The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 12, 1887

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The steamer John Thorn will be laid up about Sept. 15th.

The schr. A.M. Foster is loading ties for Oswego.

Corn is now carried from Duluth to Kingston at 6 1/4 cents per bush.

The schr. Bessie Barwick has chartered in Chicago to carry oats to Kingston.

The rate on coal from Oswego and Charlotte to Kingston is 30 cents per ton.

The tug Thompson arrived from Montreal with barges light.

The prop. Canada, from Toledo, lighted 7,000 bush. of corn and proceeded to Montreal.

The schr. Annandale has chartered to carry coal from Charlotte to the locomotive works.

The schr. Manzanilla carries iron ore from Weller's Bay to Cleveland at 75 cents per ton f.o.b.

The steamer Annie Laurie, owned by Col. Hance, has returned to Cape Vincent for the winter.

The steamer Ella Ross went down the river on Saturday on her last regular trip. During the provincial fair at Ottawa she will run an excursion from Kingston.

Capt. Visger, of the steamer Island Wanderer, finding that his boat is too small for the increased business on his 40 mile trip, has determined to build a new boat the coming winter.

Last evening the schooner British Queen, from Oswego with coal for the Rathbun company, dragged her anchor and ran aground near Murney tower. She was released by the steamer Pierrepont.

Arrivals: schr. British Queen, Oswego, 187 tons coal; schr. Manzanilla, Chicago, 21,430 bush. wheat; schr. Eliza White, Charlotte, 217 tons coal.

Cleared: steambarge R. Anglin, Cape Vincent, 1,825 ties.

The steambarge Nile and barges Iris and Bedford, with lumber from Ottawa, arrived at Rathbun's dock. The Nile cleared for Clayton, the Iris was towed to Deseronto by Armenia, and the Bedford's cargo is being transferred to the schr. E. White for Oswego.

On Thursday last as the schr. Huron was working up the lake she was struck by a squall and every sail carried away - foresail, mainsail, mizzen, and three jibs. She was with difficulty straightened around before the gale, and ran down the lake under bare poles. When near Charlotte she was picked up by a tug and towed into the harbor.

The case of Mrs. Margaret Wheeler, Oswego, against the Continental insurance company, has been postponed until Sept. 22nd. The action is brought to recover $3,800, caused by damage to a cargo of wheat in the schooner Bolivia which went ashore two years ago on Knapp's Point, Wolfe Island. The insurance company offered to pay $3,200. The damaged grain was sold to speculators for this amount and was disposed of by them for about $5,000.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 12, 1887