The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 31, 1888

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The sloop Idle Wild is taking on 2,500 bushels of grain at Richardson's & Sons dock for Consecon.

The schr. White Oak, Capt. Dix, left the city at 5 o'clock on Wednesday. She was loaded at Oswego with 410 tons of coal and arrived this morning at 7 o'clock. She had been absent but one day.

James A. Orr, of Trenton, says he believes the steamer Varuna to be faster than the Hero, and will back his opinion from $100 to $500, in a race at any distance from 25 to 100 miles. "If the Hero is as fast as her friends claim," he writes, "she can make more money for them in a few hours, in this way than in any three days this season."

The schr. Delaware, (Capt. Bartlett), which was ashore near Big Sandy Creek, bound from Oswego for Bay of Quinte ports with coal, has been released. She was discharged at Henderson, N.Y., and then started for Oswego. After sailing a short distance she sprang a leak, and the crew had great difficulty in keeping her afloat. She is now at Oswego with three feet of water in her hold.

Arrivals: Schr. Mary Lyon, Chicago, 22,000 bush. wheat; schr. White Oak, Oswego, 364 tons coal; schr. Philo Bennett, Oswego, 176 tons coal; schr. Albacore, Sandusky, 724 tons coal; schr. Fabiola, Charlotte, 253 tons coal; prop. Alma Munro, Chicago, 8,700 bush. wheat; schr. A. Muir, Chicago, 23,036 bush. wheat; prop. Enterprize, Chicago, 27,000 bush. wheat; schr. Jennie Matthews, Chicago, 23,243 bush. wheat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 31, 1888