The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 28, 1886

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Davis is making extensive repairs to his dry dock.

The schr. Cora W. Post is loading shingles for Clayton.

Eilbeck has purchased 10,000 bushels of barley at Seeley's Bay.

The schr. Philo Bennett has been chartered to load lumber for Oswego.

The str. Corinthian, from Toronto, called at Swift's wharf today.

The schr. Lewis Ross cleared for Wolfe Island today to load straw for Toronto.

The schr. Denmark, in tow of the tug McArthur, has gone to Oswego to load coal for Breck & Booth.

Seven thousand bushels of corn were discharged at Eilbeck's elevator from the schr. Denmark last night.

The barge Minnie Francis is loading 6,000 bushels of rye at Oliver's Ferry and Westport for this city.

The sloop Idle Wild took 2,500 bush. of corn from Eilbeck's elevator to Wolfe Island yesterday.

Two cars, laden with 200,000 feet of lumber from Wilbur, and one carrying 100,000 shingles from Snow Road, have arrived for McRossie.

The str. Rideau Belle will bring an excursion party to the city tomorrow from Westport, Portland, and other points along the Rideau canal.

On Sunday the tug Thompson, with six barges in tow, when nearing Smith's Island, had the right side of the channel. She whistled to the tug Drew, nearing with an up tow, to take the left side of the channel. The mail boat just then put in an appearance which crowded the two tows in the direction of the island. The barges which the Thompson had started to swing, and two of them went aground. The tug went to Brockville with the rest of her tow, returned and pulled off the barges and proceeded on her journey. The report that four men drowned is false.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 28, 1886