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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 30, 1879

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p.2 Toronto - Marine Court Action For Damages - A suit has been instituted in the Maritime Court for the recovery of $550 damages, alleged to have been sustained by theRothesay on the occasion of the recent collision with the City of Toronto at Niagara. It is understood that $500 was offered and refused. The amount assessed against the Picton, for inflicting damage on the Southern Belle, was $485. It has now been appealed.

Niagara - The City of Toronto Again Afloat - Niagara, July 30th - The tugs have just succeeded in getting the str. City of Toronto off the bar, and are now towing her into the slip here, where she is to take on fuel and start at once for the dry dock at Charlotte, N.Y., to have her hull examined.

p.3 Accident - This morning the steamer Geneva was towing up a small skiff belonging to C.H. Corbett. It ran with considerable force against O'Brian's wharf, and, filling with water, sank. It was rumored that Mr. Corbett had a narrow escape from drowning, but the report was not substantiated.

Marine - Quite a good inquiry was noticed for grain vessels at Milwaukee, and 3 cents freely bid on wheat to Buffalo, and 6 cents to Kingston. Vessels continue scarce, and carriers demand 3 1/4 cents on wheat to Buffalo. Engagements: to Kingston, West Side, 18,000 bushels wheat at 6 cents. There was chartered at Toledo: Schooners O.M. Bond and Jenny Graham, wheat to Kingston, at 4 1/2 cents.

The Wanderer's Accident - more details.

Yacht Trouble - The yacht Magic, of Oswego, which attended the Kingston races with a party, has been delayed from returning by adverse winds. Thursday she left the Cape and made the Galloes, and at 5 a.m. on Friday sailed for Oswego. The wind was so strong that she ran into Big Sandy Creek, where she remained until Saturday. About four miles this side of Big Sandy they found the wind ahead and very strong, and in coming in stays the Magic capsized. The life crew discovered the crew's distress and put out to their relief.

Yachting - Mr. Offord thinks Dr. Curtis is not serious when he talks of matching his yacht against any in the harbour for $100. But if the Dr. means all he is reported to have said, Mr. Offord says he will sail him for any sum between $50 and $200, the owner of the Oldrieve to name any day he pleases, but to notify the owner of the Emma the evening previously in order that he may secure his crew. Mr. Offord means business, and it remains to be seen if Dr. Curtis is similarly inclined. If so a matched race may take place any day. Mr. Offord's offer is open to any yacht in the harbor as well as Dr. Curtis'.

Wiind Wafts - Seamen's wages at Chicago $1.50 per day.

The schr. Bangalore has left Chicago for Kingston with 23,862 bush corn at 5 1/2 cents freight.

The schr. Craftsman ran short 380 bushels on a cargo of 21,000 bushels of corn unloaded here recently.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 30, 1879