The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1898

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The schooner Kate is discharging a cargo of coal at Crawford & Co.'s wharf.

The schooner Valencia arrived at Garden Island this morning with a cargo of coal.

The steamer Black Rock, Duluth, is at the M.T. company's elevator with 69,000 bushels of wheat.

The steambarge Lloyd S. Porter and H.E. Runnels called at Prescott yesterday and proceeded to Montreal bound for the Atlantic coast.

The steamer Glengarry and barge Minnedosa, Fort William to Kingston, wheat, and schooner Emerald, Detroit to Kingston, wheat, are in the Welland canal.

It is claimed that some of the grain barges plying on the St. Lawrence between Kingston and Montreal have made their seventeenth trip, more than they ever made in other seasons.

It was expected that the steamer Rosemount and consorts Selkirk and Melrose would leave Alpena, Mich., today en route for this port. No further information was received here touching the condition of the boats.

Owing to the prevailing east wind the schooner Eliza Fisher, coal-laden for a local dealer, has been obliged to remain in shelter at Oswego for upwards of nine days. As soon as the wind changes she will make the run across the lake.

The fleet which the Atlantic transportation company are taking from the great lakes to the seaboard consists of nine steamers, at an average cost of $50,000, and thirty-five schooners at an average cost of $20,000, or a total cost of $1,150,000. Their destination is Newport News, and they will be used in the coast-carrying trade of the Atlantic coast. Today one-half of the big fleet is safely anchored at Quebec, having passed the Split Rock rapids in safety. If the same good fortune and weather continues Mr. Besse, the manager of the company, thinks that $60,000 will land the fleet at the gulf by November 1st. He has been identified with shipping interests all his life, and now he gives it as his opinion that the time foretold by Sir Wilfred Laurier, when ninety per cent of the grain trade of all America will be carried down the St. Lawrence, is not far distant. This year the Parry Sound line will handle 50,000,000 bushels of grain at a saving of over a quarter of a cent per bushel in freight rates.


The Tug L.P. South Sunk.

Cleveland, Oct. 21st - The big tug L.P. Smith was sunk in the harbor entrance yesterday as the result of a collision with the steamer Olympia. There were three men on the tug. The captain and engineer jumped as she went down, and were rescued after a long desparate battle with the waves. The fireman went down with the tug and was drowned. The Olympia was uninjured.

p.6 Late Afternoon Events - The steamer Lake Michigan called at Swift & Co.'s wharf today and left a consignment of vinegar for Ottawa, which will be transferred thence by the steamer James Swift.

Cargo and Vessels Lost - Port Arthur, Oct. 21st - The steamer Chisholm and her tow, the schooner John Martin, were wrecked off Isle Royal on Wednesday. They had a cargo of 42,000 bushels of barley and 1,200,000 feet of lumber, which is a total loss. The crews were saved.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1898