The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 18, 1879

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p.3 The Scotia - The propeller Scotia, Capt. Scott, arrived here from Chicago yesterday with a cargo of grain. Her stern has not been repaired since the fire which did so much damage to her, and the origin of which is believed to have been accidental. When the steamer is examined carefully the observer must remark that it was fortunate that the result was so fortunate or so comparitively inexpensive as it is.

Collision - Last night about six p.m. the steam barge Kitty Friel arrived in port with a load of ties, shingles and telegraph poles from the Rideau Canal, and tied up at her wharf on the east side of Swift's. She had only been in about twenty minutes when the steamer Magnet, of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company's Line, came in, and, after landing the passengers, made her way to Swift's new wharf, for the purpose of wooding up. As she neared her dock the engines were not reversed soon enough, and she ran with considerable force against the Kitty Friel, striking her about midship, and making a big hole in her side, through which the water poured in great quantities. She sank shortly after. The damage will be about $300 or $400.

Panic on a Steamboat - A panic, which was exceedingly dangerous in its character, but which fortunately subsided without injury to any one, occurred on the steamer Transit running out of Belleville yesterday morning. The Intelligencer says the steamer was crowded with excursionists, and had just begun to back away from her wharf, when the cry of fire was raised. Instantly a wild panic seized many of those on board, and one lady threw her child from the upper deck amongst the crowd on the wharf, in order to save it from the fire which she thought existed. The child was caught without harm, by a gentleman, and a large number of people jumped from the boat before it was discovered that there was no ground for the alarm.

The Emma - Last evening fully one thousand persons crowded the wharves and filled small boats in the vicinity of the Queen's wharf. The local flotilla was evidently out in full force - there being on the move probably 130 boats, from the new Emma yacht down to the meagher canoe. The Emma was again the centre of attention, and has made more admirers in a few days than any yacht Kingston has ever owned, not excepting the once famed champions, the Prima Donna and Belle. The first brush she will have will probably be at St. George's pic-nic next Wednesday. The yacht race on this occasion will attract nearly every local yacht. The Emma cuts the water so clean and is so neat and trim that her sailing in a race will be an interesting exhibition in itself, let alone the anxiety to see her upon her mettle.

Repudiation - The Oswego Palladium, after quoting some of our comments on the discreditable conduct of the Americans on the occasion of the late yacht race, says: From the above and reports brought to me by Oswego gentlemen who attended the race, we are compelled to conclude that there was very bad and disgraceful behaviour on the part of a few Oswego men who appeared to be in attendence on the Ella, as well as on the part of its owner, and over which the majority of Oswego people present were grieved and ashamed. The Ella is no doubt the representative yacht of the Oswego fleet, but neither her owner nor the other persons whose conduct has been complained of are the representative yachtsmen or sportsmen of Oswego in any respect. It is due to the good name of our town to say this, once for all.

Welland Canal - Port Dalhousie, June 17th - Down: Schrs. Jennie Graham, Milwaukee, Kingston, corn; Sligo, do, do, wheat; Oliver Mowat, Toledo, do, corn; Lady Macdonald, Morpeth, do, wheat.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 18, 1879