The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 3 Aug 1885

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p.4 Floating Facts - The steamer Pierrepont ran the Cape route today.

-The White Oak is at the Asylum with 405 tons of coal.

-The schr. Nassau has cleared for Charlotte to load coal.

-The tug Thompson left on Saturday with six barges for Montreal.

-The tug Active left this afternoon for Oswego with six lumber laden barges.

-Capt. Davis' new steam yacht is at Brockville receiving her machinery.

-The tug McArthur passed down the river today with a raft from Collinsby.

-The schr. Wm. Shupe is at Portsmouth with a cargo of wheat. She came from Toledo.

-The schr. Mary Lyon was chartered to take corn to Ogdensburg from Chicago at 3 1/2 cents per bushel.

-The tug Elgin is at Brockville with a fleet of barges. They will load lumber for Burlington, Vt.

-The schr. Mongnagon (sic) has cleared from Chicago with 21,053 bushels of corn for Ogdensburg.

-The barges Dorchester and Acadia, of the M.T. Co., are loading 500,000 feet of lumber each for Oswego.

-The yachts Laura and Garfield have gone to Oswego to participate in tomorrow's regatta at that place.

-The schrs. W.R. Taylor and Jessie Breck have arrived at Garden Island with timber. They came from Toledo.

-The schr. Watertown arrived at the K. & M. Forwarding Company yesterday with a cargo of grain from Chicago.

-The yacht Wideawake collided with a dock near the tower on Friday afternoon. One of her crew was thrown into the lake by the collision.

-The schooners Belle Mitchell and J.H. Mead left Chicago on Saturday for Kingston. The former is laden with 22,000 bushels of corn, and the latter carries 23,000.

-The schr. Pulaski, Toledo, 720 tons soft coal; schr. G.M. Case, Toledo, 700 tons soft coal; and schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 250 tons of hard coal, have arrived for Mr. J. Swift.

-The prop. Persia, Montreal; steamer Passport, Montreal; steamer Corsican, Montreal; prop. Lake Ontario, Montreal; steamer Varuna, Alexandria Bay; steamer Norseman, Charlotte; steamer Armenia, South Bay, called at Swift's yesterday and today.

-Grain freights were booming at Chicago on Friday on account of an excellent demand for tonnage, and charters were made on a basis of 1 3/4 cents per bushel to Buffalo. The Inter-Ocean says: "Shippers wanted anything and everything in the way of vessels which can be loaded this week, and it is safe to say that twice as much tonnage could have been chartered had it been in the market." The schooner M.J. Cummings was chartered to carry 21,000 bushels of corn to Prescott. She will receive 3 3/4 cents per bushel. The schooners White Star and J. Maria Scott were chartered to bring 22,000 bushels of corn to Kingston at 3 1/2 cents.

The Gracie Sold - Commodore R.M. Roy, of Belleville sold it for $500 to man from Alexandria Bay.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 3 Aug 1885