The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1890

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The sloop Sea Gull, Alexandria Bay, shingles.

The scow Restless left for Deseronto yesterday with ties.

Many of the vessels are expected to lay up very early this season.

The prop. Marshall arrived this morning with wheat from Chicago.

The American revenue cutter Bibb passed down yesterday afternoon.

The tug Rival arrived this morning from Quebec, and coaled at Swifts.

The prop. Cuba arrived this morning from Chicago and ligtened 8,000 bushels of wheat.

The barges Nile and Isis are discharging bunchwood at the Grove Inn yard, for the Rathbun company.

The schr. Norway has been chartered to carry a cargo of barley from Belleville to Oswego. She left for Belleville today.

J. Richardson & Sons are loading the schrs. White Oak and Hanlan with barley for Oswego, and at Napanee the Grantham is being loaded for the same place.

Great quantities of grain are being sent from here to Oswego and other American ports, principally barley. The rate charged, 2 cents to 2 1/2 cents per bushel, is slightly higher than last year.

Several Kingstonians are at Ottawa urging on the gov't the necessity of refunding canal tolls upon grain cargoes bound for Montreal, but transhipped and stored at Ogdensburg.

The str. Isaac May, burned near Port Colborne, was towed to Port Robinson dry dock yesterday, where she will be rebuilt this winter. Her boilers were taken out at Port Colborne.

A section of the raft belonging to the Collinsby rafting company, which broke up in the storm about 3 weeks ago, was picked up by the tug Garnet yesterday and towed to Swifts dock.

Arrivals: props Cuba, Chicago, 8,204 bushels wheat; Algonquin, Chicago, corn; Samuel Marshall, Chicago, corn; schr. Julia, Oswego, light; tug Jessie Hall and barges Eagle, Colborne and Nebraska, Oswego, with coal for Montreal; tug D.G. Thompson and barge Dorchester, Charlotte, coal.

The prop. Samoa lightened part of her coal cargo at Buffalo so as to be able to get into dock for a new wheel. All the damage she is known to have sustained in her encounter with lock 18 in the Welland Canal was the breaking of her wheel. She parted her lines and struck the upper gate first, breaking it somewhat, then came back and struck her wheel against the lower gate.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1890