The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1890

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p.1 A Run Down the River - on str. Maud.


The schr. Acacia will load lumber for Oswego.

The schr. White Oak is loading lumber at Rathbun's wharf.

The str. Pilgrim made her last trip to Charlotte yesterday.

The schr. Emerald is discharging cherry wood at Garden Island.

E. Malleen has been appointed 2nd mate of the schr. Glenora.

The schr. Fleetwing cleared light for Trenton to load lumber for Oswego.

The prop. Glengarry and barges reported at Port Colborne going up, Saturday.

Capt. C. Chambers has sold the schr. J. McBride to Atkins Bros., Gananoque, for $350.

The Hendersons, Stewart St., are building a fine yacht. It will be ready for launching in a few weeks.

The storm drum was up for a wind storm on Saturday, but was ordered down yesterday. The storm arrived early this morning.

The barge Kildonan is being loaded with steel rails for Port Arthur. The Minnedosa will take a similar cargo to the same place.

The steam yacht Joe, of Ottawa, has returned from a fishing expedition up the bay. She is owned by J.R. Arnoldi, mechanical engineer of the public works department, Ottawa.

Cleared: strs. Varuna, Well's Island; Myles with schrs. W.H. Merritt and G.M. Neelon, in tow, Charlotte; Pilgrim, Charlotte; Rival, Ogdensburg; Kathleen, Claytonl; schr. Julia, 74,000 feet lumber, Oswego.

Arrivals: yacht Spray, Alexandria Bay; strs. Pilgrim, Charlotte; Spartan, Clayton; Corsican, Alexandria Bay; Varuna, Well's Island; Myles, Toledo; Magic, Clayton; tug Walker, Toledo, with barges Minnedosa and Kildonan in tow; schrs. Gearing, Oswego; Garibaldi, Sodus Point; Wawanosh, Astabula.

F.A. Wise, superintendant of the Rideau canal, and a staff of men are looking over the drowned lands below Kingston Mills with a prospect of settling farmer's grievances. If the land is ever reclaimed, said Mr. Wise, there will be a great epidemic hereabouts. Fevers will breed by the score. When the canal was built over 100 persons lost their lives at the drowned lands through fever.

Toronto Globe: Vessels are now carrying wheat from Chicago to Kingston for 3 cents a bushel - a big drop since the days of 20 and 25 years ago when they got 20 cents. The Ogdensburg people are endeavoring to strike at the Kingston trade by erecting elevators for transferring the wheat to barges that go through the St. Lawrence canals to Montreal. Kingston should look alive or she may be out-manouvred. The American lake-vessel men are in hopes of obtaining a yearly tonnage bounty of 20 cents from Congress.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1890