The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 May 1896

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At Chicago the str. Denver was placed for wheat to Kingston at 2 7/8 cents.

The tug Hall, with four grain laden barges, cleared last night for Montreal.

The schr. Fabiola will attempt to beat the record made by the schr. Annie Minnes.

The schr. Lone Star, from Trenton, is discharging a cargo of pine slabs for R. Crawford.

The str. Lake Michigan, after having discharged 6,000 bushels of wheat, proceeded on down to Montreal.

The str. Saturn and consort, Grand Marais, to Collins Bay, timber laden, is on the way down Lake Ontario.

There were 206 bushels of grain of the str. Hale's cargo damaged by water. It was purchased by Joseph H. Fisher.

The str. Hale with consort after having discharged their cargoes, cleared, last night, for the Welland canal, light.

The str. Alexandria, with passengers and freight, called at Craig & Co.'s wharf last evening, on her way from Montreal to Toronto.

The "Sailor's Rest" will be re-opened tomorrow, and daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sailors and bargemen are cordially invited to spend their disengaged hours at the "Rest."

General Paragraphs.

The str. Spartan was taken for a trial trip round the harbor and as far as Nine Mile Point this afternoon, previous to beginning her regular season.

These craft landed at Richardson & Sons' elevator today: sloops Idlewild, 1,000 bushels of wheat, for Gananoque; Madcap, 1,000 bushels of wheat for Gananoque; Peruvia, 2,500 bushels of wheat for Smith's Falls; Maggie L., 3,000 bushels of wheat for Consecon. Besides twenty-five cars with wheat for eastern points.

On the first of June the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company's boats will begin their tri-weekly trips between Montreal, Toronto and Hamilton. From the 15th of June until the end of the season the trips will be made daily. The same four steamers will be engaged in this service as were engaged last year, namely, the Spartan, Corsican, Passport and Algerian.

The str. Bannockburn, with consorts Selkirk and Melrose, arrived from Fort William this morning with 166,000 bushels of wheat for James Richardson & Sons. They were discharged at the M.T. Co.'s elevators. On the next trip, in addition to the above two consorts, the Winnipeg will be taken in tow, and on the return journey will bring a combined cargo of 212,000 bushels of wheat.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 May 1896