The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Sep 1899

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Winnipeg, Sept. 7th - The big advance in lake freight rates will affect wheat prices in this country seriously. Vessel-owners are asking six cents a bushel from Fort William to Buffalo, as against two and a half to three cents last season, and it is difficult to secure bottoms at that, the ore shippers from Duluth and other Lake Superior points having chartered almost every available vessel at an advance of thirty-five cents on former rates. The rate on coal to Fort William and Duluth has also been advanced to sixty cents a ton. Last season it was twenty-five cents.



The schooner Acacia cleared today for Oswego.

The schooner Emery cleared yesterday for Charlotte.

The schooner Laura D. from bay ports unloaded a cargo of oats at Richardsons' elevator.

The schooner Burton and the steamer John Milne of Smith's Falls were in Davis' dry dock today for slight repairs. The schooner Pilot left the dock last evening.

The tug Reginald with two tank barges laden with oil from Sarnia to Montreal passed down this morning. The tug and barges will make at least one more round trip this season.

Arrivals at the M.T. company's elevator: S.S. Rosemount and consorts Selkirk and Melrose from Duluth with 181,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Saturn and consort Waubashene from Port Arthur with 56,000 bushels of wheat; tug Thomson from Oswego with two barges of coal.

Clearances today from the M.T. company's elevator: tug Bronson with four grain-laden barges for Montreal; tug Thomson with two barges of coal for Montreal; S.S. Rosemount and consorts for Cleveland to load coal for Fort William; steamer Saturn and consort for upper lake ports.

The steamer Princess Louise, which ran on a shoal near Seeley's Bay on Saturday, has not yet been released. She is hard on, and it is doubtful if she will get off at all without the aid of barges for raising. The steamer James Swift pulled for a while last night without success. The tug Edmond has gone down to see what can be done.

Went Down With The Lisgar.

Frank Dougall, Redan street, shipped as sailor on the ill-fated schooner Lisgar, which sank on Sunday off Goderich, on Lake Huron, and it is expected that he has met a watery grave, sharing the same fate as the other members of that unfortunate crew. He was a young man, thirty-three or thirty-five years of age, unmarried, and when on land made his home with his parents on Redan street. He had made only two or three trips on the Lisgar. Deceased was a brother-in-law of W.H. Hunter, of Purdy & Hunter, blacksmiths, Brock street. Mr. Hunter has been vainly trying to secure accurate information of the supposed death. The vessel, said a lake captain who was in port today, went down in about a minute. Some acquaintances of Mr. Dougall conversed with him at Port Huron prior to the Lisgar's leaving there for the last time.

Captains Were Fined - Capt. McSherry, of the steamer Cambria, and Capt. Esford, of the steamer Toronto, were fined $50 and costs and $75 and costs respectively at Toronto for selling liquor aboard their boats in Toronto harbor. A second charge against each was withdrawn.

p.6 Death of Mrs. E. Beaupre - wife of Capt. E. Beaupre, vice-president and superintendent of Albany & Troy steamboat company (formerly of Kingston).

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Sep 1899