The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 4 Jul 1885

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p.4 Floating Facts - The schr. White Oak clears this afternoon for Oswego, to load coal.

-The sloops Laura D. and Lorraine are loading wheat at Richardson's for Deseronto.

-The schr. Clara White arrived yesterday from Oswego with 125 tons of coal for Crawford.

Swift's: Steamer Corsican, Toronto; prop. Dominion, St. Catherines; and Passport, Montreal.

-The str. Rideau Belle left for Portland and way ports at eleven o'clock this morning. She was heavily laden.

-The Garfield and Laura left for Clayton today. The former will not compete in the races, as there is no contest for first-class yachts.

-The schr. Julia arrived and discharged 240 tons of coal for Capt. Crawford. She cleared again for Charlotte to load another cargo of coal for the same gentleman.

-While the schr. Abbie L. Andrews was loading granite at Grindstone Island for Chicago last week, the crew struck for higher wages $1.50 per day. It was refused.

-The oldest iron steamer on Lake Ontario is the Magnet, which made her first trip in the fall of 1845. The Passport appeared in the spring of 1846. However, both boats were registered in the same year - 1846.

-Supervising Inspector Cook, of the United States, has decided to prohibit the use of the Shipman engine. The main objection is that kerosene oil is used as fuel, the carriage of which is expressly forbidden by law.

-Joseph Goodroe, a member of the life-saving crew of Oswego has been presented with a valuable gold medal from the U.S. life-saving department. It is solid gold, valued at $75. It was for heroic services in the disasters of the Sophia Minch on the 31st of October, 1883, G.B. Merrill, 3rd November, 1883, and J.T. Thompson, 11th of November, 1883. He was at the time a member of the Cleveland life-saving crew.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 4 Jul 1885