The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 21, 1887

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The trip rate on grain to Kingston from Chicago is 80 cents.

The schr. Singapore is here from Oswego with coal for Swift.

The schr. Philo Bennett is loading lumber for Oswego.

The schr. Oliver Mowat, Capt. Saunders, bound for Cleveland, is reported ashore near Charlotte. She has got iron ore.

Arrivals: schr. Singapore, Oswego, 361 tons coal; schr. Lady Macdonald, Chicago, 16,962 bush. wheat.

A Flourishing Town - Deseronto described; (part)

"Something unusual is to be seen this summer, viz. the building of a steel steamer for the Niagara navigation company, Toronto, the enterprise of W.C. White, Montreal. The dimensions of this fine vessel are: length, 250 ft., beam 28 ft., will have 6 boilers, 16 ft. long by 7 ft. 9 inches in diameter. With her powerful engine she is expected to attain a speed of twenty miles an hour. The whole of the material has been got at the works in Montreal, and is of the very best description. This is the largest steel steamer ever constructed in the dominion. The work is being done under the personal superintendence of the head of the firm."

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 21, 1887