The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jun 1896

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The str. Parsons cleared today for Oswego to load coal for this port.

James Richardson & Sons loaded a barge with wheat, today, for Montreal.

The schr. Nellie Hunter arrived last night, from Oswego, with coal for R. Crawford.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes is at Booth & Co.'s wharf with coal from Oswego.

The schr. Two Brothers, from bay ports, is discharging a cargo of peas at the M.T. Co.'s elevators.

The schr. H.B. Ballou (H.M. Ballou ?), from Trenton, discharged a cargo of slabs at R. Crawford's wharf today.

Welland canal, passed down: strs. Monteagle, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; Tilley and consort, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; Saturn and consorts, Orion and consorts, Grand Marias to Collins Bay, timber laden.

Yesterday the schr. Bullock cleared for Oswego, but had not got out of the harbor when the discovery was made that she was leaking. She was run into Portsmouth and hauled out on the K. & M. F. Co.'s ways, where her hull is being caulked.

The str. Bannockburn, towing the big schooners Winnipeg, Selkirk and Melrose, arrived at Fort William today, making the run up from this port in seven days, stopping on the route to discharge freight. This is remarkably fast time. The str. Rosedale, one of the fleetest lake carriers, made a record between these two ports of fourteen days for the round trip. She ran light and her performance was considered a good thing, but the Bannockburn, heavily burdened as she is, will equal the performance, or at the outside will not be above fifteen days on the round trip. Another feature is the difference in the cargo. The Bannockburn will bring down a quarter million bushels of wheat, whereas the Rosedale carried only 70,000 bushels.

p.4 General Paragraphs - The schr. Queen of the Lakes arrived last night with 560 tons of coal for Booth's and schr. Rooney left for a cargo.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jun 1896