The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 23, 1888

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The schr. Foster is loading lumber for Oswego.

The steamer Glyde (sic - Glide) returned here today with six barges light.

The tug Active left last night for Oswego with two barges, lumber laden, in tow.

The schooner Delaware, ashore below Oswgo, has been hauled off and taken to Henderson, N.Y.

Four thousand tons of iron ore from Wilson's mines will be shipped as soon as vessels can be chartered.

The schrs. Jennie Matthews and J.R. Noyes have been chartered to carry wheat from Chicago to Kingston.

The prop. St. Magnus, Chicago, 35,000 bushels corn, and schr. Jessie Drummond, Chicago, 20,600 bushels corn, are in port.

This morning while coming into port the schr. Jessie Drummond, laden with 25,000 bushels of grain from Chicago, ran aground on the shoal opposite Point Frederick. The steamer Maud and Pierrepont pulled her off the rocks.

The Folger Brothers have the matter of improving the steamer Maud under consideration. It is likely that she will be hauled out this winter and lengthened 24 feet - 12 feet from the boiler forward, and 12 feet from the boiler aft. Her motive power will also be improved and draft of water increased. When finished she will be speedier than now and carry 200 more people. Capt. Pierce, the architect of the steamer St. Lawrence, will superintend the work.

Capt. Nicholson writes to the Intelligencer regarding the contests between the steamers Varuna and Hero, and adds: "I wish to state that the Hero is not a racer. Had she been inclined that way the probability is that the Varuna would have been more badly left than what she was. We have too much thought for the safety and comfort of our passengers, and besides have no time or desire to earn money in that way, but if the owner of the Hero, Mr. Gildersleeve, would allow the Hero to be matched in a race, although I am satisfied he would not, J.A. Orr would find takers to his challenge to any amount he might name, so firmly am I convinced that the Hero is the fastest boat on the bay."

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 23, 1888