The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1887

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p.8 Handsome Yacht In Port - Cyprus, owned by Mr. Dugald I. McMurchy, of Toronto; length over all 33', draft 5' 10", beam 5' 3"; 5 tons (second class).

A Narrow Escape - man on str. Hero attached stone to neck of large Newfoundland dog to drown it; it grabbed him and dragged him into water; he was lucky to escape.


Called at Swift's - props. Ocean, St. Catharines, and Persia, Montreal.

The barge Wheat Bin is discharging coal screenings at the cotton mill.

Eilbeck is loading a barge with 3,000 bushels of peas for Montreal.

The schr. Philo Bennett left today with 120,000 feet of lumber for Oswego.

The schr. Manzanilla has arrived at Garden Island with oak from Toledo.

The yacht Norah has been launched at Deseronto, and is now en route to Belleville.

The schr. Sligo has been chartered with corn from Chicago to Kingston at 5 7/8 cents per bushel.

The coal in the schr. Queen of the Lakes has been purchased by Richardson & Son and was discharged at their dock today.

The schr. Delaware ran aground on Friday night on Gull Bar, about 9 miles above the upper gap. She is loaded with coal. The smoke from the forest fires hangs over the lake, to the great annoyance of navigators.

Clearances - schr. W.T. Greenwood, Charlotte, light; schr. Annie M. Foster, Oswego, light; steambarge Anglin, Cape Vincent, 2,000 ties.

Arrivals - schr. E. Blake, Chicago, 22,055 bush. corn; schr. White Oak, Oswego, 405 tons coal; schr. Erie Stewart, Ogdensburg, light.

May 24, 1887

not published

May 25, 1887


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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1887