The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 4, 1890

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The str. Pilgrim, from Charlotte with 100 passengers was here today.

The barge William is loading phosphate at Richardson's wharf for Montreal.

The prop. Richards with 40,000 bush of corn arrived from Chicago yesterday.

The prop. Scotia is waiting in port until the barge Blake is unloaded. She will then proceed to Lake Superior.

The schr. Grantham, at Garden Island with timber, has been chartered to carry iron ore from here to Cleveland.

The str. Rival arrived this morning from Prescott and will leave Collinsby in a few days with a raft for Quebec.

Cleared: schr. Fisher, Oswego, railroad ties; Ontario, Cleveland, iron ore; str. Nile and barges, Gananoque, lumber.

A short time ago the strs. Hero and Corsican left the city for Montreal at the same time. The Corsican arrived at that city only 6 minutes ahead of the Hero.

The str. Spartan came into port yesterday with the American flag at her masthead and the British colors on the pole forward. This state of things caused discussion among vesselmen. They generally denounced such a proceeding as the vessel is a Canadian bottom and no foreign flag should float at the masthead.

The schr. Julia which left here last Tuesday, light, for Oswego had a hard time of it. She was out in the lake during the heavy storms of Tuesday night. She did not arrive in Oswego until 6 o'clock, Wednesday morning. The captain said he never experienced such a storm. The thunder and lightening was beyond description. E. Thorton, of the Union hotel, was not in love with his experience.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 4, 1890