The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jun 1895

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The schr. Fleetwing cleared for Oswego this morning.

The schr. Annie Falconer will make her next trip to Charlotte.

The schr. Annie Falconer arrived in from Charlotte, yesterday, with coal.

The str. Swift, from Ottawa, and the str. Persia, from St. Catherines, were at Swift's this morning.

The steambarge King Ben passed through for Oswego from Smith's Falls, last night. She will take another cargo of coal to the Falls.

A sand bar has formed at the entrance to Port Colborne harbor, and is becoming a serious obstruction to navigation in the canal.

There is very little lumber being shipped from here to the other side this season. The Yankees are not buying at all. A rush is expected soon.

Passed Port Colborne: Str. Averell, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; str. Tilley, Duluth to Montreal, flour; Toltec and barge, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; Glengarry and barge, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; Nipigon and barges, Hancock to Ogdensburg, lumber.

The str. Passport, up from Montreal, was delayed five or six hours on account of fog. It was accordingly late when she got here. The steamer started for Toronto but only went a short distance. As she was late and the night dirty the boat turned back and laid here all night. She will return to Montreal.

There has been some enquiry for vessels to load wheat at Buffalo for Kingston and the schr. Sir C.T. Van Straubenzie is now on her way down to Kingston with a cargo of this wheat. The wheat coming from Buffalo is the wheat dealers desired to bring in last winter free of duty. It is north-west wheat and was shipped to Buffalo but prices going up in Canada the owners wanted to bring it in here to sell free of duty. The government refused to do this, however, and as a result the wheat was stored in the elevators at Buffalo. There is now said to be such a margin between prices in Canada and the United States that the owners of the wheat can bring it over here, pay the duty, and still make a profit.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jun 1895