The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 29 Aug 1885

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p.1 The Richelieu and Ontario - shareholders anxious to retain their stock in company.

Floating Facts - The schr. White Oak is at the Grove dock with a load of coal.

-The schr. Julia is discharging a cargo at Hogan's yard, Wolfe Island.

-The schr. Sylvester Neelon will arrive at Garden Island from Bay City with timber this afternoon.

-The steamer Marquis of Lorne was engaged yesterday in giving the inmates of the Asylum a sail about the harbor.

-The steamer Khartoum took the members of the Sunday School of the Portsmouth Methodist Church to Stella yesterday.

-The large prop. W.J. Averill arrived at the M.T. Co. today from Chicago with 65,000 bushels of wheat. The prop. Scotia is also at this company discharging 16,572 bushels of wheat.

-On account of the near approach of fall the Chicago Marine Insurance Board has adopted a schedule of rates for cargo insurance, to go into effect on the first of September. The rate to Lake Ontario ports is fixed at 60 cents on Class A vessels, to Ogdensburg 65 cents and to Montreal 90 cents.

-There was a fair demand for Kingston vessels at Chicago on Thursday, and the rates quoted at 3 3/4 cents per bushel for corn and 4 cents per bushel for wheat. The following crafts were chartered for Kingston: Schr. Angus Smith, 28,000 corn; schr. Halstead, 34,000 wheat; schr. P.B. Locke, 22,000 corn.

p.4 A Fatal Accident - while str. Hero, Capt. Nicholson, was six miles this side of Deseronto, a portion of the crown sheet of the boiler gave way; fireman John Dickson scalded or suffocated to death; (Weekly British Whig Sept. 3 page 5 says not a regular crewman but replaced one who was ill; worked as fireman on ferries, Pierrepont and worked for Montreal Transportation Co.)

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 29 Aug 1885