The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Feb 1894

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The schr. Hoboken has been purchased by Ogdensburg parties. Last

fall she ran on a shoal near Brockville, was rescued by Kingston wreckers and taken to Ogdensburg for repairs.

Grain charters have been made in Chicago to Ogdensburg at 4 cents per bushel free of canal tolls.

Feb. 26, 1894



Capt. E.W. Estes will command the str. Island Wanderer the coming season.

The str. Hero's wheels have been changed in such a way that she will be able to make a mile an hour faster time than previously. The boat will be able to go between thirteen and fourteen miles an hour now.

The new barge being built at Garden Island will be converted into a steam barge. It has been considered that a steamer would be a great deal more useful in the grain business on the river. She will be able to tow barges to Montreal. The steamer will not be completed till next spring, however.

Speaking of the vessel outlook for the coming season, George Hall, of Geo. Hall & Co., of Ogdensburg, says: "We are not repairing our boats extensively, because they don't need it. In regard to the carrying price for the coming season, it cannot be much worse than it was last year. But, as a general thing people are looking for a fair season for business. I don't think there will be any high freights, but we have got used to low freights now and we can figure accordingly. A few years ago, if anyone had said that grain could be brought from Chicago to Ogdensburg for four cents per bushel, he would have been called a lunatic. But last year we brought grain from Chicago here for three cents per bushel and didn't lose any money on it. If we can get five or five and one half cents per bushel for bringing it we can make some money."

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Feb 1894