The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 14 Jul 1885

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p.1 Floating Facts - The schr. Singapore is laid up at Portsmouth.

-Grain freights were quiet at Chicago on Saturday.

-The prop. Myles is unloading staves at Garden Island.

-The steambarge Nile and barge Resolute are loading lumber at Belleville for Oswego.

-The barge William, which was sunk in the Lachine Canal, is being repaired at Portsmouth.

-The tug Thompson arrived last night from Collinsby to which place she brought six drams of timber from Port Hope.

-The schr. Clara White clears light this evening for Oswego to load coal for Crawford. She is now discharging a cargo at Rathbun's.

-The steamer Corsican, Toronto; prop. Dominion, Hamilton; and steamer Algerian, Toronto, were the arrivals and departures at Swift's today.

-The steamer Gypsy, which ran between Kingston and Ottawa last year, is laid up at Toronto. She is owned by the Rathbun Company. It is rumored she will be run out of Kingston as an excursion steamer.

-Capt. Dandy, of the schr. B.W. Folger, denies that his vessel was beaten by the schr. White Oak on her last trip from Oswego to Kingston. He claims that the latter vessel left Oswego some hours ahead of his. Captain Eccles, of the Clara White, corroborates the above statement.

-Collector Spalding, of Chicago, took no further action upon the new regulations yesterday, but will probably do so Monday, when an application to clear the steamer Armenia for Kingston will probably be made to him. Under the existing law, however, he will probably have to refuse her a clearance; but he will probably be instructed to act as he did in the case of the barges Isaac May and Severus (sic -Severn ?) by the department.

Nearly A Catastrophe - too many passengers on one side of Pierrepont when it left wharf at Channel Grove, it leaned over and caused panic.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 14 Jul 1885