The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 7, 1889

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Cleared: tug Traveller, Montreal, grain.

The steamer Maynard arrived Saturday to lay up.

The prop. Cuba is loading railroad iron for Fort William.

The steambarge Monteagle ran aground near Port Dalhousie on Friday.

The rate on corn from Chicago to Kingston is 4 1/8 cents and from Duluth to Kingston 3 1/4 cents.

The str. W.P. Shew gets $3 a thousand on a cargo of lumber from Cheboygan to Wilson on Lake Ontario.

The Buffalo lake firemen's union has advanced wages on steamboats carrying only two firemen to $1.75 per day.

The schr. Ella Murton, Capt. Saunders, has been chartered to load paving stones at Grindstone Island for Toronto. Freight, 45 cents.

Arrivals: schr. Erie Stewart, Toledo, light; tug Active, Oswego, barges of coal; tug Traveller, Montreal, barges of railroad iron.

Wheat receipts at West Superior now average 100,000 bushels per day. It is estimated that 10,000,000 bushels will be handled there this season.

Mr. Hurley sold the schr. Cora Post to Mr. Wilson, contractor mason. He will use the boat for carrying stone from quarries on the islands to the city.

Owing to bad weather vessels are detained down the river. The steamer Chieftain, with 100,000 bushels of corn, is at Prescott. Vessels are waiting at Montreal for cargoes.

The new boat for the Rochester - Port Hope route will be 210 feet long and is to be the finest piece of marine architecture on the lakes. Ald. Gildersleeve and the C.P.R. company are also in the syndicate.

The schr. Finney was 847 bushels short on account of the amount wet in her encounter with the waterspout. It is thought that she is damaged something like $2,500, a small amount of which falls on the insurance companies.

Col. Collier will, in a few days, commence the work of raising the schr. Vickery, laden with corn, sunk near the Thousand Island Park while on her way to Prescott. He has purchased a diving suit in New York and will proceed from Clayton to the boat. A diver has been hired. The American authorities have ordered the wreck to be marked with lights. There are about 42,000 bushels of corn in the boat.

The str. Rothesay has been considerably racked by the winds and unless she is raised immediately she will go to pieces. Her upper works are caving in, stanchions are giving away, the hurricane is beginning to lop, and a general caving in is liable to take place should a heavy sea set in. The insurance companies have taken charge of her and now offer her for sale to the highest bidder.

The tug Walker, with two barges in tow, experienced very rough weather yesterday on their way from Oswego to Kingston. The Walker was a considerable distance on the lake when the storm started and it was impossible for her to turn back. She had to come right through it to Kingston. A part of the deck load on each barge was washed overboard. They were loaded with coal.

Yesterday the str. Monteagle, from Chicago to Kingston, with 60,000 bushels of corn for the Kingston and Montreal forwarding company, ran aground off Four Mile Point. She was drawing 16 feet of water. There was only a little over 15 feet where she went ashore. She was out of the channel. This morning the forwarding company sent the tug Traveller and one of their elevators to lighten her. After taking out 5,200 bushels she came off easily.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 7, 1889