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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jul 1893

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p.1 The Rosedale - Duluth, July 15th - About 100 men are at work on the str. Rosedale at the dry-dock of the American steel barge company at West Superior. As a result of her going ashore at the mouth of the Knife River, thirty frames are broken and about that number of plates will have to be replaced. She will be out of dry dock in about ten days. The repair bill will amount to about $6,500.



The steamer Corsican had a large passenger list yesterday afternoon.

It is expected the rush of grain to this port this week will be equally as great as that of last week.

The Calvin Co. will ship its tenth raft on Thursday. The business done so far is about that of last year.

Clearances: schr. Falconer, Sodus Point; tug Thistle, Cape Vincent, 2,000 lbs. fish; prop. Denver, Oswego, to load coal.

Steward Cole, of the str. Maud, is a good one and is becoming popular on the Cape Vincent route. Mr. Cole comes from Picton.

Capt. Bates, of the schr. B.W. Folger, says that there is a scarcity of coal at Oswego at present. The trains cannot bring it in fast enough and vessels are delayed for a number of days sometimes.

J. Deroche, returning from Cleveland, says all the line boats are laid up there on account of the small freights being given for iron ore between Escanaba, Cleveland, Erie and Astabula. Only 52 1/2 cents a ton is received, and this does not pay.

Greater difficulty than was at first anticipated is being experienced in getting the str. Bohemian off the bottom in the Coteau rapids. The Collins Bay Rafting Co.'s pontoons were of too heavy draft, and consequently would not work. The Connelly Bros.' wrecking outfit, towed by the tug Gordon, left for the wreck today. It may take a couple of weeks to liberate the Bohemian.

Arrivals: schr. Garibaldi, Oswego, coal; schr. Fleetwing, Sodus Point, coal; prop. Quito, Chicago, 42,000 bush. corn; prop. Topeka, Superior, 46,000 bush. wheat; prop. Ionia, Chicago, 50,000 bush. corn; prop. Escanaba, Chicago, 47,000 bushels corn; schr. Flora Emma, Sodus Point, coal; strs. Persia, Cuba, Acadia and Corsican, Montreal; str. Ocean, Hamilton; str. North King, Charlotte, str. Algerian, Toronto.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jul 1893