The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1886

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The steamer Rothesay will be taken to Ogdensburg for the winter.

The drum announcing a storm from the east, was ordered up today.

The schr. White Oak has arrived from Oswego with coal for Gananoque.

The sloop Minnie is discharging 1,100 bushels of barley at Richardson's elevator.

The schr. White Oak, ore, Cleveland, and schr. North Star, lumber, Oswego, have cleared.

The schr. Annie Falconer is loading lumber at Trenton for Oswego. Freight $1.10 per m.

The str. Alexandria arrived from Montreal this morning at 10:30 o'clock. She was twelve hours late.

The water in the Rideau river is so low that the steamer Rideau Belle cannot call at several places upon her route.

Arrivals - schr. Mary, Sodus Point, 225 tons of coal; props. Clinton, Duluth, 22,000 bushels corn; Acadia, Duluth, 5,000 bushels wheat; barge Grimsby, Duluth, 22,000 bushels corn.

Cleared - prop. Clinton and barge Grimsby, Toledo, light; schr. O.P. Storrs (sic), Oswego, 9,500 bushels barley; steam barge Lincoln and tow, light.

At Eilbeck's elevator the barge Minnie Francis, Seeley's Bay, is unloading 5,000 bushels of barley; str. Rideau Belle, Westport, 500 bushels of barley, and a car from Hartington, 1,000 bushels of barley, peas and oats.

The steambarge Nile and two barges, with 34,000 ft. lumber, and the steambarge Water Lily and one barge, with 100,000 ft. lumber, are en route to the city from Ottawa. The lumber will be transhipped from here to Oswego. Part of it goes to Toronto.

For two weeks Mr. W. Derry has been engaged in improving the machinery of the John Thorn. As a result of his labour his boat, which formerly travelled through the water at the rate of thirteen miles an hour, can now make 15 miles an hour. The str. St. Lawrence will not outrun her much.

There is little doubt of the loss of the schr. Belle Mitchell with the owner, Capt. J.T. Rush, Clayton, N.Y., and a crew of eighteen. She was valued at $9,000, which was covered by insurance, and the cargo of grain was insured for $10,000. George Beaupre, son of Edward Beaupre, Portsmouth, was mate on the vessel. Answers to telegrams sent to Toledo, Cleveland and Buffalo announce that the vessel cannot be traced. Mate Beaupre was about 20 years of age and a promising young man.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1886