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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 24, 1879

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p.3 Telegraph Poles - 5,000 poles by schr. Richardson for Oswego.

Steamers - By a misunderstanding it was reported that the steamers Cuba and Armenia only make two trips a week. This is not so. The Cuba and Armenia go west, leaving Kingston at 10 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; and going east every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 a.m. These boats have all been refitted, and the cabins have been enlarged. For comfort and elegance they are surpassed by none on Lake Ontario, and the best guarantee for their fast growing popularity is the large number of passengers they carry. Their low rates and splendid accommodations are sure to be the means of making this the most popular route for all going their way. Call on R.J. Eilbeck, at the Dominiion Telegraph Office, Ontario Street, for full information - the ticket agent here.


Queen's Wharf - Princess Louise, Clayton; Hastings, Belleville; Alexandria, Montreal.

Swift's Wharf - Corsican, Hamilton; Cuba, Toronto; Passport, Montreal; Kincardine, Oswego; Alma Munro, Windsor; D.C. West, Westport; Water Lily, Burritt's Rapids.

M.T. Co. - Victor, Toledo, 17,577 corn; B. Mitchell, Milwaukee, 17,700 wheat; Scotia, Chicago, 4,000 wheat; Itasca, Milwaukee, 19,800 corn; Havana, Chicago, 18,264 wheat; Bently, Toronto, 10,630 corn.

Welland Canal - Port Dalhousie, June 23rd, Up: schrs. J.R. Benson, Kingston, Chicago, light; G.M. Neelon, do, do, do; Jennie Graham, do, Port Colborne, do; Sligo, do, Chicago, do. Down: Schr. Canada, Toledo, Kingston, timber.

New Yacht.

The Belleville Intelligencer makes the following observations, which are of local interest: The new ten ton yacht which Cuthbert has in hand at Trenton is rapidly approaching completion, and will take part in the regatta at Kingston on the 1st of July. She is one of the most beautiful specimens of her builder's well known skill that we have seen, being a little sharper forward than the Wide-awake, and lighter in the quarters, with rather more deadrise and consequently a slightly greater draught of water than any other of the builder's former masterpieces. With very graceful - but not too much - sheer, the Emma, for that will probably be her name, will be a perfect beauty, and looks as if her speed would be very great, for she will carry more canvass than any other yacht of her dimensions in these waters. The hull is of pine, with oak keel, stem and stern posts, frames, sheer and garboard strakes and covering board, pine deck and cabin grained in oak and cherry. The dimensions of the hull are: Length of keel, 27 ft. 9 in.; extreme breadth of beam 10 ft. 5 in.; depth at bow and stern 4 ft. 6 in. The planking is excellent, and galvanized Swedish iron nails have been used in fastening it. The dimensions of the canvass are as follows: Main 26 ft., hoist, 34 ft., on boom, 20 ft. gaff and 40 ft. on leech. Balloon gaff topsail - luff 26 ft.; leech 16 ft.; foot 22 ft. Jib - luff 40 ft.; leech 28 ft.; foot 24 ft. Jib topsail - luff 44 ft.; leech 26 ft.; foot 20 ft., together with a large balloon jib. Bowsprit outboard 18 ft. 6 in. The spar will be of cedar, and the yacht will carry very little ballast; none for shifting. She will be a credit to the Kingston fleet, which is now numerous enough but sadly lacking in swift racers. We believe she will be the property of Mr. G. Offord.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 24, 1879