The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 15, 1886

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The steamer Bronson, with eight light barges, was due here today.

The str. Magnus, grain laden, was expected to arrive from Chicago today.

The str. Rothesay, being repaired at Davis' shipyard, will be ready for service on Saturday.

Richardson & Son are loading the barge Bismarck with 12,000 bushels of wheat for Montreal.

The Kingston and Montreal Forwarding Company's barge Dakota arrived in Montreal yesterday from Oswego, N.Y., with 784 tons of coal, the largest cargo ever carried through the canals.

The prop. Quebec is again reported in trouble. After months of trial and great expense in raising her from the bottom of the Sault she is now ashore at Presque Isle, Lake Huron.

A scow, thirty three feet long and ten feet wide, built by Mr. Davis for Mr. Derby, the late owner of the yacht Gracie, was launched today. The owner intends sailing in the scow to Ottawa, Montreal and Saguenay.

Yesterday Mr. R. Davis, who built a steam-yacht for Mr. Allan, of Brockville, handed the craft over to that gentleman. The yacht Jessie, which Mr. Davis took in part payment, is now here, and will likely be sold to a syndicate.

The mail steamer, which left Toronto yesterday morning, only went out about twelve miles when the storm was found so severe that it was considered dangerous to venture eastward with so many passengers on board. The boat returned to Toronto and started out this morning again.

Arrivals - tug Col. By and barges, Cape Vincent, light; prop. Ocean, Montreal, general cargo; schr. Flora Carveth, Charlotte, 437 tons coal; schr. B.W. Folger, Sodus Point, 173 tons coal; schr. E.P. Young, oak plank, for M.T. Co.; G. Suffel, Deseronto, lumber; sloop Lorraine, Gananoque, 4,290 bush. wheat.

Happenings Of The Day - Those who go down the river on the Hero Saturday will pass by the wrecked steamer Oconto. You'd better see it.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 15, 1886