The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 21 Aug 1885

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p.1 Floating Facts - The M.A. Muir has reached Garden Island with timber.

-The tug Thompson arrived from Oswego last night with three canal barges for Ottawa.

-The prop. Scotia has been chartered at Chicago to carry 19,000 bushels of corn to Montreal.

-The sailing yacht Niobe, of Toronto, arrived in the harbor this morning from Belleville.

-The schr. Maggie A. Muir is at Garden Island with bridge timber. She came from Manistee.

-The tug Glide left for Oswego yesterday afternoon with the schrs. Nevada and J.R. Noyes.

-The tug Thompson left this afternoon for Montreal with three light American canal barges and three grain laden barges.

-The steamers Corinthian, Toronto; Passport, Montreal; Ontario, Alexandria Bay; and prop. Cuba, Chicago, called at Swift's.

-The tug Sir John left for Ottawa this morning with six barges laden with coal. They were brought here by the tug Charles Ferris.

-Four large steamers came close together on Wednesday at the Crossover lighthouse, the Corinthian and Ontario bound up and the Persia and Bibb bound down. They were all in a bunch at the point indicated.

-The schrs. Polly M. Rogers and O.M. Bond have arrived at the M.T. Company with cargoes of coal. The former carried 23,644 bushels and the latter 21,930. The prop. California also lightened 7,000 bushels of corn and proceeded to Montreal.

-Capt. John Sughrue, 74 years of age, and who has been a mariner for the past 52 years, takes command of the steamer Chieftain in place of Captain Miller, who has resigned. The former captain had been in the employ of Calvin & Breck for twenty-seven years as captain. For the past four seasons he has been piloting their rafts, etc. down the river.

-Grain freights at Chicago were a little firmer at Chicago on Wednesday, and the demand for vessels was more active, especially for Kingston tonnage. The rates to the latter point advanced a quarter of a cent, or to 3 1/2 cents per bushel for wheat or corn. The schr. Nassau was chartered to bring 20,000 bushels of corn to Kingston and the schr. San Diego 50,000 bushels of wheat.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 21 Aug 1885