The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1890

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The schr. White Oak is loading lumber for Oswego.

The tug Rival went down the river last evening with a raft.

The barge Nebraska returned to the city from Montreal with 500 bushels of damaged corn.

Since yesterday morning the employees of the M.T. company handled 210,000 bushels of grain.

Tomorrow morning the str. Algonquin will arrive from Lake Superior with 70,000 bushels of wheat.

Prop. Glengarry and consorts cleared for the west. They will return with 110,000 bushels corn.

Mr. C.J. Brennan, Ottawa, has sold his yacht, the Isle Away, to the Montreal harbour paymaster for $1,200.

The Montreal Transportation company has decided to build another vessel here. It's capacity will be 50,000 bushels.

The schr. Flora Emma from Oswego is unloading coal at Brockville. She has chartered to take a cargo of rye back.

The schr. Ella Murton, Capt. Saunders, has been chartered for 6 or 8 loads of coal from Charlotte for the Ontario coal company, Hamilton.

O'Neil, a sailor on the prop. Tilley, who had his leg broken by the snapping of a tow line, was fixed up by Dr. Fenwick and sent to Port Dalhousie, his home.

The Ontario says the Norseman is a staunch and tidy craft, well furnished and has commodious and tasty berths. Capt. Nicholson likes his new command.

The tug Benson and 3 barges, grain laden, left for Montreal today. Eight barges, grain laden, in tow of the Thompson and Jessie Hall left yesterday for Montreal.

The following boats passed Port Colborne yesterday en route for Kingston: str. D.D. Calvin and barges from Cheboygan with timber; D.M. Wilson and Algonquin from Duluth with corn.

There were 138 lake disasters in April aggregating $246,800. Stranded, $43,500; disabled, $30,900; heavy weather, $43,100; ashore, $10,000; fire, $88,100; collisions, $24,100; sprung a leak, $4000. The cargoes were damaged, $74,000.

One of the fastest trips on record between Port Hope and Oswego was made recently by the schr. Garibaldi, commanded by Capt. James McVinney. She left Port Hope on Thursday night with a load of lumber for Oswego and returned within 38 hours with a load of coal.

Capt. Dix says a scheme to convert Murney Tower into a lighthouse is an excellent one. Now mariners trust to their ability to steer their boats safely into the harbour. The lights in the city clock are of no use and if captains steered by them they would meet with mishaps. The best point in the city on which to place lights for the harbour is at Murney tower.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1890