The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 10, 1886

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The rate on coal from Oswego to Kingston is 25 cents per ton.

Vessel owners are in a gleeful mood. They can secure 7 1/2 cents per bushel on corn from Chicago to Kingston.

The schr. Greenwood cleared for Toronto yesterday with a cargo of stone (300 tons) shipped by J.W. Brown.

There is talk of the Ontario & St. Lawrence Co. amalgamating with the St. Lawrence Steamboat Company, a Kingston concern, and the service between Montreal and Quebec may be performed by the Rothesay and another boat to be built. The new steamer may be built at Detroit.

About 12 o'clock on Wednesday night, Capt. James Allen, while running for shelter under the lee of the Galop (sic - Galoo ?) Islands with the steambarge Freemason and consort, saw about 10 miles from the lighthouse a signal of distress, a torch burning on an upturned craft of about 60 tons register. The captain could not go to the rescue because of the high sea. What craft was it?

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 10, 1886