The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1886

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The barge Oswego, after receiving general repairs, was launched today.

The schr. Jessie Macdonald, Captain Blanchard, has arrived with a cargo of wheat.

The prop. Bruno and schr. Laura will bring 33,000 bushels of wheat from Toronto to Kingston.

The schr. A.G. Ryan was caught in the blow of last week and had her canvas torn to pieces.

The schr. Jessie Breck has been chartered to carry timber from Toledo to Garden Island.

The schrs. A. Falconer and O. Mowat have been chartered to carry lumber from the city to Oswego.

The charters today in Chicago of wheat for export reached 400,000 bushels.

The yacht Hard Tack was launched at McCorkill's yard today. She will take part in the races at Gananoque on May 24th.

It is estimated that over 1,000,000 bushels of grain have been handled at Portsmouth and Kingston during the season so far.

The steamer Island Belle, rebuilt at Thousand Island Park, has reached Clayton. She was propelled by horse power, and made six miles in an hour and twenty minutes.

The steamer Ontario was sold yesterday afternoon at Gananoque, under a mortgage foreclosure. She was bid in by Griffin & Mullen ?, of Watertown, for $9,500 ?. She was only two years old, and cost $30,000 ?.

The steamer Quinte, rebuilt from her water line, is again on her route. She is handsomely upholstered. Capt. Graves, a popular and trustworthy officer, is still in command. The other officers are: T. Hall, mate; J. Walker, purser; and J. Dungan, engineer.

While the prop. Tilley was towing the schr. Augustine (sic - Augustus ?) out of Portsmouth harbour last evening the latter struck against the penitentiary dock. A large hole was punched in her planking, and she had to be brought to the city for repairs before proceeding up the lake.

Arrivals - prop. Maggie Marshall, Manistee, 400,000 feet deals; schr. Oliver Mowat, 469 tons coal.

Cleared - schr. Gold Hunter, Charlotte, light; schr. Vienna, Oswego, light; prop. Tilley and schrs. G.N. Neelon, Augusta, J.E. Benson and T.E. Merritt, Lake Superior, light.

The schr. W.R. Taylor has reached Garden Island from Cheboygan with timber. The steamer Metamora and four charges, Lake Superior; schrs. Pride of America, Cheboygan, and schr. Margaret Muir, Harvey Springs, were expected to reach Garden Island today with timber.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1886