The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 20, 1886

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The sloop Laura D. is loading 3,000 bushels of oats at Eilbeck's for Belleville.

Richardson's are loading the sloop Lorraine with 4,300 bushels of wheat for Deseronto.

The str. Princess Louise ran from Kingston to Clayton last evening in one hour and a half.

The schr. H. Dudley, from Chicago, is discharging 14,000 bushels wheat at Richardson's wharf.

The schrs. O. Mowat, Folger and Gearing have been chartered to carry half a million feet of lumber to Oswego.

The schr. Gleniffer, Toledo, timber; schr. M.A. Lydon, Sandusky, coal; are in the Welland Canal, en route to Kingston.

The rates quoted in Chicago for Kingston cargoes are 4 1/2 cents and 5 cents on corn and wheat respectively. There is a good demand for vessels.

The Montreal Transportation Company have purchased the prop. Europe, lying at St. Catharines. She will be brought here, fitted out, and used in the grain trade between Chicago and Montreal.

The captain of the schr. Manzanilla says that he left the schrs. Marquis and Wawanosh in the canal. They were leaking. The schr. Marquis has coal for Toronto and the schr. Wawanosh timber for Garden Island.

The Kingston and Montreal Forwarding Company have secured the contract of carrying 2,500 tons of rails from Montreal to Brockville. The rails are for the Brockville & Westport railway.

The prop. Oneida, consort of the wrecked prop. Oconto, trading between Toledo and Ogdensburg, stranded in Lake Huron on Niagara reef, near Green Island. She was out three feet forward, but it was expected she could be easily taken off.

Capt. Donnelly says the law with regard to the overcrowding of steamboats should be rigidly enforced in Toronto. He saw boats leave the wharves last week so crowded that the people could hardly find standing room.

The schr. H.W. Sage, from Milwaukee, with 54,000 bush. corn, was only thirty-six bushels short when discharged at Portsmouth. This was after she had lightened half her cargo, so that she could pass through the Welland Canal. The vessel cleared for Charlotte yesterday, where she will be loaded with 1,000 tons of coal for Chicago. The rate secured was $1 per ton.

Arrivals - schrs. Manzanilla, Ludington, 100,000 feet of deals and 233,000 ft. timber; Annie Minnes, Oswego, 300 tons coal; Philo Bennett, Oswego, 200 tons coal.

Cleared - schrs. Annie Minnes, Oswego, light; Parthenon, Oswego, light; Singapore, Charlotte, light; Jessie Breck, Sandusky, light; sloop Two Brothers, Cape Vincent, 1,500 ties; str. Resolute, Oswego, 300,000 ft. lumber; steam barge Nile and barges, Ottawa, light.


Investigation As To The Cause Of Unpleasantness On A Steamer.

The unpleasantness between the Knights of Pythias and employees of the str. Corinthian has resulted in the suspension of Purser Footner. He has been asked for a report of the whole affair, and it is already in the hands of the company. He denies most emphatically the statement made that he said he would give state rooms if any were left over. The chairs and sofas were most plentiful, and it was false that he had overcharged anyone for meals. Mr. Footner is one of the oldest and most efficient employees in the company's services.

Alexander Milloy, traffic manager, submitted to Mr. Senecal his report of the investigation into the charges made by Mr. Hall, one of the passengers on board the Corinthian. Mr. Milloy states that having got on board at Kingston, and not at Prescott, he was in a position himself to judge of the table arrangements, and describes as simply ridiculous the statement that passengers were hauled through the windows of the dining room for twenty-five cents extra. He was there himself and took his meal only at the last table. As to the price for meals, 75 cents and not fifty cents is the regular charge for dinner. Mr. Milloy says that no chairs are sold or rented on the steamers, and if 50 cents was paid for some on this occasion it was simply done through bribery, and this it is impossible to always prevent on any line. The sofas spoken of as belonging to the passengers are those generally used as beds, and for which a regular charge of 50 cents per person is always made. Fifty cents only is charged for mattresses, and this includes a pillow and sheet. Mr. Milloy explains that the purser thought it was better, in the company's interest, to give the preference of accommodation to the local people who travel regularly on the line. He winds up by stating that he considers the report made by Mr. Hall to be the result of malice.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 20, 1886