The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 22, 1889

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p.1 Incidents Of The Day - Arrivals at Portsmouth: str. Algonquin, Toledo, 71,500 bushels of corn.



Arrived - schrs. B.W. Folger, coal, Oswego; Clara White, coal, Oswego.

Loading - schrs. Watertown, iron ore, Cleveland; Julia, lumber, Oswego.

Capt. Frank Dana has purchased the steamer Massena and will run her on the Alexandria Bay-Ogdensburg route.

The back range light tower at Weller's Bay has been moved 37 feet westwardly so as to bring the two lights in line with the extremity of the spit off Baldhead.

The aggregate value of American vessels engaged in the lake marine and given a rating in the Inland Lloyds insurance register for 1889 is $48,522,700. The vessels number 1,878.

Five hundred thousand bushels of corn are en route from Toledo to England. It comes to Kingston, thence to New York. This is one of the largest shipments of grain ever made from Toledo. It filled eleven boats.

The tug McArthur passed down the river on Saturday with a raft (nine lockbands) from Collinsby for Quebec. This is the earliest date at which a raft has ever gone down the river from this district. It is not usual to send rafts out before May 1st.

The Ogdensburg Transit Co. has been reorganized with a capital of $800,000. The company runs in connection with the Central Vermont Railroad. The company has purchased the steamers Averell, Haskell and Frost and has placed an order with the Detroit Dry Dock Company to build three new ones. They will be full canal size and will carry 1,800 tons through the Welland Canal in fourteen feet of water and about 2,800 tons when loaded to their full capacity. Two other boats of the same size will be ready in 1890.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 22, 1889