The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 27, 1888

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The prop. Scotia and consorts have cleared for Sandusky.

The schr. Gearing has reached here from Oswego with a cargo of coal.

The schr. Watertown passed down this morning with a cargo of grain for Ogdensburg. She will likely load stone for Chicago.

Davis is making extensive repairs to his wharf at the foot of Ontario street. He will build this winter a large scow for H. Larush. It will be 63 ft. long, with 10 ft. beam.

Arrivals: prop. Algonguin, West Superior, 68,500 bushels wheat; schrs. Clara Youell, Sandusky, 510 tons coal; Julia, Oswego, 209 tons coal; C. Gearing, Oswego, 149 tons coal; Annie M. Foster, Oswego, 155 tons coal; S. Weller, Bay City, timber and staves; Norway, Toledo, oak timber.

Among the votes of Congress, in connection with the Harbour and Rivers bill, are: Great Sodus Bay, $24,000; Little Sodus Bay, $16,000, a part of which may be used for dredging and deepening; Charlotte, $45,000; Oak Orchard, $6,000; Ogdensburg, $15,000; Sacketts, $2,000; Wilson, $5,000.

This morning the S.S. Algonquin, with a cargo of grain from the west for the Montreal transportation company, ran aground opposite the ferry wharf and a short distance from the Point Frederick shoal. She will likely be lightened. It is thought she is resting on part of the barge which was blown up in the harbour a few years ago. The hull of the barge has been seen distinctly by persons in skiffs near where the steamship now rests. The steamship was lightened and shortly after 12 o'clock released.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 27, 1888