The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jul 1894

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Arrivals: str. Passport, Toronto; str. Corsican, Montreal; str. James Swift, Ottawa.

The str. Glengarry with a couple of barges will bring 125,000 bushels of wheat from the upper lakes.

Departures at Garden Island, July 4th - str. Clinton and barge Grimsby, Port Colborne, light; str. Chieftain, Ogdensburg, barges.

The str. Bannockburn will arrive from Duluth today with the largest load of grain ever brought to Kingston. She is towing the barges Winnipeg and Selkirk and in all three vessels are stored 166,000 bushels of grain.

Oak timber, belonging to E.L. Kelsey, of Detroit, which left Garden Island per Calvin's raft at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, reached Quebec at noon Monday, being the fastest trip on record for a raft.

Capt. Batton, pilot for the R. & O. N. Co.'s boats from Coteau to Montreal, thinks the prospect for the summer business is getting better and that there are reasons for thinking that the passenger trade from the river will be fairly good.

Capt. Booth looks forward to good freights for vessels this fall. He argues that there is a large amount of grain and coal to be handled, and that vessels will have a bonanza. It is to be hoped so; sailing vessels have had a hard season of it so far this year.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jul 1894