The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1879

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p.2 Vice Regal Festivities - The Toronto Regatta - details of first, second, and third class races.

p.3 The Toronto Regatta - The Emma's Trip Up the Lake - The Second Class Race (a full column)

River Accident - man from Canadian Illustrated News drowns while being towed in skiff by Persia near Brockville.

Entering Protests - All the vessels which were in the recent gale on Lake Erie, bound down, on arriving at Port Colborne, entered protests, thus acting not only for their own benefit but for the benefit of the numerous Notaries Public.

The West Wind Disaster - grappling for bodies near Campbell's Point, where the new yacht was launched. [Despatch]

The Late Mr. Rowlands - lost off str. Passport.

The Regatta Abandoned - not enough support because of lateness of season.


The following vessels are reported to have arrived at the harbour since Saturday evening: American, Chicago, 18,050 bushels wheat; Westside, Chicago, 10,000 bush wheat; Allen Bond, Milwaukee, 17,000 bush wheat; str. Celtic, Detroit, 3,100 bush wheat; schr. Dominion, Sodus Bay, 224 1/2 tons coal; str. Alfred, Toledo, 1,003 bush wheat, 1,976 bush corn; Lady Macdonald, Toledo, 17,200 bush wheat; T.C. Street, Detroit, 18,300 bush wheat; Augusta, Milwaukee, 21,061 bush wheat; Anglo Saxon, Toledo, 16,600 bush wheat.

Shipment of Rails.

Today three craft are being loaded with steel rails for the Canadian Pacific Railway. The steambarge Clinton takes 400 tons, the barge Grimsby tons, and the barge Gleniffer 500 tons, the latter being in tow of the former. The rails by these barges are to be delivered at Milwaukee, and thence sent on to St. Boniface. The rails (the first shipment via Kingston of the new purchase by Sir Charles Tupper) are carried from Montreal to Kingston by the Company of which Mr. Gunn, M.P., is President, in pursuance of a sub-contract with the Beattie Forwarding Company.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1879