The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 16, 1886

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The barge Iowa, owned by the M.T. Company, recaulked in Oswego, is leaking badly.

The lumber unloaded from the steambarge Nile, at the penitentiary dock recently, is being transhipped into barges, to be taken to Quebec.

The str. Haze, (an old American revenue cutter) arrived in port on Saturday and remained over Sunday. She is now engaged in delivering river light-house supplies. She is splendidly kept and equipped.

The steambarge Clinton, on her way from Chicago to Kingston with two barges in tow, broke her eccentric straps when fifteen miles off Milwaukee, and had to go to that harbor for repairs. The two barges she left out in the lake, and they were kept under sail until a tug arrived to tow them into Milwaukee.

The Kingston and Montreal Forwarding Company, largely engaged in the forwarding of grain in through consignments from Chicago and Toledo, show that the efforts of the Canadian shippers to compete with the Americans for the carriage of the produce of the north-western states routes has been successful. Up to date the company has unloaded on to steamships at Montreal a dozen more cargoes than they carried during the whole of last year. All the company's vessels are now actively engaged in the trade, and full cargoes at the current rate of freights are offered until well on towards the close of the season.

Arrivals - schr. Hanlon, Toronto, 6,300 bush. wheat; schr. Cornelia, Oswego, 201 tons coal; schr. Fabiola, Toronto, 9,000 bush. wheat; barge Jennie, Toledo, 33,500 bush. wheat; barge Belle, Toledo, 30,000 bush. wheat; barge Maggie, Toledo, 28,000 bush. wheat; barge Toronto, Oswego, 587 tons coal; schr. Nellie Hunter, Toronto, 10,500 bush. wheat.

Cleared - schr. Clara White, Oswego, light; schr. A.M. Foster, Oswego, 76.000 feet lumber; schr. Julia, Charlotte, light; schr. Vienna, Oswego, light.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 16, 1886