The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 May 1898

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The schooner Snow Bird cleared port yesterday.

Two barges loaded grain at Richardsons' elevator today for Montreal.

The tug Glide left for Montreal yesterday with three grain laden barges.

The tug Thomson arrived up from Montreal today with seven light barges.

The steamer St. Lawrence will leave for service on the river about the 15th of June.

The schooner Acacia with coal from Oswego for R. Crawford arrived in port today.

Six light barges arrived from Montreal last night for the K. & M. forwarding company.

The S.S. Rosemount arrived from Fort William today with 80,000 bushels of wheat.

The sloop Pilot cleared for Bay of Quinte ports last evening to load grain for J. Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Cambria may be placed in commission as an excursion boat. She is in great demand for such purposes.

The steamer Omaha from Chicago with 62,000 bushels of rye and oats discharged at the M.T. company's elevator today, and cleared for the upper lakes.

The steamer Aragon discharged 20,000 bushels of corn at the M.T. company's elevator yesterday, and steamed to Mooers' elevator to unload the remainder of her cargo.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator - sloop Maggie L., 3,000 bushels of rye and peas from Wellington; schooner Annie Minnes, 10,000 bushels of buckwheat and peas from Port Hope.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, May 30th - Down: Steamer Orion, Chicago to Kingston, corn; Sequin, Fort William to Prescott, wheat; D.D. Calvin and barges, Ashland to Kingston, timber.

Port Dalhousie, May 30th - Down: Steamer Omaha, Chicago to Kingston, oats and rye; steamer Rosemount, Fort William to Kingston, corn; schooner Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, timber.


Steamer Corsican Arrives.

The steamer Corsican, of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company's western fleet, touched at Swift's wharf this afternoon on her first trip this season. For some seasons past the Corsican has been the first boat of the regular western line out and the last boat to be called in in the fall. This spring she appears in a new coat of paint, looking neat and clean. She is in command of Capt. H. Esford, Barriefield, who has with him as mate, John Bushel, of this city. The other officers are: Purser, H. Dubois, Toronto; steward, W.J. Clark, Kingston; engineer, W. Parker, Kingston; ladies' maid, Mrs. R. Baird, Kingston; baggageman, George Reid, Kingston. The steamer Spartan follows the Corsican, leaving Montreal tomorrow.

The Scales Correct.

The captians of three vessels, which unloaded grain at the Mooers' company elevator yesterday, became convinced because they were short in their cargoes that the scales in the elevator were defective. They demanded an inspection which inspector Behan complied with. The scales were tested up to 53,800 pounds and found to be absolutely correct.

General Paragraphs - The tug Reginald, with six light barges, arrived from Montreal this morning, and left again with six barges bearing 120,000 bushels of wheat and corn.

The propeller Monteagle, from Chicago, arrived in port at noon today with a cargo of grain.

They Supply The Boats - The Kingston merchants receiving contracts for supplies for the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company's boats this season are: T. Nicholson, meat; Lake Ontario fish company, fish; R.H. Toye, bread and confectionary; A. McCallum, milk.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 May 1898