The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 4, 1879

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p.2 Welland Canal - Port Colborne, July 3rd, Up: Schrs. Florida, Kingston, Pt. Colborne, light; British Queen, Oswego, St. Catharines, coal; L.S. Hammond, do, Chicago, do; Stampede, do, Michigan City, do. Bound Down: Schr. Friel, Thorold, Halifax, flour; prop. Prussia, Chicago, Montreal, general cargo; barges Adirondac, Albany and steambarge Abercorn, Lake Superior, Ogdensburg, lumber.

Ogdensburg Yacht Race - entrants were Surprise, Trenton; Puzzler, Brockville; Faith, Ogdensburg; Amelia, Brockville; Wide Awake, Belleville; Emma, Kingston; Mystery, Kingston; Peerless, Brockville - won by Emma.

p.3 Garden Island - The schr. London is being converted into a barge for the river. Business was so dull for the schooner that it either had to lay idle or resolve itself into a barge.

The New Boat - Emma built by Cuthbert for George Offord.

Wind Wafts - Since the recent sale of the str. Alexandria to the Bank of Montreal, she has been purchased by Mr. Hepburn, of Picton, for $15,000.

The schr. Nellie Wilder, the great freight breaker, is offering to take corn from Chicago to Kingston at 4 cents.

The Yachts - mentions Emma; Charm sold.

Sad Drowning Case - man fell off barge Minnie at Kingston Mills locks.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 4, 1879