The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 12, 1890

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The str. Rosedalle arrived today from Chicago with grain.

The schr. Sylvester Neelon cleared from Collinsby to Manistee to load lumber.

The str. Belleville, at Brockville, is undergoing inspection by Adams and Donnelly.

Capt. Dix, of the schr. White Oak, says that stove coal is scarce at Oswego. Vessels have to wait 3 and 4 days before they can get loaded.

The str. Guide, formerly of the Alexandria Bay and Ogdensburg route, is now running from Henderson Harbour to Sackett's Harbour. R.M. Lewis of Sacketts Harbour owns her.

The launch of the steam yacht Adonis built by Mr. Robinson for J.B. Tridor of the advertising department of the Montreal Star was a great success. The boat is a handsome one. She will be used on Lachine Lake.

The stern of the Armstrong was raised yesterday to allow pumping. It will commence as soon as a plank in her hull is repaired, being torn off by one of the links in the chain becoming caught with it. The diver reports that her hull is in perfectly sound condition.

The following vessels have arrived with grain for Richardsona and Sons: str. Khartoum, Adolphustown, wheat, 2,000 bushels wheat and peas; J. McBride, Amherst Island, 1,800 bushels oats; sloops Maggie L. and Idlewild, Bay of Quinte, 4,000 bushels peas.

The str. J.R. Landon, of Ogdensburg Transit Co., has again broken the record, making a round trip, Ogdensburg to Chicago and return, in 12 days and 15 hours, including 18 hours in Cleveland, 8 hours in Milwaukee and 26 hours in Chicago taking on and discharging cargo.

Last evening about 9:00 while the schr. White Oak was on her way to the city with a cargo of coal, she had a narrow escape from colliding with something that looked like the wreck of a vessel. It was floating about 9 miles from Oswego. It may be part of the breakwater crib work which disappeared from Oswego harbour last year.

The barque Bismarck of the Kingston and Montreal forwarding company's fleet reached Montreal with a cargo of 25,000 bushels of oats from Ogdensburg. They are for export to Great Britain and are from Chicago. This is the first cargo of oats to go forward by Canadian route since the abolition of the tolls on oats going eastward for through shipment by the Canadian canals. Agents of ocean going vessels are in hopes of a considerable trade in oats for export this season.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 12, 1890