The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 9, 1890

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The rate on wheat to Kingston from Chicago is 3 1/4 cents.

A new mainsail was bent on the sailing yacht Gracie today.

The schr. S.H. Dunn is loading iron ore at the K. & P. wharf.

The prop. Saginaw Valley is at Cheboygan with a broken crank pin.

The prop. Rosedale has been chartered in Chicago to carry grain to Kingston.

The firemen on the steamer Corsican, who recently struck, have been dismissed.

The str. Pilgrim had a large number of passengers for Rochester this morning.

The tug Jessie Hall, with 3 barges, arrived from Oswego this morning with coal.

It is said that the water in the Rideau Canal has lowered 4' in last 4 days.

The Canadian tug Dixie was tied up at Black Rock on a libel filed by Capt. John Wiley.

The schr. B.W. Folger is at Oswego with timber for the breakwater, and the schr. Kate is expected with another load.

The schr. D.G. Fort at Cleveland discharged her union crew and took non-union men from the mate down.

J.B. Donnelly, contractor, Oswego, has leased the Ross Wigg dock for the purpose of making repairs to breakwater.

The str. Spartan struck near the bridge in the Murray Canal on Wednesday. The boats will call at Deseronto and Belleville.

Arrivals: schr. Delaware, Charlotte, 296 tons coal; tug Charlie Ferris, Cape Vincent, 2 barges in tow; tug Oliver Gordon, Grindstone Island, light; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 210 tons coal.

The collector at Hamilton, seeing no occasion to move in the matter of overloading the str. Princess Louise on July 15th, the A.O.U.W. of Gananoque, has laid the case before the minister of marine.

The burned prop. Chenango was bought at public auction by Capt. James Davidson, Buffalo, for $17,000, which was more than was generally expected she would bring. He will take her at once to Bay City and rebuild her.

Last evening between 12 and 1 o'clock, the sloop Moira, owned by Gilmour and Co., of Trenton, while on her way to that place with a load of lumber, sprung a leak opposite Salmon Island and drifted towards the shore, where she is now sunk. The master, Capt. Smith, and crew, got safely to shore.

The workmen are busy on the shoal off Point Frederick, getting it down to a 15' level. The shoal was originally 1070 x 300 feet, and layers of rock from 3" to 15" have been taken off. In some places one layer has been sufficient to get a proper depth, in another as many as 6' of rock had to be removed.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 9, 1890