The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 19, 1886

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p.3 Boating in the West - Capt. Dicke, Inspector of Hulls, first to navigate steamer to Fort William, Lake Superior, in 1858; he describes the first trip on steamer Rescue.


The Kingston rate in Chicago yesterday was 4  cents for corn and a quarter of a cent better for wheat.

The prop. Cuba called at Swift's wharf yesterday. She was very heavily laden. Among the passengers were a number of Italians en route from Cleveland to Prescott. They will work at railroad construction.

Yesterday morning the schr. Craftsman, Capt. Bates, cleared for the canal. When she reached the Upper Ducks a gale was encountered and her topsail yards, foremast and topmast were carried away. She was found drifting about by the tug Mixer and towed into port last evening. The damages to the vessel will total $40. Her owner, Capt. Lewis, says the loss is covered by insurance.

Arrivals: str. Alexandria, Ogdensburg, general cargo; schrs. Speedwell, Toronto, 15,000 bush. wheat; Jessie H. Breck, Toledo, 22,500 bush. corn; steam barge D.D. Calvin and consorts, Sault Ste. Marie, timber.

Cleared: tug Mixer, Freemason and consorts, Oswego, lumber; sloop Home, Cape Vincent, 10,000 ft. lumber and 100,000 shingles; schr. C.B. Benson, Toledo, light.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 19, 1886