The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 31, 1886

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p.2 The St. Lawrence Route - gaining favor with Chicago shippers - a better outlook for ship owners; some facts and figures. [Montreal Star]



The yacht Garfield, lying at Eilbeck's dock, is being fitted out.

The steambarge Reliance is loading lumber at Rathbun's dock for Oswego.

Mr. Ira Folger purchased the Cora W. Post from Mr. J. Turcotte of Gananoque.

The schr. Grantham left Toledo on Saturday evening with timber for Kingston.

The schrs. Westside and Samana, from Chicago, have entered the Welland canal for Kingston.

The Kingston rate on corn from Chicago is 4 1/2 cents. The schr. Jennie Matthews chartered for 24,000 bushels.

The schr. Singapore, holding the prop. Cuba's lighterage, 7,000 bush. corn, at Portsmouth, has been fitted out for service.

Capt. Hurley has chartered the tug Eleanor and her consorts, two barges, to carry railroad ties from Burrett's Rapids to Cape Vincent.

The Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Company will start the Passport on the first of June, and the Algerian, Corinthian and Corsican on the succeeding days.

The str. Ontario, bound up, stranded on Green Island reef, near the western end of Manitoulin Island, at the head of Lake Huron, but was released next evening.

On Friday the tug Mixer left with the barges Freemason and Minnie, 230,000 feet of lumber, for Oswego. The lumber was unloaded in five hours, and the boats reached the city on Saturday.

The tug McArthur reached Collinsby yesterday morning with three drams of timber from Toronto. The weather on Saturday outside was pretty rough. The McArthur leaves tonight with a raft of 12 drams.

Mr. P. Harty, of the marine department, will shortly leave on his annual trip of supplying the lighthouses from above Montreal to the upper end of Lake Superior. A propeller will be chartered for the occasion. Mr. Harty will be absent two months.

Arrivals: schr. Charger, Toledo, 17,700 bush. corn; schr. Hoboken, Chicago, 20,562 bush. wheat; schr. H.M. Scone, Chicago, 20,931 bush. wheat; schr. Speedwell, Toronto, 12,000 bush. wheat; steambarge Nile and barges Bedford and Isis, with lumber, from Ottawa.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 31, 1886