The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Oct 1892

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The schrs. Hanlan, Fisher, Falconer and White Oak are awaiting orders.

The water mark retains about the same level. At present it measures three inches above low water mark.

Since the canal tolls have been put on the M.T. Co. have done free elevating for all vessels coming through the canal laden with grain for them.

The tow-barge W.H. Wheeler, of Oswego, G.R. Hinckley, owner, has been put on the ways for repairs at S.H. Slate's shipyard, Grindstone Island. The steamer VanHorne, Ellis & Allen, owners, has also been placed in winter quarters at the same yard.

Peter R. Henderson says that he believes the time is coming when grain will be carried from Fort William through to Montreal for 4 1/2 cents a bushel. At present the freight is 6 1/2 cents to Kingston and 2 cents from here to Montreal. This is the fall rate at this time of the year, the rates have to be increased on account of the changeable weather. A vessel may be delayed several days by a big wind or again be disabled in a blow on the lake.

The tug W.G. Wilmot, built in Bay City, Mich., by Wheeler & Co. for Mr. Wilmot, was pontooned down the river yesterday by the Collins Bay rafting company's appliances. The pontoons raised her from a draught of twelve feet to eight feet. This is the fourth vessel the company has pontooned down the river this summer. The tug is a very powerful steamer and cost in the neighborhood of $40,000. She is bound for New Orleans.

General Paragraphs - Capt. Johnston, of the str. Hero, says there is an unusually large crop of apples in Prince Edward county this year. The str. Hero will transport at least 6,000 barrels, and the str. Alexandria expects to load 20,000 barrels before the close of the season. The shipments are to Sherbrooke and Boston.

A sight not often witnessed was presented in the harbor this morning, when the schrs. Collier, bound for Oswego, the Eliza Fisher, for Port Hope, Flora Carveth, for Deseronto, Jamieson, for Toronto, all cleared at the same time. The vessels were side by side leaving the harbor.

The schr. Keewatin arrived from up the lake this morning with 14,000 bushels of grain. She took on parts of her cargo at different places on the way down.

Capt. E.A. Booth has taken charge of the tug Petrel and will take her to Georgian Bay, there to tow barges.

The str. D.D. Calvin and consorts cleared for Georgian Bay to load lumber for Oswego.

Clearances: schrs. Collier, Jamieson and Flora Carveth, up bay.

Arrivals: barge Sims, Deseronto, lumber.

The schr. Fleetwing cleared for Oswego today.

An Embargo Scheme Spoiled.

The str. Sylvan Stream has been purchased by the Folger Bros., of Kingston. Regarding the sale an Ogdensburg correspondent says: The sale of the steamer Sylvan Stream to Folger Bros. has spoiled an embargo scheme of several city speculators. In company with Brockville men they had talked of forming a stock company, buying the steamer and running her on the old route during next season.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Oct 1892