The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 4, 1879

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p.2 Welland Canal - Up: Schrs. Niagara, Kingston, light; Lewis Ross, Kingston, Port Colborne, do; Cavalier, Kingston, Port Colborne, do; Pandora, Kingston, Detroit, do; Grantham, Kingston, Chicago, do; Flora Carveth, Kingston, Detroit, do; Albatross, Kingston, Chicago, do; Emerald, Port Colborne, do; Laura, Kingston, Chicago, do; Wawanosh, Kingston, Chicago, do.

Down: Schr. Mary Jane, Toledo, Kingston, wheat.

p.3 Yachting Meeting - The yachtsmen of the city met in the Council Chamber last evening. The attendance was good. It was decided to have a regatta - of course it was, or the meeting would not have been held to plan the programme. The collections not having been all made, Mr. S.S. Phippen was appointed to call upon likely subscribers and make a report of his work at an adjourned meeting on Saturday evening. As matters now stand there will be the following races:

First class yachts - first prize, $125; second prize, $50. Entrance fee $5. If three boats only enter there will be but one prize, and if five enter there will be two prizes.

Second class yachts - first prize, $75; second prize, $50; third prize, $25; fourth prize, $10. Entrance fee, $4. If five boats compete there will be but one prize; if seven run two prizes; nine boats, three prizes; twelve boats, 4 prizes.

Third class yachts - first prize, $30; second prize, $15; third prize, $10. Entrance fee, $2. If there are only five boats in the race there will be but one prize; seven boats, 2 prizes; nine boats, 3 prizes.

The regatta is to take place on the 17th inst.

A committee was appointed to draw up rules - Messrs. Oldrieve, Wilson, Cunningham, Offord and McKelvey, the latter to be Chairman.

The public should give the regatta encouragement - by their means as much as possible.

A Storm Visit - ...The steamer Passport, of the Royal Mail Line, has been storm bound at Toronto, and the Spartan, bound up, is in shelter at South Bay, and will remain there until a change occurs. No marine accidents are reported, but such may be expected.

There was a great swell on the lake. The waves rolled into the harbour "mountains" high, and the white caps were visible in thousands. The Cape Vincent and island steamers found navigation across the channel rough enough.

The Maud did not return from her excursion to Belleville until four o'clock this morning, having passed a disagreeable night on the Bay. Many of the excursionists were sick and sad, and received as much experience of the water as they want for some time to come.

Drowning Accident - Yesterday morning at the usual hour, the steamer Passport left Hamilton on her voyage to Montreal. At the Piers it was found too rough to proceed outside, so the boat was put about and Browne's Wharf made for. A schooner lying outside caused the steamer to make a considerable detour, and she keeled over considerably. Approaching the wharf the forward gangway was got ready, one of the hands engaged in doing so being John Woodrow, of Kingston, a young man twenty years of age. Woodrow either slipped on the wet deck or tripped, and fell into the water. As the unfortunate young man fell he was struck by one of the paddles and sank at once. His friends in Kingston received a statement of the accident yesterday.

Accidents on the Empress - The steamer Empress of India left Belleville on Tuesday morning with the Oddfellow's excursion. She had on board about 600 persons. The Intelligencer says that in going out of Picton harbour the key which secured the buckets on the shaft became loosened, thereby rendering the wheels useless. The vessel was navigated as far as the Stone Mills foundry, and there another key was procured. The delay was so great that the committee abandoned the remainder of the trip, and the vessel turned back.

Whilst a fireman was descending the ladder to the furnace some of the hands supplying the wood brought a barrow full, and, neglecting to call "look out below," dumped the wood, one of the sticks striking the man below on the head which rendered him insensible. He seemed to rally, but was immediately seized with convulsions. He will probably recover.

Wind Wafts - The str. Spartan has been detained on her upward passage owing to the low water in the Gallop Rapids.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 4, 1879