The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Sep 1891

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The schr. Cornelia arrived last night from Clayton with 209 tons coal.

The schr. Breck is now being converted into a barge of 300 tons at Davis' dry dock.

The barge Alice Pacy is at J. Richardson & Sons dock loading phosphate for Montreal.

The prop. Ocean arrived up from Montreal twelve hours late. She was delayed by the fog.

The prop. Canada called here today on her way to Chicago with passengers and baggge.

Last night 273,000 bushels of grain were transhipped by the Montreal transportation company's elevators.

The prop. Sir S.L. Tilley and schrs. Neelon and Augusta have taken on cargoes of grain at Chicago for Kingston.

Swift's dock is being enlarged. The crib work on the west side has been placed and filled in, and the foundation will soon be finished.

The tug Minnie Bell has arrived at Ottawa with the barge White Elephant, coal laden, which sunk at Long Island some time since. The raising of the vessel was effected after some trouble.

Tomorrow the new schooner Ceylon will leave for Duluth in tow of the steamer D.D. Calvin. This will be the Ceylon's first trip and she will be loaded with grain at Duluth for Kingston.

Clearances: tug Glide and three barges, Montreal, grain; tug Thompson and five barges, Montreal, grain; schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte, light; prop. Ralph, Chicago, light; prop. Acadia, Chicago, light.

The seamen's union, Chicago, now appear confident that they will be able to maintain the rates of wages demanded, and even talk about a further advance later in the season. Freight rates are good, but according to vessel owners' statements they will not do more than justify present figures.

Arrivals: prop. Ralph and consort Alleghany, Duluth, 25,000 bushels wheat; steamer Calvin and consorts Dunn and Valencia, Duluth, wheat; schr. Trade Wind, Port Oshawa, 11,419 bushels barley; sloop Lorraine, Trenton, lumber; prop. Acadia, Montreal, passengers; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 200 tons coal.

Down The River - The steamers J.F. Maynard and Jessie Bain are laid up in Clayton. The Islander is the only boat on the Clayton-Alexandria Bay route.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Sep 1891