The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Aug 1891

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The prop. St. Magnus, from Toledo, with wheat is expected this evening.

The schr. Restless is loading lumber for Deseronto at the Rathbun company's Grove Inn yard.

The schr. Maggie L. arrived last night with a cargo of bran and feed from the Glenora mills.

The str. Sylvan Stream ran in New York twenty years ago from Harlem to the Battery in the East river. The steamer is very fast.

The Ogdensburg Coal & Towing Co.'s tug Myra arrived last evening and left again today for Ogdensburg with the barge Butler in tow.

The prop. Lake Michigan, from Chicago, lightened 7,500 bushels of rye at the M.T. Co.'s dock, yesterday, and proceeded to Montreal.

Arrivals: tug Myra, Prescott, light; prop. Dominion and barge Benson, 33,000 bushels wheat; prop. Lake Michigan, Toledo, rye; sloop Denver, Sackett's Harbor, light.

Clearances: str. Campana, Chicago, passengers; steam yacht Siesta, Clayton, pleasure party; prop. Niagara, Toledo, light; sloop Denver, Sackett's Harbor, shingles; tug Myra and barge, Ogdensburg, grain.

Vesselmen are already beginning to note the necessity of more and better transhipping facilities at this point to accommodate the grain trade this fall which it is expected will be enormous. A large elevator is most badly needed.

The steam yachts down the river make big money during the summer season. There are fifty of them about Alexandria Bay. They are in great demand to tourists who get up fishing parties and go out for a day's fishing.

The St. Lawrence steamboat company has found itself so pressed for boats to fill engagements that it has chartered the steamer Belmont for a month. The steamer, formerly in service at Prescott and Ogdensburg, arrived here last night. She will run between the city and Cape Vincent. The Maud will go down the river and carry tourists from Alexandria Bay to Kingston, while the Islander will remain on her route, Clayton to Alexandria Bay. The other steamers will thus be free to do the heavy excursion business pressed upon the company.

p.4 The strs. Montana and Joliet collided near Cleveland. The Montana is damaged about $1,000 worth, but the Joliet is little hurt. Repairs are being made at Cleveland.

Had His Wife Discharged - Washington, Aug. 19th - man's wife was assistant keeper of light station at Marquette, Mich.; husband charged her with inattention to duty.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Aug 1891