The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 9, 1886

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p.8 Cut The Cancer Out - Capt. Coulson, of schr. Elgin.


Next month the steamers Hero and Norseman will be hauled out for repairs.

The schr. Singapore cleared for Oswego with lumber. She will bring back coal.

The seamen's union, Chicago, has fixed the rate of wages at $2 and $2.50 per day to Canadian ports.

The schr. Watertown, Chicago, corn; props. Armenia and Munro, Duluth, wheat, are in the Welland Canal en route to Kingston.

Capt. Pierce left today for Evansville, Ind., where he will superintend the construction of a side wheel steamer of his own design. It will be 215 feet long and 58 feet wide.

About three weeks ago the schr. O. Mowat, Capt. Saunders, left with a cargo of iron ore for Cleveland. Off Alcot about 18 miles from the Niagara River, she encountered a squall. Considerable water was shipped, the mizzen-mast was twisted out of its socket, and a part of the rigging damaged. The captain says the gale was one of the worst he ever experienced.

Arrivals: Schrs. Oliver Mowat, Toledo, 18,900 bush. corn; Bessie Barwick, Chicago, 19,720 bush. corn; prop. W.B. Hall, Duluth, 26,000 bush. wheat.

Cleared - str. Maud, Cape Vincent, 410 lambs; schr. White Oak, Oswego, 157,295 ft. lumber, 90,000 lath.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 9, 1886