The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1885

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p.1 The Kingston Regatta - 2 full columns of detail.

p.4 A Fatal Fall - a Kingston sailor fell into open hatchway on steambarge Swain.

Floating Facts - The schr. Clara White is at Anglin's with coal.

-The steambarge Maine is at Garden Island with deals.

-The schr. G.M. Case cleared light for Oswego this morning.

-The steambarge Nile and Isis have gone to Clayton with cargoes of ties.

-The schr. Annie M. Foster is discharging coal at the K. & P. long dock.-The schr. Edward Blake is at Collinsby with 19,000 feet of timber. She came from Toledo.

-The schr. Hoboken has been chartered at Chicago to bring 21,000 bushels of corn to Ogdensburg.

-An effort has been made during the past few days to get up a boom in wheat shipments at Chicago but it proved futile.

-The steamers Norseman, Charlotte; Passport, Toronto; Corsican, Montreal; and propellers Dominion and Persia called at Swift's today.

-The job of releasing the Canadian schooner Elgin ashore below Racine Point proved a difficult task. Several pumps had to be put upon her.

-The schooner White Oak arrived from Oswego on Saturday afternoon with 400 tons of coal, and the Rutherford with 400 from Sodus Point. Both cargoes are for Capt. Crawford.

M.T. Company arrivals: Schr. Kate Eccles, Brighton, 8,000 bushels of peas; schooner Wm. Jamieson, Whitby, 10,088 bushels of peas; schr. Flora Emma, Port Hope, 7,265 bushels of peas; schr. Blanche, Toronto, 5,693 bushels of peas.

-A survey of the schr. Jamaica was made on Friday afternoon, when the vessel was found to be a total loss. Her decks are entirely gone, piled up on her side and rail, and her deck beams are all broken. The rails on both sides are both broken amidships, indicating that the hull is broken in two.

-The schrs. Rogers, O.M. Bond and J.R. Noyes have been chartered to carry 24,000, 22,000 and 21,000 bushels of corn respectively, to Kingston from Chicago. The rate was 3 cents per bushel, because of the fact that there are no canal tolls on vessels which go to Canadian ports.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1885