The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Sep 1891

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The schr. Singapore cleared from Ogdensburg last evening with a load of lumber.

The steamers Denver, Wilson, Manitowac, Wilhelm and Columbia bring corn to Kingston from Chicago.

The steamer Superior and schr. Sandusky have been chartered to bring wheat from Duluth to Kingston at 6 cents over tolls.

The schr. Freeman with 5,000 bushels of barley from Whitby reached Oswego, the first cargo of Canadian grain there this season.

Capt. McSherry is negotiating for a sale of the stranded schooner Gleniffer, on the shore near Mimico, to a firm of American wreckers.

Last year only one cargo of rye, 40,000 bushels, was transhipped to this port. Over 1,000,000 bushels of rye have been received up to date this year.

The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company may build two steamers this winter, one to be placed on the route between Kingston and Charlotte.

No more whaleback boats can be taken down the St. Lawrence river rapids until next spring, owing to low water. If a boat ever strikes solidly in running the rapids she will go to pieces.

Capt. John Saunders, of the schooner Ella Murton, disposed of a cargo of ice to the Wagner Lake ice company, Sandusky, Ohio. This is the only cargo if ice sold this season by Kingston dealers.

Clearances: tug Thompson, Montreal, four barges, 80,000 bushels rye and wheat; prop. Tilley and consorts Myles and Hopkins for canal; schr. Singapore, Ogdensburg, lumber; sloop Lorraine, Bath, lumber.

Arrivals at Portsmouth: prop. James H. Prentice, Chicago, 28,000 bushels rye; schr. Carpenter, Chicago, 36,600 bushels rye; schr. Middlesex, Chicago, 38,000 bushels wheat; prop. Rosedale, Chicago, 62,000 bushels rye.

Arrivals: prop. Tilley and consorts Neelon and Augusta, Chicago, 75,000 bush. rye and 25,000 bush. wheat; prop. Myles, Duluth, 40,000 wheat; prop. Hopkins, Duluth, 33,000 wheat; schr. W. Jamieson, Pelee Island, 10,000 bush. wheat; Fleetwing, Charlotte, coal; schr. Sovereign, Deseronto, lumber.

A serious accident occurred on the river yesterday morning to the tug Jessie Hall, of Kingston. She was going up the river at an early hour and just before the Narrows, near Brockville, had been reached, it was discovered that she was leaking badly around her steam pipe. Every effort was made to stop the leak with packing but without avail and she was accordingly run ashore in Waterous' Bay, five miles west of Brockville, where she sank in about ten feet of water. The two barges were secured and the Montreal Transportation Co., here, wired about the mishap. The tug Active went down with a steampipe and diving apparatus and the Jessie Hall is expected in Kingston by night.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Sep 1891