The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Oct 1891

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The schr. B.W. Folger is loading lumber for Oswego.

The str. Ocean was ten hours late on her up trip last night.

The steambarge Freemason and barges are loading chemical ore at Swift's dock for Ottawa.

Capt. Craig says he will purchase a steamer, already built. He thinks he can get one cheaper than by building.

The steam yacht Little Mac, Alexandria Bay, returned yesterday from a trip down the Rideau canal with a pleasure party.

The prop. Glengarry and consorts experienced a rough voyage on Lake Ontario and arrived in port, yesterday, twenty-four hours behind time.

Clearances: tug Thompson, Montreal, four light barges; steambarge Anglin, Cape Vincent, railroad ties; sloop Volunteer, Cape Vincent, railroad ties.

The schr. Ada Medora, Kingston, passed Port Dalhousie for Cheboygan, light; steam barge Waverly and barge, Duluth, wheat, and schr. Mary, St. Catharines, wheat, passed down for Kingston; schr. Nervana, Chicago, rye, passed Port Colborne for Kingston.

Ald. Gaskin is in receipt of a communication from the minister of marine instructing him to decide the location of the range lights and the necessary cost of putting them up. Forms of tender will be issued and the location of lights decided upon at once. Buoys have been placed on nearly all the shoals.

Arrivals: prop. Glengarry, Gaskin and Glenora, Duluth, 110,000 bushels wheat; schr. Kate, Picton, 6,200 bush. rye; schr. Two Brothers, Picton, 5,800 bush. wheat; prop. Celtic, Duluth, lightened 7,500 bush. wheat and left for Montreal; tug Thompson and five light barges, Montreal; steambarge Khartoum, Simcoe Island, peas; schr. Oliver Mowat, Sandusky, coal.

To Build Steamers - The Richelieu & Ontario navigation company are making preparations to build two new steamers, 300 feet in length, with all modern improvements, and having a speed of eighteen miles an hour, to ply between Toronto and Prescott. The steamers will be built at Clyde, England, or at Owen Sound, Lake Huron, and will cost not less than $300,000.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Oct 1891