The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 5, 1879

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p.2 Toronto - steam yacht Fairy aground at western point.

ad for str. Geneva - Cheap Excursion to Gananoque, the Camp Ground and Return - 25 cents.

p.3 Cruising - on yacht Gracie of Belleville.

Foundrymen's Excursion - on tug Ellswood (old Bob) to Gananoque.

Unlucky Boat - steam yacht Farrington had three accidents in about a week; people in charge of steam boats should have to pass a rigid examination.

Wind Wafts - The schr. Grimsby was chartered at Milwaukee to carry wheat to Kingston at 6 1/2 cents.

Welland Canal - Port Dalhousie, August 4th - Down: schrs. L.L. Lamb, Detroit, Kingston, wheat; Anglo Saxon, do, do, do; Lady Macdonald, Chicago, do, do.; Nassau, do, do, do; G.M. Case, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Arabia, Chicago, do, corn; Oliver Mowat, Toledo, Kingston, wheat; Sligo, do, do, do; Westside, Milwaukee, do, do.

Up: schrs. P. Marwood, Kingston, Port Colborne, light; R.J. Benson, do, do, do; Canada, do, Toledo, do.

Yacht Measurement - We were under the impression, from what our Belleville confrere had said, that all our yachts in Kingston would be ruled out at the regatta at Toronto if measured by the Royal Canadian Yacht Club rules. Such is not the case. Nearly all the yachts here have been measured, and according to the rules will have a tonnage of less than ten tons. The new Emma is by the new measurement 9 83/94 tons. This will give Kingston the privilege of entering in the second class races.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 5, 1879