The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Oct 1877

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p.3 Grain Shipments - nearly a million bushels of grain shipped from Kingston to Montreal last week.

Oct. 2, 1877

p.2 Whiggings - str. Utica aground at Nigger Island, near Belleville, during fog, got off.

Barley Inspection at Oswego - gives the different grades, with weights and sizes of bushels (might be useful in figuring out size or capacity of a vessel).

p.3 Vessel Demurrage - We are informed that a vessel has been detained here for some nine days in consequence of a refusal on the part of the forwarders to discharge her. This is damaging to the harbor, and the result of differences among the transportation companies. The vessel was accepted by Messrs. Milton & Co. this morning. Some one will have to pay smartly for the delay.

Marine - The following vessels passed down through the Welland Canal yesterday: Schr. Maggie McRae, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Lib Burton, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Mont Blanc, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Cascade, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; O.M. Bond, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Bismarck, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Skylark, Chicago, Kingston, corn.

Bad Luck - The prop. Georgian has had a streak of bad luck in her last trip down the river. She first struck in the Gallops rapids, and, getting clear, suffered another misfortune in running aground near Cataraqui Island. She is lying between two rocks.

Seizure Assizes - The American tug Sarah Daly, of Ogdensburg, New York, was seized at Napanee yesterday by Mr. Benson, for an infraction of the law in towing vessels in and out of the Napanee River.

Quick Trip - The barque Garden Island (Calvin & Breck's) which left for Liverpool with a cargo of lumber some months ago, has returned to this port after a quick and successful passage.

Largest Cargo - Bolivia, Capt. Ben Chambers, brought largest cargo to Kingston in a canal vessel - 25,000 bushels corn.

W.W. - schr. Katie Kelly, ashore at Tibbett's Point, pulled off by tug Gardiner.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Oct 1877