The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jul 1899

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p.1 An Enormous Cargo - Chicago, July 21st - The new schooner Manila has delivered a cargo of iron ore at the Illinois steel company's furnaces on the Calumet that exceeds by many tons all previous cargo records of lake ships. On a draft of eighteen feet fore and aft, the Manila loaded 7,300 gross tons of ore. To this may be added one per cent for moisture in the ore, making the total weight 7,373 gross tons, or 8,110 net tons. The largest previous cargo was loaded into the schooner Fritz of the Bessemer fleet. That was 7,030 gross or 7,952 net tons of ore. The Manila's cargo exceeds this by 158 tons.



The steamer Haskell cleared for Ogdensburg.

The schooner Echo cleared for Trenton to load wood.

The sloop Jessie cleared for Kingston Mills with corn.

The schooner Kate, from Sodus, arrived at Crawford's with coal.

Four grain laden barges left Richardsons' elevator for Montreal this morning.

The steam yacht Louise, owned by G.C. Boldt, Heart Island, was in port last evening. She is a handsomely equipped craft.

McKelvey & Birch have nine men employed on Calvin's new boat, the India, and are rushing her completion. S. Birch is superintending the work himself.

Arrivals at the M.T. company's elevator today: steamer Glengarry and consort Winnipeg, from Fort William, with 75,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Langdon, from Chicago, with 65,000 bushels of corn.

p.5 Big Vessel Deal - Buffalo, July 21st - Corrigan, McKinney and Co., of Cleveland, have (apparent missing line) Chief, and Iron Duke, and the schooner Iron Cliff, from Parker and Millen, of Detroit, for $130,000, also the schooner F.D. Ewen and John Hutchison. The latter will be towed by the Iron Age and Iron Duke. The Hutchison brought $15,000 ? but the price of the Ewen was not given out.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jul 1899