The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 4 Sep 1885

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p.4 Floating Facts - Grain freights were active at Chicago on Wednesday.

-The tug McArthur took a small raft of logs to Collins Bay today.

-The schr. B.W. Folger is unloading grate coal at Swift's.

-The steambarge Alabama is lightening 1,000 bags of salt at Gunn's.

-The str. Swan, of Ottawa, Capt. T.L. Sproule, left for Ottawa last night.

-The schr. Ganges arrived at Garden Island this morning from Manistee with a load of timber.

-The schr. L.S. Hammond has cleared from Chicago for Kingston with 20,100 bushels of wheat.

-The schr. A.B. Norris will receive 3 5/8 cents on a cargo of 42,000 bushels from Chicago to Kingston.

-The prop. Cuba arrived at the M.T. Co's wharf, this afternoon, with grain from Chicago.

-Men are working night and day repairing the steamer Hero. She will resume her trips next week.

-The steamer Ontario arrived from Alexandria Bay at Swift's this morning with a small excursion party on board.

-The tug Active left for Oswego with eight barges this morning. The barges were laden with lumber.

-The steambarge Nile with a tow of three barges, laden with lumber from Ottawa, is expected at Rathbun's tomorrow.

-The steamers Corinthian, from Toronto; Passport, from Montreal; and Gypsy, from South Bay, called at Swift's today.

-The schr. Polly M. Rogers ran into Oswego on Wednesday evening being unable to reach Fairhaven. There was a heavy sea running.

-The str. Metamora and consorts Manley and Russell are discharging cargoes of timber at the Island. They will ply between Byng Inlet and Tonawanda for the remainder of the season.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 4 Sep 1885