The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 26, 1887

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p.8 Yachts On The River -

The Trade In Fish - A fisherman stated last evening that the principal fish caught in nets in this section are pickerel and bass, and more of the former than the latter. The hauls are large and need to be, for at present there is a great demand in the United States for fish. There is a famine in this kind of food in New York. A merchant Jew of that place has written to Mr. Horton, of this city, an extensive dealer in fish, to send him 100 barrels immediately. The dealer could not meet the order. He has difficulty in supplying custom orders during the season. On an average he ships to the United States 5 tons of fish per week.


Breck & Booth have chartered the schooner Julia to carry phosphate from Kingston to Fairhaven. Freight, 35 cents per ton.

The new Hudson River steamboat, New York, with 1,000 passengers aboard, made 24 miles an hour, and was not trying to beat the record, either. Her trial trip was at the rate of 26. Mr. A. McLean had a trip upon her, and enjoyed his fastest ride by water.

Arrivals: schr. P. Bennett, Oswego, 179 tons coal; schr. White Oak, Oswego, 363 tons coal; schr. Dundee, Toronto, 15,500 bush. wheat; prop. Lake Ontario, Toledo, 6,233 bush. wheat; schr. Julia, Oswego, 213 tons coal; schr. Hanlan, Oswego, 182 tons coal; steambarge Freemason, Oswego, 108 tons coal; schr. Acacia, Toronto, 12,500 bush. wheat; schr. Wesley, Chicago, 22,502 bush. wheat.

Clearances: schr. John Wesley, Charlotte, light; schr. Hanlan, Oswego, light.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 26, 1887