The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1888

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It was reported that five cents was offered vessels to take grain from Washburn, Ohio, to Kingston.

The scow Empress, partially burned at Kingston last season, has been purchased and refitted by John Burke and another Bellevillian.

The steamer N.P. Davis arrived today from Ottawa with two barges, carrying 290,000 ft. of lumber. It is being transhipped for Oswego into the schrs. Philo Bennett, Clara White and Foster. The work is being done by knights of labour.

During the fog on Saturday the prop. Ontario, light, from Hamilton, ran aground near Whitby, to which place she was going to load grain. Fortunately the rocks in which the steamer landed were smooth, and therefore no great damage was done her bottom. At the lapse of seventeen hours she was released by two tugs from Buffalo, and took on 10,000 bushels of grain for Montreal. She arrived here this morning. One of her crew stated that she was leaking a little.

The schooner Craftsman is going to carry a load of grain to Georgian Bay from Chicago. She was chartered on the basis of a 6 cent rate to Kingston, and she will probably be loaded today. The Craftsman is the only Canadian bottom that has been chartered for grain so far this season, and her agents had a good deal of trouble in getting her a cargo owing to the unwillingness of the insurance companies to insure it. The companies have practically tabooed Canadian sail hulls for the simple reason that they are too expensive, and the Craftsman was taken in for this one passage only. Her capacity is 20,000 bushels of corn.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1888