The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 8 Sep 1885

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p.1 Floating Facts - The tug Glide left for Montreal this morning with six barges.

-The steamer Hero will not resume her regular trips until Thursday.

-The sloops Minnie and Idlewild are at Breck & Booth's with sand.

-The schr. Jessie Breck is unloading a cargo of coal at Breck & Booth's.

-The Corsican from Toronto, and Algerian from Montreal, called at Swift's today.

-The steamyacht Minnie, of Alexandria Bay, brought a fishing party to the city this morning.

-The steambarge Siberia is hard aground on the Canadian shore of the Sault. Ste. Marie river.

-The schr. Watertown en route to Kingston from Chicago with wheat passed Port Dalhousie yesterday.

-Warner's yacht Siesta is at Jerome's Island, Lake Michigan, which is the property of her owner.

-The steambarge Saxon arrived light from Gananoque at Swift's this morning. She left again for Trenton.

-The schr. City of Green Bay has cleared from the M.T. Company this morning for Oswego, to load coal for Chicago.

-The schr. J.R. Noyes was chartered at Chicago on Saturday to bring 20,000 bushels of wheat to Kingston at 4 3/4 cents.

-The Inter-Ocean says that the grain in Chicago elevators never more fully illustrates the maxim, "as good as old wheat," and yet nobody wants it, even at a low price. Corn is the king.

-The steamyacht Joe, owned by Mr. Jno. J. Arnoldi, Government Engineer of Ottawa, was docked at Davis' this morning for a new wheel. The wheel will be put on her as an experiment to increase her speed.

-A special to the Marine Record from Clayton says: "The royal mail steamer Algerian, in coming to the railroad dock, came near running down the steamer J.F. Maynard. The captain supposed he rang bells to back her and only gave one bell. The engineer went ahead and the steamer had quite a headway, striking the Maynard a glancing blow. If she had struck the Maynard in the stern she would have split her open from stern to stem."

Gossip of the Street - The steamyacht Marquis of Lorne gave the female inmates of the Asylum a sail on the bay this morning.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 8 Sep 1885