The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1898

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The schooner Acacia arrived in port from Charlotte today.

The sloop Pilot brought over a load of hay from the islands yesterday.

The tug Bronson left for Montreal today with four grain-laden barges.

The schooner Two Brothers, with coal from Oswego, reached port today.

The schooner Annandale, with coal from Charlotte, is unloading coal at the spile dock.

The steamer Iron Duke and consort Iron City, Chicago to Kingston with corn, will arrive tonight or tomorrow.

The steamer Kathadin arrived from Chicago last evening with 70,000 bushels of corn for the M.T. company.

The sloops Minnie, Idlewild and Madcap, from the islands unloaded oats and peas at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The tug Hiram Easton, with barge Minnie Francis, cleared for Rideau canal ports yesterday with a cargo of general merchandise.

This morning the steamer Water Lily, Picton, discharged three carloads of canned fish, cased, at the Grand Trunk freight shed.

Capt. George Haines, pilot of the American line, ran the rapids this morning with the large barge Bacon, drawing over 7 feet, 1 of the 40 barges of the Atlantic transportation company which the Donnelly Wrecking company are taking through the rapids to Montreal.

The steamer Kathadin, discharged at the M.T. company's elevator today, left for Ogdensburg with two consorts, on their way to the Atlantic coast. The three are part of the fleet chartered by the Atlantic transportation company to enter the coal trade between Newport News and New York. The schooner Porter, one of the consorts, is in command of Capt. Herbert Parsons, formerly of this city.


Two Kingston Boys.

Capt. H. Parsons, of the schooner Porter, was in the city today visiting friends and scenes of his boyhood. He is on his way to the Atlantic coast with his schooner, where he will sail for the winter months, returning to the inland waters in the spring to follow steamboating. Capt. Parsons was born and raised in the city, and did his first sailing with his father on the schooner Herbert Dudley. For a number of years he has been engaged on the upper lakes, and rapidly advanced himself until he was placed in command of a boat. He had a successful season on the Porter, which during the greater part of this season plied between Lake Superior and Ohio ports. For the past two months the schooner has traded between Detroit and Buffalo.

Dudley Parsons, brother of Capt. Parsons, is managing a freight transfer business in Chicago holding a lucrative position.

p.8 Late Afternoon Events - Three more barges to be taken to the coast arrived here this morning and anchored off Booth's wharf.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1898