The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 May 1891

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The yacht Gracie is being fitted out in preparation for the season.

The steamer Rosedale, from Chicago, discharged 58,000 bushels of wheat at Portsmouth.

The str. Corsican was towed up yesterday to the Kingston foundry dock, where her machinery will be placed in position.

The str. Jessie Bain left today for Clayton, from whence she takes the "White Hat Club," of Syracuse, N.Y. to Carleton Island. The club will spend the day on the island, and select a site for a fine club house to be erected for the members use this summer.

The steamer Myles, which reached Buffalo, brought a cargo of Manitoba wheat shipped from Port Arthur. The Enquirer says it is unusual for wheat to come here from Canada unless in bond for export, as there is a duty of about twenty cents a bushel on it. It is supposed that the present high price of this cereal has enabled parties who bought wheat probably last fall, for 70 or 80 cents, to sell it on a good margin at the figures now ruling.

General Paragraphs - The steamer North King will be launched from it's dry dock on Tuesday.

The schr. E. Fisher arrived today from Oswego, with 300 tons of coal for Breck & Booth.

The schr. Rutherford left Breck & Booth's dock for Weller's Bay to load posts for Charlotte.

Arrivals: tug Glide and four barges, Montreal, light; schr. Kate Eccles, Picton, 7,000 bushels peas; schr. Delaware, Oswego, coal.

Clearances: str. Nile and Isis, Ottawa, lumber; schr. Queen of the Lakes, Huron, light; scow Minnie, Millan's Bay, light; schr. White Oak, Oswego, light.

Messrs. W. Hawkins, Herbert Holder and James Murphy left today for Sorel, Que., to join in fitting out the str. Algerian. They will be on her for the season.

The schr. William Shupe ran to Oswego to Sackett's Harbor in charge of the captain, mate and three boys. The seamen's union induced the boys to return to their homes, giving them their fare. The going wages out of Oswego are $2 a day, and vessel owners object to paying it. Sailor men here are very scarce. The Shupe is without a crew.

A New Industry - Forty cases of smoked herring were delivered at Kingston on Tuesday, by the schr. F.F. Cole. The herring were caught near Duck Island, and cured on the island. This is a new industry, and capable of future development.

The Eastern District - John Moore, Picton, has gone to take the position of wheelman on the prop. Niagara again this summer.

p.3 Washburn, May 12th - Smith & Ryder's new tug, Maggie May, was launched on Saturday. She is a model tug and a credit to her owners and builder, Capt. Gerald. She is sixty feet long and about twelve feet beam. Capt. Gerald will command her with W. Leiman engineer. A. Vence was fireman on the tug Eleanor which sank en route from Oswego to Kingston. He gives a thrilling account of his experience on the wreck.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 May 1891