The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 6, 1886

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The schr. White Oak and Philo Bennett are loading lumber for Oswego.

The tug Col. By and tow have arrived from Ottawa with lumber.

The schr. Oliver Mitchell, Chicago, wheat, is in the canal en route to Kingston.

The tug F.A. Folger is engaged at Kincardine in gathering together a broken raft.

Capt. Ellis, Clayton, builds a steamer the coming winter capable of carrying 100 passengers.

The prop. C.N. Pratt will run the remainder of the season from Severn River to Oswego carrying lumber at $2.50.

The schr. M.A. Lydon is taking on ore, and the prop. Scotia is loading 100 tons of phosphate. Both vessels are going to Cleveland.

The schr. H. Carr, coal laden, sank near Port Colborne on Saturday. Thomas Scott, sailor, was drowned. The balance of the crew were rescued by a harbour tug.

The schr. Blanche will be recaulked, schr. Jessie H. Breck will receive a new spar and two of Tett's barges will get a general overhauling at Davis' shipyard.

Chicago shippers would undoubtedly pay 6 1/4 cents per bushel on wheat to Kingston, could they have got any tonnage. They are unable to get vessels of any kind, however.

The hull and boilers of the steamer Oneida, Buffalo, on its arrival at Ogdensburg, have been condemned by the government inspectors and will have to be rebuilt. The steamer is valued at $30,000.

At Port Colborne the prop. Scotia will take in tow the barges Southampton, Oriental and Gaskin. The first named barge will load coal at Cleveland for Brockville, and the last two will be taken to Whiskey Bay to load deals for Montreal.

The str. Varuna en route from the Thousand Island Park this morning struck a rock at the foot of Wolfe Island and knocked off her wheel. A tug towed her to the city. Repairs are being made at the Kingston foundry. This was the last trip of the Varuna. The fog this morning caused her to go out of her course.

Marine men in Chicago fear that the decision of the Canadian minister in excluding vessels of the United States from going from one Canadian port to another to get cargoes, will seriously affect the Georgian Bay trade. They cannot obtain cargoes at Midland and Collingwood, the two ports where grain is received exclusively.

Arrivals - schr. Philo Bennett, Oswego, 114 tons coal; schr. Maggie McRae, Manistee, 35,000 feet pine deals; prop. St. Magnus, Duluth, 28,000 bush. wheat; schr. Gleniffer, Detroit, 20,992 bush. wheat; schr. Mary Ann Lydon, Ogdensburg, light; prop. Scotia, Toledo, 17,400 bush. corn; schr. W.T. Greenwood, Toledo, 282 tons coal.

Cleared - prop. St. Magnus, Detroit, light; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 114,225 feet lumber; prop. Celtic, Oswego, light; schr. Acacia, Oswego, 116,105 feet lumber.

The Hero's Saturday Trip - her last regular Saturday trip down the river.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 6, 1886