The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 5, 1889

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

The schr. A. Falconer, from Oswego, is discharging coal at Toronto.

The schr. R. Dowd arrived yesterday from Toledo with 23,400 bushels corn.

The steambarge Nile, from Deseronto, is unloading slabs at Breck & Booth's dock.

The work of repairing the steamer Chieftain, laying at Garden Island, is being rapidly pushed forward.

The str. Passport from Toronto and the str. Corinthian from Montreal called at Swift's wharf yesterday.

The schr. Singapore which arrived yesterday from Oswego with 400 tons coal is unloading at the penitentiary.

Capt. Taylor says that 2 1/2 cents freight per bushel on corn to this port from Chicago is the lowest rate that has ever been paid.

The prop. Acadia, with a large passenger list and a large quantity of baggage, arrived from Chicago. The trip down was rendered disagreeable by foggy weather.

The cause of the str. Armstrong's sinking was that the cars which she was ferrying were shunted so far off that her stern laid under the water, allowing the water to run into her hold through the open scuppers on deck. There was no marine insurance on her.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 5, 1889