The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Aug 1891

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Arrivals: prop. Lora, Charlotte; schr. Grantham, Charlotte, 665 tons coal.

Clearances: tug Active, coal.

In moving into the slip at Oswego the schr. James Mowat fouled the schr. Cornelia and carried away her jibboom. A new stick is being got ready. The Cornelia is owned by W.H. Consaul, of Chicago.

The str. Lotus Seeker made its first appearance on the St. Lawrence four seasons ago and is owned by E.R. Holden, Thousand Island park. She is acknowledged to be the fastest boat on the St. Lawrence.

The death of Capt. L.A. Holt occurred at West Potsdam after an illness of several weeks. Capt. Holt commanded the T.S. Faxton and was well known to tourists a dozen years ago. He amassed considerable wealth.

The Inter-Ocean, Chicago, says: The habit of Canadian vessel owners in chartering their boats directly with shippers and then sending them here for grain has not paid well lately. Both the Rosedale and Algonquin took a half cent under the market on their cargoes for Kingston, and it is said that the Sir S.L. Tilley and tow lost three quarters of a cent by not waiting."

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Aug 1891