The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), April 27, 1882


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HAVING TO STRETCH FIGURES - SOME LARGE CARGOES

The new iron steamship Onoko, Capt. Pringle, completed loading her cargo of wheat yesterday afternoon, and at about 3:30 o'clock left the harbor on her way to Buffalo. Her report at the custom house says she has 96,000 bushels of wheat, but this is not the truth. The weighmasters who superintended the loading give the true figures - 88,215 bushels. These are large enough, certainly, on her draft of water, which is only 14 feet forward and 14 feet 4 inches aft. It is the general opinion that on 15 feet of water she could take 115,000 to 120,000 bushels of wheat. The cargoes that have been carried by our largest craft are now as follows:

Bushels
Steamship City of Rome82,000
Steamship Chisholm, corn80,000
Schooner David Dows, corn80,000
Schooner David Dows, oats129,000
Propeller Boston, corn85,000
Propeller Boston, wheat72,000
Steamship J. B. Lyon, corn75,000
Schooner Geo. W. Adams, wheat72,000
Schooner Geo. W. Adams, oats130,000
Propeller Commodore, oats141,000
Steamship Onoko, wheat88,215

It is thought that the Onoko can carry 155,000 bushels of oats. - [Inter-Ocean


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Newspaper
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Date of Original:
April 27, 1882
Local identifier:
GLN.5361
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), April 27, 1882