The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 2, 1890

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The str. St. Lawrence took a great company down the river yesterday afternoon giving them a run to the Park and Alexandria Bay. The islands look charming. The str. Hero also carried a goodly company among the islands.

Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Spencer and Mrs. Birch arrived in Montreal on Friday afternoon on the steam yacht Where Now. The trip was made in good time. From Montreal the party sailed for Quebec, where they remain some days. The Where Now is greatly improved this year.


Rates on corn from Chicago to Kingston is 3 3/4 cents.

The prop. Myles brings corn from Toledo to Kingston at 2 3/4 cents.

The schr. Hanlon cleared for Fairhaven with 200 tons of phosphate.

The prop. Canada is lightening wheat at the M.T. company's wharf.

The sloop Lorraine has cleared for Cape Vincent with 1,700 railroad ties.

The str. Norseman has made her last trip until September through the Murray canal on Saturday night.

The str. Eleanor and two barges laden with coal, came over from Oswego last night in the middle of the storm. Capt. Williams says it was a rough night.

The prop. Ocean, from St. Catharines, passed down today with a large cargo and many passengers. Capt. Towers said he experienced very bad weather on the lakes.

The schr. Hoboken, corn laden, struck the Blanchard off Toledo damaging her cabin and carrying away her bowsprit, jibboom, and head gear. The Hoboken turned back for repair.

W. Leslie has been notified to deliver the str. Armstrong on the railway at Ogdensburg and the contract money will be paid, the company reserving the right to contest the case because of nonfulfilment of contract.

Arrivals: tug Col. By, Cape Vincent, barges Thistle and Minnie in tow; schr. Baltic, Oswego, 357 tons coal; schr. Halstead, Chicago, 34,815 bush corn; schr. H. Dudley, Charlotte, 400 tons coal; schr. White Oak, Oswego, 361 tons coal; schr. Fleetwing, Sodus, 313 tons coal.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 2, 1890