The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1890

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The schr. B.W. Folger is unloading coal at Swifts.

The str. D.M. Wilson from Chicago arrived this afternoon.

The schr. Maggie L. cleared with peas last night for Cape Vincent.

Richardson & Sons are loading the barge Toledo with barley for Oswego.

The steambarge Nile, with the barge Isis, left for Ottawa last night.

The schr. Singapore, Kingston to Cleveland, ore, has passed Port Dalhousie.

The schr. B.W. Folger has been chartered to carry barley from Deseronto to Oswego.

The prop. Armenia left for Brockville this morning with lumber from the Rathbun company.

Arrivals: schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, coal; tug Charlie Ferris, Oswego, light; str. Chieftain with barges in tow, Toledo, light.

A 3 cent rate on barley is being offered by dealers who want to rush barley to Oswego. The schr. Julia has been chartered. "I think," said a vessel owner, "that before the week is out higher rates will be offered."


[Picton Gazette]

At Bloomfield fifteen cars of barley have been shipped to Oswego via Weller's Bay, the price paid being 70 cents to 72 cents.

The Big Island barley, some 8,000 to 10,000 bushels, was contracted for on Tuesday at 75 cents per bushel by John Meagher.

The schr. Fred L. Wells is loading at Bongards and will finish at South Bay.

On the 19th Sept., the Laura D. took over 2,200 bushels of seed peas from the Cleveland seed house, for Cape Vincent, and on Wednesday the Laura D. and steambarge Alberta took about 6,000 bushels for the same destination.

The following shipments of barley have been made from Prince Edward County this season: From Consecon, schr. Robert McDonald, 3,885 bushels; schr. Snowbird, 6,000 bushels. From Wellington, schr. L. Rooney, 9,796 bushels; L. Rooney, 10,000 bushels; Highland Beauty, 4,200 bushels. From Picton, schr. Fabiola, 9,627 bushels. All went forward to Oswego.

At Wellington there has been heavy deliveries, and large quantities have been shipped. It is understood that farmers have sold on the basis of 70 cents, and the rise up to a certain date, and a very large number of farmers have availed themselves of the above offer and delivered their barley, which has gone forward as fast as vessel accommodation could be secured. The transactions in other grains are limited.

In Picton there has been no deliveries worthy of mention, except a lot of about 6,000 bushels, bought by Mr. Getman, which is now being loaded on the Fabiola, the price being paid being 70 cents. When this amount is loaded she will complete her load of about 4,000 bushels at the slide.

p.2 Wrecking Fatality - details on sinking of Keewatin on Lake Winnipeg.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1890