The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 21, 1886

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p.3 Good All Round Freight - The schr. Sage was the largest vessel that has ever sailed into this harbor. She has a carrying capacity of 60,000 bush. of corn, but only carried 54,000, the captain not being experienced in the east, and she was unloaded by the K. & M.T. Co.'s elevator in a day. The freight on the corn was $2,000, and on the 1,000 tons of coal, shipped at Charlotte, $1,000. Thus by the round trip the vessel made $3,000.


The water in the harbor has lowered a foot since the 1st of June.

The survey of the damages on the schr. M.J. Cummings amounts to $2,000.

The sale in Chicago of the Canadian schooner Elgin has been postponed until July 22nd.

The schr. Manzanilla, unloading deals at Portsmouth, cleared today for Oswego and loads coal for Hamilton.

S. Tyo, formerly mate of the schr. B.W. Folger, has shipped as second mate on the schr. Wawanosh.

The str. Garnet, en route to Toronto, called here last night. She had been engaged as an excursion boat.

The steambarge Freemason and consort have arrived here with 280 tons of coal for Ottawa. It is said 90 cents per ton is the freight rate.

Marine affairs at Oswego are very dull. On Saturday the steam barge Freemason and consort were the only lake craft in the harbor.

The prop. Dominion has arrived at Garden Island with the schrs. Wawanosh and Marquis, laden with timber and coal in tow. Both schooners were leaking. The Wawanosh lost some of her canvas on the way east.

A raft broke while running Long Sault on Saturday evening. As the raft was breaking up the timbers caught the pilot, Dale, of Aultsville, by the foot and almost severed it at the ankle. There were fifteen men on the raft, but all escaped.

The schr. O.M. Bond, which had been sunk at Port Dalhousie, is docked at Buffalo. She had one steam pump aboard, but not working. She left 130 tons of her coal cargo at Dalhousie, and after the other 514 tons are taken out a survey will be held on her.

Arrivals - prop. Nipigon, Chicago, 15,166 bush. corn; prop. Alma Munro, Toledo, 8,866 bush. corn; schr. A.M. Foster, Charlotte, 185 tons coal; prop. Shickluna, Sandusky, 5,500 bush. corn.

Cleared - schr. Hanlan, Oswego, light; schr. Mary, Oswego, light; schr. Wawanosh, Manistee, light; schr. Manzanilla, Ludington, light; tug Active and barges, Oswego, light.

An Elegant Steam Yacht - steam yacht Calumet.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 21, 1886