The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jul 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The str. Everett ran on the rocks at Port Colborne and is hard on. Tugs are trying to pull her off.

Incidents of the Day - Mr. Pierce, porter for the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company for many years, is now steward on the str. Arabian. She is at Portsmouth laden with grain waiting to be discharged.

He Was Tired Out - a shoveller fell asleep in hold, woke up after barge had been towed part way to Montreal.



The schr. Acacia has retired to Waupoose to wait for a charter.

The order for one of Calvin's tugs to go to the steamer Bohemian was countermanded.

In the west it is expected that grain rates to Kingston will advance to 4 1/2 cents before many days have passed.

Arrivals: str. Ocean, Montreal; str. Passport, Toronto; str. Spartan, Montreal; str. Montague, Chicago, 50,000 bush. corn; schr. Fabiola, Oswego, coal; prop. Butteroni, Chicago, 40,000 bushels wheat and corn; schr. Speedwell, Charlotte, coal.

The old steamer T.F. Maynard is again in commission on the Cape Vincent and Alexandria Bay route. The Maynard was built by Capt. George Sweet, who established the route, to run in conjunction with the Utica & Black River railroad, and purchased some years ago by the Thousand Island Co.

There are 300,000 bushels of grain in vessels at the dock of the Montreal transportation company waiting to be discharged. Some of the masters think the boats will not be unloaded for a week. The reason there is such a rush of grain by the St. Lawrence river route is because the freight rates to England are cheaper than via New York. Buffalo is losing business on this account.

Capt. T. Fox, of the schr. Flora Emma, says the present has been the best season he has ever had trading here. The schooner has carried sixteen loads already this year, one of lumber and fifteen of coal. The prospects are not very promising for the balance of the season, however. The coal sheds at Kingston are now all filled and vessels will have to find other ports. With the exception of a few loads of screenings there is nothing more to come here. The screenings are scarce and will not be secured before next month. Capt. Fox unloaded four times in two weeks and two days, out of which time he laid over the queen's birthday. The captain is a true British subject and will not work on her majesty's birthday.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jul 1893