The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 31 Aug 1885

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p.1 Floating Facts - The sloop Lorraine arrived light from Gananoque.

-The schr. Clara White will load grain for Iroquois.

-The Elgin has arrived with 310 tons of coal for Mr. Mellon.

-The tug Edmond is undergoing repairs at Davis' dry-dock.

-The schr. Sylvester Neelon has arrived at Garden Island with timber.

-The steam yacht Lizzie, of Alexandria Bay, was docked for repairs today at Davis' yard.

-The schr. Jessie Breck is discharging coal and the scow Quebec slab-wood, at Breck & Booth's.

-The prop. D.M. Wilson and consorts passed Port Dalhousie on the 29th. They are bound for Ogdensburg.

-The schrs. Nassau and Oliver Mitchell, with 21,500 wheat and 22,850 corn, from Chicago, are at Portsmouth.

-The prop. Cuba cleared from Chicago on Saturday for Montreal with 23,000 bushels of corn and sundries.

-Abraham Anderson was lost overboard from the schr. E.R. Blake on Friday night while the vesse was gybing.

-The schr. Annie M. Foster received 25 cents a ton on the cargo of coal which she brought here last week and not 20 cents as stated.

-The steamer Armenia is now running between Belleville and Kingston, and will remain on the route until the Hero is repaired.

-The schooner Gaskin's lumber cargo (63,700 feet) which was delivered at Oswego last week, was the largest that ever entered the harbor.

-The steam yacht Toneata, on her trial trip, Saturday evening, made eleven miles per hour. She will make thirteen miles an hour when completed.

-The steambarge Van Allen arrived today from Montreal with a load of railroad iron, consigned to Wallaceburg. She had the schr. L. Ross, also laden with iron, in tow.

-The Laura D. arrived from Gananoque today with 30,000 of brick for Mr. Snowden. This is the first consignment of brick that has been brought to Kingston from the east.

-In a yacht race from Toronto to Niagara on Saturday the Oriole won with the Aileen second. Mr. Bloodgood's Wenona, now flying the Toronto Yacht Club colors, was in the race.

-The schooner Mary Battle, a Canadian-built craft, owned by Capt. S.A. Murphy, of Detroit, has been enrolled as an American vessel, and henceforth will be known as the Detroit.

-The steambarge Iron Age arrived at the M.T. Co. on Saturday from Chicago with 38,786 bushels of wheat. Her consort, the schr. San Diego, carried 50,000 bushels of wheat. They clear this evening for Buffalo.

-The following boats called at Swift's since Saturday. The props. Persia from Montreal; and Dominion from St. Catherines; strs. Corinthian from Toronto; Passport from Montreal, and Norseman from Charlotte.

-The schrs. Bolivia, A.L. Andrews and Watertown have been chartered to carry cargoes of wheat to Kingston from Chicago at 3 7/8 cents per bushel. The former's cargo consists of 22,000 bushels and the other two of 20,000 each.

-Owing to the dense fog which prevailed on the river on Sunday morning the steamyacht Island Chief, running between Alexandria Bay and Ogdensburg, struck a shoal near the Sister's lighthouse and sunk, one side going under water.

-Capt. Tom Johnson, master of the tug Flossie Thielcke, reported at Chicago that he ran into a lot of wreckage about six miles north of that harbor. The wreckage included two very large spars to which were attached booms and gaffs and torn sails and a large amount of running gear.

Advance In Rates - The forwarding companies announce that they have agreed to advance the rates for bringing grain from Kingston to Montreal. The rates for wheat will be 2 3/4 cents per bushel, and for corn 2 1/2 cents per bushel. The advanced tariff is to go into operation on September 1st. It will apply only to cargoes shipped from Chicago on and after the 1st prox.; the advanced rates will not be charged on grain which is in transit now or may be in transit before the 1st. The rates have no reference to the Canal tolls. This is an advance of 3/8 of a cent on the rates hitherto existing this summer. The advanced rate is the same as that which existed before the tolls were reduced by the Government. The forwarders were bound by agreement with the Government not to advance rates until the 1st of September.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 31 Aug 1885