. Grantham, Toledo, timber.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 14, 1886