The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 25, 1888

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p.5 Welland Canal Tolls - alleged discrimination against American ports and vessels - Washington reaction.



The schrs. Watertown and Hoboken from Chicago are discharging 51,000 bushels of corn at Portsmouth.

The Collinsby Rafting Co. have commenced the work of rafting nine drams of timber in Belleville.

The schr. L.S. Hammond cleared light from Portsmouth yesterday for Oswego, where she will load coal for the west.

The schr. Garibaldi discharged 227 tons of coal yesterday in nine hours. This is the quickest work of the kind ever done here.

Late charters in Chicago include the schrs. Montana and A.E. Vickery, with 46,000 bushels of corn to Kingston, the rate being 4 cents.

The largest floating and stationary dry dock on the lakes is to be built at Duluth the coming fall and winter. It will cost $220,000. A dock is also to be built at Port Huron. The Detroit dry dock company has commenced the construction of four large steamers, to be complete for next season's business. Two will be duplicates of the J. Emory Owen, and will be built of wood.

On Tuesday A. Campbell's new three-masted schooner Keewatin was launched at Lakeport in the presence of many spectators. Miss Maud Campbell gracefully performed the customary christening. She is 125 feet long, 26 ft. beam, 12 ft. depth of hold, with a carrying capacity of about 20,000 bushels, and is classified A 1 1/2. She goes at once to Cleveland to load coal for Lake Superior.

Capt. Visger, of the str. Island Wanderer, wants it distinctly understood that the new Wanderer is not a racer, that she did not race on Friday with str. St. Lawrence, and moreover will not race while she has any passengers on board. When the St. Lawrence "laid" for the Wanderer on Friday the race was all on one side. Capt. Visger says he did not let his boat out, but he intimates that when the season is over he is willing to measure bows with the St. Lawrence.

Arrivals: schrs. Rounds, Chicago, 22,252 bushels corn; J.R. Noyes, Chicago, 21,482 bushels corn; Clara White, Oswego, 121 tons coal; Julia, Oswego, 205 tons coal; Dudley, Charlotte, 430 tons coal; B.W. Folger, Oswego, 215 tons coal; prop. Armenia and schr. Denmark, White Fish River, pine timber.

With A Big Head - the sea serpent has at last appeared down the St. Lawrence. [Oswego Palladium]

Yacting Notes - Merle and Iolanthe at different races.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 25, 1888