The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jul 1893

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The schr. B.W. Folger arrived at Wolfe Island this morning with coal.

Schr. Flora Emma is the last of the fleet detained at Swift's dock awaiting to be unloaded.

The str. Alberta took 64 tons of hay to Ogdensburg for Richardson Bros. today.

The rate on wheat between Duluth and Buffalo is at present down to 4 1/4 cents a bushel, the lowest ever known.

Clearances: schr. Wells, Sodus Point, light; tug Charley Ferris, Oswego, light; prop. Alberta, Ogdensburg, hay.

The str. Columbian did not go to Montreal this morning, as the Corsican was able to take on all the down-the-river passengers with ease.

Capt. Johnston, of the str. Hero, says the apple crop will be a failure up the bay this year. The Hero will have few barrels to tranship this fall.

This is the first season in twenty years that the K. & M. F. Co. has had oats from Chicago. The English trade did not formerly demand it.

The str. Sibley, Washburn to Kingston, corn and rye, the schr. Dunn, Toledo to Garden Island, timber, were reported at Port Colborne last night.

The K. & M. F. Co.'s gang of thirty shovellers have had a harvest this season. Each man has averaged $23 a week and has made as high as $36 some weeks.

The str. Marquis of Lorne, owned by J.B. Carruthers, is being fitted out and will, when ready, go on a cruise with a large party. Cockburn & Son have built a new smoke stack for her.

On Wednesday the schr. Lady Macdonald was stranded on a shoal on the north side of Cronk's Island, having a load of lumber on board for Brighton. The crew were taken from the stranded vessel by J. Ross Cumming.

Arrivals: str. Corsican, Toronto, str. Columbian, Montreal; str. Algerian, Montreal; str. James Swift, Ottawa; schr. Singapore, Toledo, 12,000 bushels corn; prop. Rhoda Emily, Chicago, 36,000 bushels of corn and wheat.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jul 1893