The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 May 1891

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The sloop Gull is at Crawford's.

The schr. Julia unloaded coal today and left for Oswego.

The schr. Eliza Fisher is expected today from Oswego with coal.

Arrivals: schr. B.W. Folger, Fairhaven, coal; schr. Flora Emma, Sodus Point, coal.

The props. Ocean, from Hamilton, and Acadia and Persia, from Montreal, called at Swift's dock yesterday.

A handsome steamyacht is being built by Robinson brothers for Hugh Harold. He will likely call her Saratoga.

The yacht Vega appeared for the first time this season today and took a run to Carleton Island park with a pleasure party.

The prop. Glengarry, on her way down, broke her crank pin in the Detour passage. The tug Walker has gone back to bring down the Glengarry's tow.

Clearances: tug Glide and six barges, Montreal, grain; tug Thompson and four barges, Oswego, lumber; str. Algonquin, Chicago, light; schr. Delaware, Oswego, light.

Yesterday the steamer Maud towed three barges laden with grain, to Prescott. The round trip was made in ten hours. The barges contained 80,000 bushels of grain, and belonged to the K. & M.T. Co.

The following boats bound for Kingston passed through the Welland canal yesterday: prop. Niagara, from Manistee, timber; str. Wilhelm and barges, West Superior, wheat, and the schr. Denver, Chicago, wheat.

This morning the steamer Haggart, of Perth, arrived and was inspected by Capt. T. Donnelly. During the past winter the steamer has been greatly improved. She was lengthened 22 feet, thereby increasing her freight and passenger accommodation.

Mr. Chabot, of the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company, will arrive in the city on Tuesday evening, and on Wednesday will superintend the trial trip of the steamer Spartan, the engines of which were compounded last winter. The steamer will go up as far as Brighton, and return by the lake.

General Paragraphs - The sloop Idlewild is unloading sand at the dry dock.

The str. Pueblo will bring corn from Chicago to Kingston.

While coming up the river from Quebec, a bed plate on the engine of the steamer H.A. Calvin was broken. She is on her way from Cornwall under a light head of steam.

The Grain Trade.

Ottawa, May 18th - The supplement to the report of the department of railways and canals shows a decrease in the total revenue during 1890 of $33,049. The quantity of grain passed down the Welland canal in Canadian and United States vessels to Kingston during the past year was 203 cargoes with an aggregate quantity of 184,275 tons. Of United States vessels there were thirty-five cargoes with an aggregate quantity of 35,560 tons. Sixty-three Canadian vessels lightened their cargoes and 172 discharged the whole of their cargoes at Kingston. During the year 13,126 tons passed through the Rideau canal the tolls on which amounted to $6,981.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 May 1891