The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Oct 1902

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p.1 All Fishermen Safe - Port Dalhousie, Oct. 31st - last of missing fishermen landed at Four Mile Creek; one boat filled with fish still floating around lake.



Oswego Harbor Is Filled With Vessels.

The Oswego papers report activity in the harbor there.

While a considerable quantity of coal is being received there, yet the demand for it from the Canadian dealers is very heavy. As only a few weeks remain in which shipments by water can be made, and as the weather will interfere considerably with these, little effort is being made to dispose of coal except to Canadian dealers.

The fleet at Oswego is unusually large. It consists of the steamers Hinckley, St. Joseph, Ringleader, Samoa, Avon, Aberdeen, Armenia; schooners Kate Eccles, King of the Kids, Northern Lights, Flora Carveth, Cornelia, Annie Faulkner (sic - Falconer), D. Freeman, Trade Wind, Arthur, Two Brothers, New Dominion, Keewatin, F.H. Burton, Wilfred and Plunkett; barges Drake, Regina, Valencia, Jennie and Dorchester.

All these boats are awaiting cargoes, but sufficient coal is not being received to accommodate them all at one time. The local wholesalers hope to obtain sufficient coal to get all these vessels and barges out by Saturday night.

The price paid by Canadians for f.o.b. at Oswego is $5.35 a ton, an increase of fifty cents a ton over the price charged before the coal strike was declared. The vessel owners are getting good freights, the carrying price being seventy-five cents a ton to Kingston and Bay of Quinte points. During other seasons the freight was twenty-five cents a ton to Kingston and thirty-five and forty cents a ton to Belleville and Trenton.

First Hard Coal.

The first hard coal to enter Kingston harbor for some time reached here early Friday morning. It came by the schooner Two Brothers, Capt. Patterson, from Oswego, and was consigned to S. Anglin & Co. Mr. Anglin could not tell at what figure it would be sold, as the invoice had not arrived, but it is not likely it will be over $7 a ton.


Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria up this evening.

Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King from Ottawa.

The steamer Pierrepont loaded soft coal at Clayton yesterday.

Notwithstanding the storm of Thursday, the steamer New Island Wanderer made her Cape Vincent trips without difficulty.

The M.T. company barges, at Oswego, are being loaded with hard coal, and will reach here tomorrow, en route to Montreal.

Some vessel owners will not carry hard coal from Oswego to Kingston for less than seventy-five cents a ton, in place of twenty-five last spring. They are bound to make up for the idle season they have had.

p.5 Ran Through the Storm - The schooner Two Brothers, which brought the first cargo of hard coal to Kingston this morning from Oswego, had 2 jibs blown to pieces. Capt. Patterson decided to run across the lake in spite of the storm.

The schooner Falconer was loaded at Oswego, on Thursday, along with the Two Brothers, but her captain would not venture out. Her coal is for James Swift, and will likely reach here tomorrow.

Incidents of the Day - Unloaded at Richardsons' elevator: schooners Highland Beauty and Echo.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Oct 1902