The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 11, 1887

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The schr. W.R. Taylor is loading iron ore for Cleveland.

The schrs. Reliance and Annie M. Foster are loading lumber at Rathbun's for Oswego.

The sloop Two Brothers discharged 6,000 bushels of peas at the Portsmouth wharf yesterday.

The str. Rideau Belle carried three hundred bags of wheat down the Rideau this morning from Richardson's.

The prop. Acadia lightened 5,000 bushels of wheat at the K. and M. forwarding company's wharf, Portsmouth this morning and proceeded to Montreal.

The barge London, belonging to the K. & M. Forwarding Company, has been burnt at Oswego. The company were hoping to transform it into an American bottom.

The barge Minnie Londe arrived from Ottawa last evening heavily laden with lumber. It was consigned to the Rathbun Co. who will ship it to Oswego.

Quietness prevailed along the docks today, there being little or nothing doing. Batches of longshoremen could be observed under shelter talking base-ball matters.

The tug Chieftain has cleared for Fairhaven with five barges to load coal. One barge will carry 1,250 tons to the K. & P. R.R. company. The balance of the 3,350 tons will be for Montreal.

The schr. Jessie McDonald, docked at Oswego and overhauled, is lying in the slip at the foot of Princess street receiving additional repairs. Her owner is desirous of having her qualified for the grain carrying trade.

The steamer Armenia ran on the route between Belleville and Kingston today, the Hero having been engaged by the Oddfellows, of Picton, to carry them and their friends to Cape Vincent, from whence they took the train for Watertown.

The Kingston and Montreal forwarding company has sold the barge Snipe, lying behind Garden Island for the past twelve years, to Mr. Lavelle, of Sorel, Que. The Calvin company will lift the sunken craft and tow it to Portsmouth for repairs. It will be turned into a lumber barge.

Four red painted buoys were placed on board the str. Rideau Belle this morning to be used in marking out the channel between Belle's Island and Kingston Mills. They were in charge of and placed in position by Capt. Hurley, who is thoroughly acquainted with the waters at that point.

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Aug. 12, 1887

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 11, 1887