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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1892

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There is a big rush in coal from Oswego at present.

Str. Fay and barge, Duluth, passed Port Dalhousie for Kingston, last night.

The tug Col. By arrived, this morning, with one light barge.

The str. Alma Munro passed down last night. Capt. Brown is again in command.

The schr. B.W. Folger, after being unloaded, will take on a cargo of lumber for Oswego.

Capt. Patenaude will not go on the prop. Acadia this year. He is at present engaged on the str. Maud.

The str. Richelieu is making thirteen miles an hour this season. Capt. Nolan, of the str. Maud, will serve as mate on her.

The Donnelly salvage wrecking company is negotiating for the lease of the str. Khartoum, to be used in raising the sunken str. Rothesay.

Clearances: tug Active, with four barges, Montreal, grain; barge McCartney, Montreal, 9,400 bush. peas and 50 tons of phosphate.

The corn damaged by water in the barge Princess was sold in Montreal. There were 2,700 bushels, and the price realized was a good one, 27 c. per bushel.

Str. Columbia, barge Fortes, Duluth, wheat; prop. Rhoda Emily, Omaha, Chicago, corn, passed Port Colborne for Kingston, last night; and schr. Emerald, Kingston to Toledo, passed up.

The str. Spartan will leave for Toronto on Sunday. The str. Corsican will have a trial trip around the harbor tomorrow afternoon. It is expected that both steamers will make greater speed through the recent improvements.

A gang of stevedores complained, this morning, of a certain boat owner who hired his crew at Seeley's Bay. They claimed that at election time the owners could go to Seeley's Bay and get these fellows to vote for them.

Arrivals: str. Enterprise and consort Antelope, Port Arthur, 50,000 bush. wheat; sloop Maggie L., bay ports, buckwheat; schr. Eliza White, Cobourg, peas, oats and buckwheat; prop. Acadia, Montreal, str. Ocean, Montreal.

Capt. Van Black, of the str. Enterprise, says that he left the Soo canal at the same time as the str. Glengarry and consorts. He says he was thirty six hours in the storm on Lake Superior, when it was impossible to see more than ten rods ahead for snow and sleet, a heavy gale blowing at the time from the north-west. He left Fort William as the Glengarry and tow were coming in after the first accident.

p.2 An Oswego Vessel's Mishap - Cheboygan, May 11th - The schr. Annie M. Peterson, coal laden, ran on Poe's reef, early this morning. She is on a rock bottom, and is out two feet. It is blowing heavy from the north-east, and the vessel will probably suffer heavy damage unless quickly released. The tug Sweepstakes pulled on her, this morning, but without effect. The big wrecking steamer Mantisque ? has secured the job of releasing the vessel. The Peterson measures 631 tons, was built at Green Bay in 1874, is owned by Edward Mitchell, Oswego, N.Y., and is valued at $18,000.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1892