The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Sep 1892

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p.1 Building the Canal - worker at Soo expects job to last at least until 1894.

St. Mary's Canal Tolls - circular from treasury department at Washington explaining application of tolls.

General Paragraphs - The str. Quebec arrived from Oswego on Saturday with 146 tons of coal for C.C. Ray & Co., Ottawa. She cleared this morning.


The str. Corsican will go into winter quarters.

The barge Minnie Francis is being caulked at Davis' dry dock.

The str. North King made her last trip among the islands yesterday.

Dan Murphy, mate of the steamer Maud, is incapacitated on account of sickness.

Calvin's schooner Norway will be dry-docked at Davis' and have a bad leak repaired.

The prop. Algonquin is in the government dry-dock having her air pump repaired.

The str. Rocket, which went aground near Rednersville, has been pulled off, none the worse for her experience.

The steamer St. Lawrence arrived last night from Alexandria Bay, after a very successful season. She will go into winter quarters at Carleton Island.

Arrivals: prop. Cuba, Chicago, lightened 8,500 bushels corn and proceeded to Montreal; prop. Ocean, Hamilton; prop. Persia, Montreal; schr. Eliza Fisher, Charlotte, coal.

The str. Algonquin had too great a head of steam on in coming into Swift's dock this morning with the result that the reversing of the engines failed to check her in time and she smashed into the dock doing damage to the extent of $40 ?.

The Pennsylvania railroad company intends to put on lake steamers to run from Lewiston to Alexandria Bay and then have observation steamers to start from that point and shoot the rapids to Montreal. The railroad company has already made arrangements with one of the leading hotels at Alexandria Bay to accommodate their big excursion parties next season.

Nearly all Canadian grain carriers not in the regular lines are now headed towards Chicago. Fortune has been kind to these boats practically frozen out of the Lake Superior business by the retaliatory tolls. The rate on corn to Kingston has advanced from 33/4 cents to 4 cents, and indications were for still better figures. These boats will do better by taking grain from Chicago than they would had they gone to Lake Superior.

p.4 Whaleback Wetmore - a total loss on west coast after many accidents (details).

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Sep 1892