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

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The steamyacht Sirus, of Clayton, called here today.

The prop. Sovereign and schr. Sligo leave for Buffalo today.

The steambarge Freemason and tow have left for Ottawa, coal-laden.

The Pierrepont towed a vessel down to Grindstone Island last night.

The tug Bronson and 6 barges, grain laden, left for Montreal last night.

The prop. Glengarry and tow, loaded with steel rails, left for Port Arthur this morning.

The barge Alice Pacy is being loaded with 300 tons of phosphate at Richardson's for Montreal.

Arrivals: str. Alexandria, Charlotte; tug Jessie Hall, Oswego, with barges Detroit, Regina, Iowa; prop. Canada, Chicago, wheat; prop. Celtic, Chicago, wheat.

The mail boat Spartan arrived at midnight, and men are now at work preparing her for winter quarters. She will have her engines compounded at the Kingston Foundry.

The prop. Sovereign and consort will carry coal from Buffalo to Port Arthur at 50 cents per ton. This is a low rate. The distance is 850 miles. For carrying coal a block in the city 25 cents is charged.

Cleared: schr. Homer, Grindstone Island, light; schr. Wawanosh, Chicago, light; schr. Sligo, Buffalo, light; Hanlan, Oswego, 100,000 feet of lumber; schr. Acacia, Oswego, 181,000 feet lumber; schr. Julia, Oswego, 100,000 feet of lumber; sloop Lorraine, Cape Vincent, lumber; prop. Dominion with schr. J.R. Benson and schr. Augusta, Toledo, light.

The prop. Susan F. Peck, at Portsmouth with a cargo of corn is being rapidly discharged. Capt. Lucius W. Young is in command. John Green, of Chicago, one of the owners, is on board. The Peck was built last year. She will leave for Charlotte where she loads coal for Chicago. Speaking of big vessels, the Emily P. Weed, Cleveland, stands first, she having earned the position by carrying 109,049 bushels of corn from Chicago to Buffalo. The Weed's dimensions are 325' over all, 300 feet keel, 41 beam, and 24' 6" depth of hold. The Onoko, the 1st steel boat ever built in Cleveland, stands next with 108,000 bushels of corn, 8024 ? tons.

A Sea Serpent - seen near Big Island, Bay of Quinte. [Belleville Intelligencer]

Yachts To Be Exempt - from city taxes; city council discusses issue.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 16, 1890