The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 May 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Clearances: schr. Delaware, Oswego, light; tug Thompson and two barges, Montreal, grain; str. Argonaut, Charlotte, light; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, lumber; schr. F.F. Cole, Oswego, light; schr. Eliza Fisher, Oswego, light; schr. Flora Emma, Sodus Point, light.

Arrivals: schr. White Oak, Oswego, coal; tugs Walker and Thompson with six barges, Montreal, light; tug Edmond, Bedford Mills, light; prop. Argonaut, Chicago, 44,000 bush. corn.

Last night the fourth raft forwarded this season by Calvin & Co., left for Quebec in tow of the str. Hiram A. Calvin. The raft contains 9 drams of timber.

The prop. Cuba, from Montreal, passed up last evening, and the prop. Persia, St. Catharines to Montreal, down this morning.

The str. Princess Louise is on the Cape route now in place of the Maud, which is hauled out at the dry-dock.

Today the str. Armenia with the schr. Dunn in tow, left for Toledo to load timber for Garden Island.


The barge Europe has been hauled out for repairs.

The sloop Sydenham is unloading wood at Crawford's.

The sloop Craftsman is unloading bunchwood at the Grove Inn.

The schr. W.H. Boyce carries corn to Kingston from Oswego.

The tug Walker with the Minnedosa and Kildonan leaves tonight for Duluth to load grain.

The schr. Cora W. Post and sloop Jessie are discharging brick at Gunn's wharf. The brick is from contractor Wilson's brickyard, Gananoque, and will be used on the new Oddfellow's Hall here.

The tug war at Oswego continues. Capt. Donovan still continues to tow in spite of the tug association. It is thought that a new arrangement will be made and the Cummings admitted to the association.

Freight room for 200,000 bushels of corn was engaged in Chicago on Saturday last at the low rate of 4 1/2 cents per bushel for export via Ogdensburg and Montreal to Liverpool. Much of this will come via Kingston.

The str. Islander left for Clayton this morning and took a party of New York Central railway magnates for a trip among the islands.

The two barges Minnie Francis and Ontario which were refused clearances at Oswego on account of having made false entries, have deposited, under protest, $500, and have been granted clearances. It was asked that each barge deposit $500, but it was finally agreed that that sum would be sufficient. An application has been made for the refunding of the fine to the vessel owners.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 May 1891