The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Aug 1892

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Wheat is being taken from Duluth to Kingston at 3 cents. This is a quarter less than to Buffalo.

The prop. Michigan, Chicago, lightened 6,800 bushels of wheat at the M.T. Co.'s dock, this morning, and then proceeded to Montreal.

The tug Petrel spent an hour dragging for the anchors that sunk with the schooner Gaskin at the Armstrong wreck near Brockville on Saturday. None of them were recovered.

The Donnelly wrecking company has succeeded in raising the capsized schooner Kate off Thompson's Point, and put her in Picton dry dock. The sunken steamer Princess Louise will be probably raised today and brought here.

Clearances: tug Walker with consorts Minnedosa and Glenora, Oswego, to load coal for Fort William; str. Hecla and John Rugee, Chicago, light; tug Thompson, Montreal, six barges; tug Walker, Montreal, with five light barges.

Arrivals: str. Hecla, Chicago, 52,000 bushels corn; str. John Rugee, Chicago, 51,000 bushels corn; prop. Tilley with consorts Benson, Neelon and Merritt, Duluth, 110,000 bushels wheat; schr. Storrs, Belleville, 7,168 bushels peas; schr. Freeman, Napanee, 13,000 bushels oats; tug Active, Oswego, with three barges coal.

The steamer Columbian made better time between Clayton and Wolfe Island lighthouse by 1 1/4 minutes than any of the Richelieu line of steamers, but still lacks 4 1/2 minutes of the old steamer New York. The Columbian's time Saturday was 22 1/4 minutes for 5 1/2 miles run. At the first trial of the steamer Columbian she did not come up to the speed which the contractors agreed and so a deduction of $17,500 was made from the contract price of $125,000.

General Paragraphs - The schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego for coal, and the sloop Valentine for Cape Vincent with railroad ties, cleared from this port today.

The Tolls Question - on canals still being discussed in Ottawa.

Lake-Ore Carrying Vessels - Cleveland, Aug. 9th - The ore-carrying record of the lakes has again been broken. The steamer Maryland a few days ago took 3,088 net tons of ore from Escanaba, Mich., on a seventeen foot four inch draught to South Chicago. She also held the best former record, which was 3,944 tons

The Maritans ?, now being fitted out at Chicago, has a broader beam than the Maryland and is expected to carry 4,500 tons on the same draught, while a boat building at Bay City will carry 5,000 tons.

Accident to the Maud - shaft broke off Point Frederick, towed in by str. Richelieu.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Aug 1892