The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 12, 1886

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The steamer Deseronto, in port, was inspected today by Capt. Dick.

The yacht Mackie ?, owned by Mr. Macnee, has been sold to a gentleman in Montreal.

The schr. Mary Lyon brings 23,000 ? bush. corn to Kingston from Chicago for 4 cents per bushel.

Mr. Snee ( Snec?), Philadelphia, American Steamboat Inspector, looked over the str. Princess Louise yesterday.

The steamer Maxwell, of Montreal, purchased by Owen Sound parties, cleared for that place this morning.

Capt. Sweet, of Clayton, has bought the str. Ontario from Watertown parties and sent her to Charlotte for the season.

To help in preventing delays in vessels coming here with grain, storage is secured in vessels lying in the harbor, for which good prices are paid.

The tug Proctor, owned by Hall & Co., Ogdensburg, met the barges Sherman and Milan (Miles ?), laden with corn from Chicago, at Thirty-Mile Light, and brought them to Kingston. One of the vessels was taken to Ogdensburg.

James Dick, inspector of hulls, says the Lake Ontario currents are always easterly, except when a wind or gale continues several days from the east, and at the termination of the easterly gale the lake is stronger in its easterly course. He speaks from long experience.

The underwriters of the wrecked steamer Quebec have turned her over to Capt. Murphy, who released her from South River. Murphy was to get $17,000 for delivering her or take her for his pay as the underwriters might decide. It will cost $24,000 to repair her hull, to say nothing of the engines and boilers. Murphy will realize some $10,000 for his trouble.

Arrivals: schr. Fabiola, Toronto, 9,582 bush. wheat; schr. Lisgar, Sandusky, 23,330 bush. corn; prop. Lincoln, Sandusky, 17,500 bush. corn; schr. Mary Copley, Toledo, 19,700 bush. corn; schr. H.J. Mills, Chicago, 36,115 bush. corn; schr. Singapore, Charlotte, 349 tons coal; schr. Jennie Matthews, Chicago, 24,068 bush. corn.

Cleared: schr. Mary Copley, Clayton, light; schr. Flora Carveth, Cleveland, light; str. Resolute, Oswego, 328,454 feet lumber; schr. White Oak, Oswego, light; str. Nile and barges Bedford and Ottawa, light.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 12, 1886