The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 1, 1887

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p.8 Water Works Value - witness J.B. Carruthers states that a rent of $550 per year for his dry dock property was received.


The prop. California has been chartered in Chicago for Montreal with 22,000 bushels of corn.

The props. Persia, St. Catharines and Lake Michigan, from Montreal, called at Swift's wharf yesterday.

The steamer Glengarry and consort, and prop. Bruno and consort, from Duluth, with wheat, will arrive in a few days.

The steamer Spartan left Montreal this morning at 9 o'clock, and will arrive here tomorrow. This is the steamer's first trip this season.

The tug Col. By, and Gipsy Queen and Thistle, arrived with 300,000 feet of lumber. It is being transhipped for Oswego into the schrs. Gearing, Snow Bird and A. Foster.

Arrivals - steam barge Anglin, Cape Vincent, light; prop. St. Magnus, Duluth, 28,000 bushels wheat; schr. Snow Bird, Ogdensburg, light; schr. Sligo, Chicago, 20,700 bushels of corn; schr. Cornelia, Oswego, 195 tons coal; schr. White Oak, Oswego, coal; schr. Gearing, Oswego, 157 tons coal.

The prop. Celtic and consorts, schrs. E. Blake and Grantham, are loading coal at Duluth ? for Lake Superior, at $1.05 free. These boats have been chartered to carry grain from Duluth to Kingston at 7 1/4 cents, and have been offered 7 3/4 cents to repeat the trip with the same kind of a cargo at the same freight rates. The offer has been refused. 8 cents is wanted.

The Kingston and Montreal Forwarding company's barges delivered 1,200 tons of railway iron at Thorold for the Niagara Central R.R. twelve days after the iron arrived at Montreal port on the steamship Canopus. The barges were towed to Kingston across Lake Ontario to Port Dalhousie, which is a new departure in the trade for river barges.

The prop. W.B. Hall, with 28,500 bushels of wheat, left Duluth on May 18th and arrived at Kingston May 26th, after being detained 24 hours in the Welland canal by an accident. Her cargo was transhipped to barges of the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding company, which left Kingston on Thursday night and arrived at Montreal on Saturday, ten days from Duluth. The wheat was on board the steamer City of Truro at noon.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 1, 1887