The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1898

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p.2 The Work of the Sports - 2nd skiff race.



The sloop Madcap unloaded a cargo of oats at Richardsons' elevator today.

The schooner Acacia from Oswego is unloading coal at R. Crawford's wharf.

The schooner Two Brothers arrived from Charlotte yesterday with a cargo of coal.

The tug Edmond and barge Columbia cleared for Bedford Mills Saturday to load wood.

The steamer Caspian ran from Kingston to Gananoque on Thursday in sixty-five minutes.

The S.S. Bannockburn from Toledo is at the M.T. company's elevator with 60,000 bushels of wheat.

The sloops Laura D. and Maggie L. from bay ports discharged cargoes of grain at Richardsons' elevator yesterday.

The steamers Bannockburn, from Chicago, and D.D. Calvin, from Ashland, are in the Welland Canal en route to Kingston.

The steamer Bohemian has made her last trip down the river for this season. The steamer Caspian takes her place on the line.

It is reported that some of the cargo of the propeller Ocean, aground near Iroquois, will have to be lightened before she can be pulled off.

The steamer Iron Chief from Chicago to Prescott, dropped her consort Iron Cliff here with 40,000 bushels of corn for J. Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Arabian, Chicago, called at the M.T. company's elevator this morning to lighten 20,000 bushels of wheat before proceeding to Montreal.

As announced in the spring the season of the American line service commenced July 4th and continued until September 6th. There will be no further trips this year, except for special parties. Next year the season will open earlierand close later. The line has been patronized beyond expectations, and shows a large development of travel through the Thousand Islands to Montreal.

The propeller Ocean, which ran ashore at Iroquois Point last Thursday morning, was released by Calvin's tug Reginald and steamer Chieftain yesterday. When the steamer grounded the Reginald went to her assistance, but was unable to pull her off. The Chieftain was sent down and the combined efforts of the tugs were sufficient to release her. The extent of her damages are not known, but must be slight as the steamer was not making any water when the tugs left her.

Some Great Cargoes.

Lately the Whig was informed that the new propeller McDougall had arrived in Buffalo from Chicago with the largest cargo ever transported by a ship plying in fresh waters. Now the Cleveland Marine Review thus proclaims the lake records:

Ore cargo records were again broken this week, when the new steel schooner John A. Roebling, of the Bessemer company's fleet, brought from Duluth to Lake Erie, on a draught of seventeen feet six inches fore and aft, 7,866 net tons. The best previous record was that of the schooner John Fritz, sister ship of the Roebling, which on her initial trip brought down 7,794 tons. Cargo records to date are:

Iron ore - schooner Roebling, 6,953 gross or 7,866 net tons, Duluth to Connault; schooner John Fritz, owned by Bessemer steamship company, Cleveland, 6,960 gross or 7,795 net tons, Duluth to Conneaut; steamer Superior City, owned by A.B. Wolvin, of Duluth, 6,823 gross or 7,642 net tons, Escanaba to South Chicago.

Grain - steamer Superior City, owned by A.B. Wolvin, Duluth, 266,550 bushels of corn, equal to 7,463 net tons, South Chicago to Owen Sound, draft of eighteen feet two inches; steamer W.R. Linn, C.W. Elphicke and others, Chicago, 232,000 bushels of corn, equal to 6,496 net tons, South Chicago to Owen Sound; steel schooner Australia, James Corrigan, Cleveland, 210,539 bushels of wheat, equal to 6,316 net tons, Chicago to Buffalo; steamer Andrew Carnegie, Wilson transit company, Cleveland, 352,100 bushels of oats, equal to 5,312 net tons, Manitowoc to Buffalo.

Coal - schooner Polynesia, James Corrigan, Cleveland, 5,654 net tons of bituminous, Cleveland to Duluth, sixteen feet draft; steamer Carnegie, Wilson transit company, Cleveland, 5,369 net tons of bituminous, Cleveland to Duluth.

Capt. Mills' Views - Friday Howard Folger stated that the New Island Wanderer would race the Columbian to Ogdensburg for $5,000. When Capt. Mills, of the Columbian, was shown the article by a Whig representative on the same evening he laughed heartily as he remarked: "They can make it $1,000 or $20,000, as they like, and we can beat them. I do not think the Columbian can outrun the Wanderer; I know it."

p.6 Fell Into Hold - son of Capt. F. Lalonde, of M.T. Co.'s barge Senator, fell into hold.

A Vessel Sinks - Detroit, Sept. 6th - The barge Montgomery sank in Lake St. Clair yesterday after colliding with a whaleback. The crew were saved.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1898