The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 30, 1888

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The schr. Picton today cleared for Deseronto, light.

The schr. Julia is loading grain at F.F. Cole's dock for Oswego.

The schr. Philo Bennett is unloading 154 tons of coal at Breck & Booth's from Oswego.

The schr. Annie Foster reached Oswego yesterday and is loading coal for Kingston. She will lay up on her arrival.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes returned to port today from Oswego. She is loading barley here. The schr. Picton is also in port, light.

The tug Myres, with the barges Cleveland and Star, light, arrived today from Ogdensburg. The barges are owned by the M.T. company, and have been used during the summer by the O.C. & T. company.

The Empress of India has had a profitable season. She cleared above expenses on the Toronto route last summer over $15,000. The steamer Norseman on the Cobourg-Charlotte route netted about $12,000.

The Calvin company intends to rebuild the steamer Chieftain. Today her engine was removed preparatory to a thorough overhauling. About $7,000 or $8,000 will be expended upon her. She was built at Garden Island fifteen years ago.

The barge Valencia, launched at Garden Island, cost $30,000. She is 180 feet in length, 31 feet beam, and 12 ft. 6 in. hold. Her carrying capacity is 1,100 tons. She will be put into the timber trade. The boat is built with the usual care that has characterized all the vessels built at Garden Island.

The Oswego manufacturing company which owns the lumber on the wrecked boats at Cape Vincent has picked up the lumber along the shore. The company will scarcely lose one board. All the boats will have to be drawn out and repaired before they can be used again.

About four thousand bushels of wet wheat, from the schooner Preston, ashore at the head of Wolfe Island, has been taken to Cape Vincent and is now being sold for fifty cents a bag. A schooner from Chaumont took a load of it to Oswego, where it is to be, according to rumor, made into whiskey.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 30, 1888