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

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p.3 Yachting - mentions Lizzie of Alexandria Bay, Kathleen of Bay of Quinte, and Rhoda of Oswego.

The Marine Law - Captain John Pinder, of the Oswego Belle, was charged before the Police Magistrate, Toronto, on Friday afternoon, with keeping unarticled seamen in his employ. He at first pleaded not guilty, but afterwards, on the advice of his counsel, he changed his plea and admitted the charge. He was fined $2 and costs. The managers of this boat appear to be getting into all kinds of trouble.

Yacht Oriole - on cruise in Thousand Islands.

A Water Serpent - The people of Seeley's Bay, Rideau Canal, are alarmed by the reported appearance of a monster which was seen by a woman and her little son while out boating recently. It was a terrible looking animal which rose out of the water ten or twelve feet and had a hairy tail. It seemed to be of a dark color, with yellow spots. Its eyes were large and bright, and it had a fearful looking mouth.

Wind Wafts - Left Chicago for Kingston: prop. Acadia, wheat, 16,000 bushels; prop. Prussia, wheat, 16,000 bush; prop. Africa, corn, 19,000 bush; schr. G.M. Neelon, corn, 22,000 bush.

Vessel Sunk - The Oswego Times reports that the schooner E. Hall, Capt. David O'Hagan, with a cargo of coal from Big Sodus to Gananoque, has sunk about fifteen miles from land, off Fair Haven. The crew escaped. The vessel sprung a leak, the water gained steadily on the pumps, and she went down slowly out of sight. The Hall was an old schooner, and was not of great value. Capt. O'Hagan was the nominal owner, but H.B. Rathbun & Co. held a mortgage of $1,500 on her. They also owned her cargo of coal. The schooner was insured for $1,500.

The Canadian Batteaux - poetry written at Kingston. [Boston Weekly Magazine]

Marine - storm delayed Spartan and Passport; good fall predicted for carrying trade.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1879