The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1886

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The schr. E.P. Beals brings wheat to Kingston at 5 3/4 cents from Chicago.

The schr. Grantham is receiving a new mizzen-mast at Port Dalhousie.

The str. Khartoum has arrived with a cargo of potatoes from Prescott.

The str. Cuthbert, of Belleville, is at Davis' ship yard receiving a new wheel.

The schr. Benson, Toledo, is discharging grain at Portsmouth.

The str. Tecumseh and tow cleared today for Georgian Bay to load timber for Collinsby.

The Kingston dry dock is now being used as a harbour of refuge for yachts and skiffs.

The tug McArthur goes to Toronto for a raft of timber. Three large rafts came from that port this summer.

Capt. Sawyer, who is master of the schr. R.T. Mott, now in port, has been in charge of the vessel for 23 years.

The steam barge Tecumseh and consorts have arrived at Collinsby with timber from Traverse City. They return to that port for another and similar cargo.

The schooner Oliver Mowat arrived this afternoon with 526 tons of coal. Captain Saunders was surprised to learn that he had been in trouble in Oswego. He had heard nothing of it until he read the News.

The 7,000 bushels of damaged corn taken out of the schr. C. Ames were sold to Richardson & Son. Complaint has been made that the corn was not put to competition.

The schr. Gulnair has left Garden Island for Whiskey Bay, there to load timber. The prop. Myles, if she can get back to the bay after discharging here, will tow the Gulnair down again.

The schr. Manzanilla (Capt. E.W. Casey) rebuilt last year, is at Garden Island. Her hull is painted green, giving her a very gay appearance. She was to leave for Cheboygan today, and load timber for Kingston.

The new steam yacht built last winter for Mr. Miller, of Queen's College, was tested yesterday. She was run as far as Rockwood Asylum and back. Her speed astonished both the builder and owner. She covered two miles and a half in 14 minutes. It is calculated she will run 10 miles an hour easily.

The palace steamer St. Lawrence, a new and charming route, such a 25 cent tea as only the St. Lawrence affords, and a 25 cent fare will make the Queen's birthday excursion of Queen Street Church a most attractive and enjoyable way of celebrating. By all means be patriotic and benevolent when you can do it so pleasantly.

The propeller Glengarry and her consorts, the schooner barges Glenora and Gaskin, loaded 100,000 bushels of Manitoba wheat at Fort William on Tuesday, and sailed for Montreal. This is the largest tow that has ever been shipped by the St. Lawrence. The above vessels are chartered for the season by Messrs. Ogilvie & Co., and will run between Lake Superior and Montreal.

Arrivals - Schr. David Stewart, Chicago, 35,000 bush. wheat; schr. Richard Mott, Chicago, 17,847 bush. wheat; schr. Annie Falconer, Ogdensburg, light; schr. White Oak, Ogdensburg, prop. Tilley, Toledo, 32,000 bush. corn; schr. G.M. Neelon, Toledo, 22,800 bush. corn; schr. J.R. Benson, Toledo, 22,000 bush. corn; schr. T.R. Merritt, Toledo, 23,100 bush. corn; schr. Augusta, Toledo, 22,900 bush. corn; schr. St. Lawrence, Chicago, 21,350 bush. corn; prop. Alma Munro, Toledo, lightened 4,000 bush. corn and proceeded to Montreal.

Clearances - schr. J.R. Benson, Sault Ste. Marie, light; tug McArthur, Oswego, light; schr. T.R. Merritt, Decomona, N.S., light; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 118,498 feet lumber; schr. Wawinosh, for Ashtabula, light, and to load coal for Owen Sound; schr. Clara White, Wolfe Island, bunch wood; steambarge Nile and consorts, Ottawa, light; tug Hiram A. Calvin and raft for Quebec; schrs. Gulnair and Manzanilla, upper lakes, light.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1886