The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1891

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Steam barge Khartoum is unloading peas at Richardson's wharf.

Clearances: schr. Jamieson, Port Whitby, light; schr. Manitowac, Chicago, light.

The steamer Maud will be laid up for a few days for repairs. The Princess Louise will run in her place.

The water in the harbor has lowered twenty-one inches since 17th July. This is the lowest it has been in three years.

Capt. Craig, master of the steamer Swan, has billed the owner of the Princess Louise for $60 for damages done to the Swan in a collision with the Louise.

Wm. Black has added a new steam boat to Belleville's fleet. She is called the Outlet Queen. She was bought at Kingston and is a fine looking yacht.

The boom in Chicago is over and vessels are scouring the lakes for cargoes. The rate is 4 1/2 cents. The prop. Lake Michigan had hard work in securing a cargo.

Mate Ditterman, of the schooner Penokee, shot a non-union sailor, named Nichol, through the thigh, because the latter cut the painter of the yawl, and left the vessel to join the union men, just as the Penokee was leaving Ironville.

Arrivals: prop. Celtic, Chicago, lightened 7,500 wheat for Montreal; schr. Jamieson, Port Whitby, 11,000 bush. barley; schr. Manitowac, Chicago, 34,000 bushels corn; prop. Acadia, Chicago, 5,000 bush. corn; steam barge R. Anglin, Cape Vincent, light; prop. Dominion and barge, Kingston, passed Port Dalhousie for Toledo, light, and steam barge Clinton with barges and schr. Groton from Chicago, passed down with rye for Kingston; str. Waverly and barge Bruce, Duluth, passed Port Colborne with wheat for Kingston.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1891