The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 16, 1879

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p.2 Gone Home - yacht Ella towed to Oswego by Kincardine.

Montreal - The passengers by the str. Corinthian had a lively time coming down the rapids yesterday evening. A squall struck the boat just above the critical spot, when it was too late to alter her course, and for a moment the aspect of affairs was decidedly perilous. However, the danger was safely surmounted and a sigh of relief went up from the three hundred and forty souls on board. The boat grazed a rock.

p.3 Excursions - on Peerless and Maud.

Sorry Plight - crewman of yacht Ella lost money on wager.

Resumed Her Trips - The str. Hastings resumed her trips yesterday. Messrs. Davidson, Doran & Co. have thoroughly repaired her damaged parts, and last night shortly after six o'clock she took home the party from Belleville.

Low Water - The water in the lake and harbor has fallen greatly, and the Wolfe Island Canal is at so low a depth that the Ferry steamers have difficulty in navigating it.

Wind Wafts - The schr. Oliver Mitchell will take 22,000 bushels of wheat from Milwaukee to Kingston at 2 1/4 cents.

The docks last evening were crowded by sight seers and gossipers. The crew and master of the Ella received much sympathy, and Stone's conduct was bitterly spoken of .

New Wheels - Davidson, Doran & Co. shipped yesterday for the Princess Louise, pleasure steamer at London, a new screw wheel. It is estimated that it will enhance her speed two or three miles an hour. They are engaged now building one for a tug on Lake Simcoe. The captain is at present in the city awaiting for its completion. They made a wheel for it five years ago, which has lasted well. The Company owning the boat were so well pleased with it that they have now employed this firm to build them another.

Vagaries of Yachting - Mr. Stone, owner of Oswego yacht Ella, accused crew of "selling the race," details of race and storm. (1 3/4 columns)

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 16, 1879