The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Oct 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Princess Louise will lay up for the winter.

The shr. Speedwell cleared for Gananoque to load lumber for this port.

Steam barge Orion and barge Kingston, light, passed Port Dalhousie for Detroit, and prop. Superior, Duluth, wheat, passed Port Colborne for Kingston.

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The barge L'Union is loading 18,000 bushels peas for Montreal.

The str. Islander, Alexandria Bay, has laid up for the winter.

The str. Rideau Belle left for Smith's Falls this morning. The water in the canal is very low.

Prop. Glengarry and barges Gaskin and Glenora arrived from Montreal light and cleared for Charlotte to load coal.

Dan Mills, second mate of the str. Algerian, has signed for work on the prop. Saginaw Valley for balance of the season.

There is great complaint regarding low water in the Morrisburg canal. A mile from the foot a miserable bar has to be worried over.

Andrew Thompson, purchaser of the Jessie Breck, is in the city. The schooner is being converted into a barge at Davis' dry dock, and will be towed to Toronto next week.

The prop. Ocean is again late on her up trip. The water in the river is lower this fall than it has been for years and it is almost impossible for through steamers to run on time.

Arrivals: schr. Emerald, Detroit, 24,000 bush. rye; schr. Grantham, Toledo, 23,000 bush. corn; schr. Tradewind, Oshawa, 11,000 bush. two-rowed barley; schr. Julia, Oswego, coal.

Navigation of the river is interrupted at the Galop Rapids, and about twenty-five barges with grain and coal are detained at Prescott. If the water does not rise, a change in the wind allowing this, the Kingston elevators will have to lighten the barges.

Clearances: tug Home Rule with schr. Groton in tow, Oswego, light; str. Chieftain with barges Siren, Hiawatha and Thrush, Oswego, light, for coal; steam barge R. Anglin, Cape Vincent, railroad ties; sloop Volunteer, Cape Vincent, lumber and laths; schr. Speedwell cleared for Bay of Quinte, light; schr. Oliver Mowat, Bowmanville, light, to load barley.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Oct 1891