The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1889

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The steamer Corinthian passed up last night.

The schr. Mabel is unloading cordwood at Folger's wharf.

The schr. Philo Bennett cleared this morning for Oswego with lumber.

The prop. Alma Munro arrived this morning from Montreal and proceeded to Chicago.

The steamer Spartan broke her air pipe in Toronto, and may be laid up for a week or more.

B. Folger, jr., is making a number of improvements in the steam yacht which he lately purchased.

Today the steamer Ontario commenced making two trips a week from Oswego to Alexandria Bay.

The steamer Algerian arrived this morning from Toronto for Montreal. This is her first trip down this season.

Toronto vessel owners are demanding that the coal rates from Oswego be increased from 25 cents to 35 cents per ton.

The tug Walker left this morning for Montreal with the largest tow of the season. The boats carried 160,000 bushels of corn.

Arrivals: schr. Fleet Wing, Fair Haven, 309 tons coal; barge Regina, Toledo, 30,100 bush. corn; barge Jennie, Toledo, 33,752 bush. corn; barge Kildonan, Toledo, 40,000 bush. corn.

Messrs. Davis & Shirtliff, Gananoque, have completed the upper works and cabin fittings on their new steamer. She is now in Kingston being inspected. It is a very comfortable and fast boat, and will carry a large party. No name has been given it yet.

The tug Rescue, Deseronto, broke her wheel by striking a sunken log. Capt. Rowe says that owing to the low water in the Napanee River navigation has been difficult, as all the old sunken logs are brought near the surface. An expenditure of a $1,000 now would save several thousands of dollars in the near future.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1889