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

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Arrivals In Oswego.

[Oswego Palladium]

This year the Oswego importers received less than 2,000,000 bushels at the old rate of duty and they feel a little happier than they did a week ago. The highest freight paid was 5 cents a bushel and it was obtained by the schr. Neeland. Every captain who left the north shore received instructions before starting to take no chances in getting across, and if an opportunity for a tow came along to accept it and charge the amount paid to the importers. There was no need of this and only one vessel, the Erie Belle, took advantage of the order. The Belle arrived in tow of a canal tug from Toronto. The last vessel to arrive was the schr. Shickluna, from Whitby. She arrived about 3:30 p.m. The Wave Crest was reported as being on the lake, but a telegram received from Charlotte stated that she had run in there and reported. Every barley vessel was in an American port before the law went into effect. The total number of bushels of barley received at this port Sunday was 291,287, upon which there was paid a duty of $55,641. The barley was received in thirty-eight steam and sailing craft. Buffalo, with all its blow and brag about its great shipping and commercial business, received less than 700,000 bushels of Canadian barley.

Dry Dock Repairs - details.


The schr. Garibaldi cleared today for Oswego with lumber.

The prop. Canada lightened 7000 bushels of wheat this morning at the M.T. Co's wharf.

The schr. Grantham with a load of coal for Swifts passed through the Welland canal yesterday.

The Richelieu Company carried 63,454 passengers this season up to Oct.1st, as against 51,514 last year, an increase of 11,950.

The schr. Valencia had 1,100 tons coal on her last run from Sodus Point. Some 50 tons had to be put on as deck load when the hold was filled.

The government tug Shanly, in command of Capt. Nevine, called at Swift's dock for coal and other supplies. She is engaged on the drowned lands in the Rideau Canal.

Ald. Yeomans, Belleville, was here yesterday endeavoring to make arrangements for a ferry to take the place of the Mary Ethel for the balance of the season.

Arrivals: tug Bronson and 3 barges, Montreal, light; str. Rosedale, Chicago, wheat; prop. Ocean, Montreal; prop. Canada, Duluth, wheat; tug Peerless and barge Peruvian, Ogdensburg, light; barge Star, Charlotte, light.

The schr. Dauntless with broken centreboard tried to make Oswego harbour, but failed and let go both anchors in the breakers south of the harbour, and put up her flag for a tug. She was in so close no one would venture to her. The life-saving crew went out and took off the crew.

The str. Islander is here and will go below the bridge for a time until it is decided where her winter quarters will be. Probably Carleton Island will be the place chosen. She has had a most successful season, having never missed a trip or connection and was always on time.

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