The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Sep 1892

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p.1 A Heavy Toll Paid - Sault Ste. Marie, Sept. 7th - The largest amount of tolls collected from any one boat since President Harrison's proclamation went into effect was paid on Sunday night by the steamer Rosedale, bound from Fort William to Kingston. She had 1,783 tons of wheat, on which she paid tolls amounting to $347.60.

p.2 Cape Vincent, Sept. 6th - ...The str. Jessie Bain has been taken off the Cape-Alexandria Bay route.

South Marysburgh, Sept. 7th - ...The str. Reindeer took an excursion from South Bay ports to Kingston on Tuesday. The str. Rocket will follow with another on Thursday. James Cooper, South Bay, has bought the sloop Minnie. She will be managed by C. Ackerman and J. Bowerman.

p.4 Canal Tolls Question - defending government position on tolls at Welland Canal.


The mate of the schr. B.W. Folger is indignant over a report that became circulated, to the effect that the schr. Herbert Dudley beat the Folger over from Oswego. He says the Dudley was towed four miles out into the lake, and then only beat the Folger a couple of minutes into Kingston.

Capt. Geoghegan, of the schr. Minnedosa, says that his vessel passed the fated steamer Western Reserve about three o'clock in the afternoon of the 30th. The steamer was going into Lake Superior when the Minnedosa was coming out. As the two vessels passed each other the women on board the unfortunate vessel waved their handkerchiefs. Capt. Geoghegan believes that if the crew of the Western Reserve had had a third life boat they would have been saved.

The steam yacht Daisy returned with a party from the island today.

Capt. N. Rousseau has purchased a half interest in the schr. John McBride.

Arrivals: tug Walker and consorts, Duluth, with Glenora and Minnedosa, 109,000 bushels of wheat; prop. Argonaut, Chicago, 44,000 bushels corn and wheat; prop. Campana, Chicago, and will load 1,200 bags of fuller's earth for Chicago; schr. Dunn, Toledo, timber; str. Nile, Deseronto, lumber.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Sep 1892