The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 25, 1886

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Calvin's twelfth raft left this morning for Quebec. It contained twelve drams.

The schrs. Clara White, Blanche and Erie Belle are loading lumber for Oswego.

The citizens of Gananoque are after the Rathbun Company for charging $5 dockage for every excursion boat leaving their wharf.

Today the schr. Erie Belle, in tow of the str. Khartoum, collided with a barge laden with lumber near the ferry dock. With the exception of a slight scratch on the Belle's bow no damage was done.

The schr. Annie Minnes, with 300 tons of coal from Oswego, is in port looking for an owner. The coal, without order, was sent to Breck & Booth who refused to accept it because of a scarcity of space. Mr. Higgins has been here trying to dispose of it to other persons.

Arrivals - schr. Emerald, Toronto, 21,639 bushels of wheat.

Cleared - str. Reliance, Oswego, 205,314 feet lumber; schr. Philo Bennett, Oswego, 97,349 feet lumber; prop. Clinton and consort, Chicago, light.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Francis Smith, seized at Mackinaw, has been released on a $16,000 bond.

The action of the str. California, in dodging the law by re-ticketing passengers at Windsor, is declared by Assistant Secretary Fairchild to be perfectly legal.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 25, 1886