The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Oct 1896

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p.1 To Have New Ice Yachts - There will be at least a dozen new ice yachts added this season to the fleet sailing under the colors of the Kingston club. There are six new boats completed and four under construction. A young enthusiast is in New York and will return with plans of a yacht by a celebrated designer. Another member of the club has declared his intention of purchasing the fastest boat on the Hudson and bringing her over. In view of the enthusiasm displayed the Kingston club should be able to do something this winter towards retaining the Walker trophy.

Grain For Export.

The full rush of grain down the St. Lawrence is about commencing and some heavy freight engagements for wheat at Duluth and Fort William are reported. The boats will be kept busy from now to the close of navigation conveying grain to Montreal for export to the old country, for thereicago is said to be a very large amount of wheat to come forward. In consequence of the demand for vessels, freight rates are higher. Over a quarter of a million bushels were taken from Duluth the past week, part of which is now on the way down, at from 5 1/2 cents to 5 3/4 cents per bushel to Montreal, and the same rate has been paid from Fort William. Corn has been taken from Chicago to Kingston at 2 5/8 cents and wheat at 2 3/4 cents. From Kingston to Montreal the rate is 2 cents for corn and 2 1/4 cents for wheat.



The tug Walker cleared today with four grain-laden barges.

The str. Rosemount and consorts cleared yesterday for Fort William, light.

The str. Topeka, light, cleared yesterday for Oswego, to load coal for upper lake ports.

Called at Craig & Co.'s wharf on Sunday: str. Persia, Montreal; str. Cuba, Toledo; str. Ocean, Hamilton.

The tug Active cleared Saturday with four laden barges, returning from the east yesterday with three, light.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Oct 1896