The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 26, 1886

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Prop. Erin, Chicago, corn, is in the Welland Canal en route to Kingston.

The schr. Grantham cleared for Oswego yesterday to load coal for Toronto.

The prop. Niagara has arrived at Portsmouth, laden with deals, which are being transhipped to barges.

The str. Ida could not accommodate so many passengers as have applied to take the Rideau trip to Ottawa hence to Montreal.

The schr. Gibraltar, which discharged yesterday at the Montreal Transportation Company's wharf was found to be 47 bushels short on her cargo.

The schr. White Oak cleared for Oswego yesterday to load coal for Kingston. Capt. Jos. Dix being sick Capt. Milligan is in command of the vessel.

The Chicago Inter-Ocean reports that 8,000 bushels of grain belonging to Gunn & Co. of that city, was recently damaged while being transported from Kingston to Montreal on the barge Gibraltar. The paper makes a tirade on insurance men for writing risks on river barges. It says a majority of them are scarcely fit for actual river service, yet the insurance companies have gone so far as to insure cargoes carried in them through Lakes Erie and Ontario.

Arrivals - schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 207 tons coal; prop. Bruno, Cleveland, 100 bbls. coal oil; schr. Annie Minnes, Oswego, 276 tons coal; prop. Alma Munro, Chicago, 8,403 bush. wheat.

Cleared - schr. Speedwell, Charlotte, light; schr. Emerald, Chicago, light; schr. Grantham, Oswego, light; schr. White Oak, Oswego, light; schr. Gibraltar, Buffalo, light.

Home From The Cruise - yacht Garfield returns from Thousand Islands.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 26, 1886