The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 16, 1890

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The barge Eagle is loading grain at Mooers for Montreal.

The schr. Pensaukee carries lumber from Escanaba to Oswego for $3.30 a thousand. The lumber is for Philadelphia.

The tug Thompson and barges passed Port Colborne yesterday afternoon en route from Toledo to Kingston with corn.

The freight rates on corn from Chicago to Kingston is 3 3/4 cents. The schr. Halsted was chartered to bring corn here at that rate.

The steam barge Niagara on her way down the river on Friday went ashore near Fiddler's Elbow and is supposed to be in bad shape.

Arrivals: schr. Eliza Fisher, Oswego, 222 tons coal; prop. Pilgrim, Alexandria Bay, passengers and baggage; prop. Denver, Chicago, 50707 bushels corn.

The str. Averell, with 40,000 bushels of corn, 24,000 bushels of oats, 10 car loads of flour and feed and 1,200 of grain elevator machinery is ashore on South Manitou.

The Ogdensburg transit company (Central Vermont Line) gave notice that on June 20th it will advance it's New England rates to 9 1/4 cents for corn and 6 3/4 cents for oats. This is an advance of a cent.

The str. Algerian, Capt. Batten and Purser Comer, which left Kingston Wednesday last at 5:00 arrived in Montreal at 5:30 the same evening after calling at all the river ports, thus making the fastest time of any boat of the line for over 20 years past.

The steambarge C.E. Ryan, of Buffalo, which foundered on Lake Huron, was rebuilt out of the Canadian prop. Lake Ontario, wrecked off Charlotte in 1888. Thos. Ryan, Buffalo, bought the wreck, raised it and rebuilt it. The Lake Ontario was built in 1872 by Simpson, at St. Catharines. The Ryan got one of the Hiawatha's old boilers and her own old machinery was overhauled. Ryan claims she cost him about $30,000 but there are those who claim this is about $10,000 too high. The Ryan was insured for $22,000. It is believed her ice cargo was also insured. Pat Slattery, mate, lost, was about 50 years of age and an old lake sailor. He was unmarried and lived in Buffalo.

It Was Capt. Mackie's Body - The body discovered below Cedar Island on Saturday afternoon turned out to be that of Capt. Thomas Mackie, of the ill fated schooner Jessie Breck. The current had carried the body about 5 miles from where the disaster occurred. It is thought that Capt. Mackie was at the tiller when the accident occurred and that the mit was on his hand so that he could handle the rudder without injury. The remains were conveyed to his late home and were carried yesterday to the grave. The services were conducted according to the A.O.U. W. ritual, many Kingston brethren being in attendence.

To Have a Happy Time - report of the Council meeting planning the ceremony for the laying of the First Stone at new Dry-Dock - details.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 16, 1890