The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1890

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The prop. Erie will load corn at Chicago for Kingston at 3 1/4 cents.

Permission has been given to change the name of the str. Hastings, of Hamilton to Eurydice.

The Kingston and Montreal Forwarding company has 200,000 bushels of grain en route from the west for the new elevator at Ogdensburg.

Capt. Ed Condon took some laudanum to make him sleep. He has been asleep ever since. He was taken to Harper Hospital and will probably recover.

The schrs. Cornelia and Gearing cleared today for Oswego with lumber. The steambarge Nile and barge Isis left for Ottawa to load lumber for the Rathbun company.

As the schooner Grantham was sailing up the Detroit River, light, yesterday, she ran on the foot of Fighting Island inside of the red stake. The tug International is working on her.

The barge O.J. Hale ran into the steamship Nesboto on Lake Huron, Thursday night. She knocked her own bow off and sank in ten fathoms of water. The crew escaped.

The str. St. Lawrence had a trial trip to Cape Vincent on Saturday. People enjoyed the trip.


On Saturday afternoon the steamer St. Lawrence had a trial trip to Cape Vincent. Many people took advantage of the excursion and enjoyed the sail. The weather was delightful. The route was around the foot of Wolfe Island. The land on either side of the river St. Lawrence presents a beautiful sight. Everything looks green. Finally Cape Vincent was seen in the distance, and the excursionists began to calculate what speed the boat had made. When the dock was touched they found the the trip was made in less than two hours. They were proud of the steamer. On the way over Capt. Estes said she was beating last season's time with no more steam. During the winter the wheels had been altered by having the buckets reduced. In consequence of this change and a new engine, costing about $4,000, she is expected to run faster than before. For five weeks Messrs. Derry and Dickson have been working continually in getting the machinery in order, and Saturday's trip proved that their handiwork was a success. The woodwork has been repainted and the furniture repaired. The excursionists were courteously cared for by Capt. Estes and B.W. Folger. On the return trip Mr. Roadley, the leading caterer of the river, served a tasty lunch, consisting of tea, coffee and sandwiches. At eight o'clock the excursionists were landed in the city.

General Paragraphs - The schr. Proctor lost her mainsail in Sunday's gale. She is here now.

The tug Thompson arrived yesterday from Montreal with five barges loaded with railroad iron.

The Minnedosa and Kildonan left last night in tow of the tug Walker for Port Arthur loaded with steel rails.

Arrivals: Schr. Persia, Sandusky, 241 tons coal; sloop Uno, Grindstone Island, light; str. Col. By, Cape Vincent, light; schr. Gearing, Oswego, light; schr. Julia, Oswego, 207 tons coal; schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte, 226 tons coal; schr. Storrs, Oswego, 234 tons coal; schr. Cornelia, Cape Vincent, light.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1890