The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 15, 1879

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The schr. Manzanilla left on Friday afternoon for the Welland Canal. During the gale of Friday night she was driven ashore on the south side of Amherst Island. The steamer Chieftain went to her assistance, but there was too much sea on for working for a time. The vessel is not much damaged.

Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Co. - Arrivals since last report: Schr. Huron, Toledo, 17,639 bush corn; prop. Acadia, Toledo, lightened 4,000 bushels corn; schr. E.H. Rutherford, Toledo, with 15,300 bush wheat; prop. Sovereign, lightened 3,841 bush wheat from Chicago; schr. W.R. Taylor, Detroit, 25,207 bush wheat; Erie Stewart, Toledo, 17,007 bush wheat; T.R. Merritt, Detroit, 22,870 bush wheat; P. Catherine, Chatham, 8,000 bush wheat; Prop. Lake Michigan, Chicago, 4,000 bush wheat; schr. Maggie McRae, Chicago, 23,000 bush wheat. Departures: Schr. Bismarck, Milwaukee, 8,617 bags salt; steam barge Clinton, Milwaukee, 400 tons railroad iron; barge Grimsby, Milwaukee, 450 tons of iron; barge Gleniffer, Milwaukee, 450 tons of iron; schr. Arabia, Chicago, 2,000 bags salt; Bangalore, Chicago, 2,000 bags salt; Hyderabad, Chicago, 2,000 bags salt; in tow of tug H.A. Calvin, barge America, for Montreal, 14,000 bush wheat and corn; barge Siren, for Montreal, 23,000 bush corn; barge Beauport, for Montreal, 22,000 bush wheat; barge Alice Pacy, for Montreal, 11,000 bush wheat. In tow tug St. George - barge Richelieu, for Montreal, 10,704 bush corn; barge Columbia, for Montreal, 10,275 bush corn; barge Charles, for Montreal, 10,967 bush corn. In tow of Chieftain - barge Mona, for Montreal, 18,000 bush wheat and corn; barge Jet, for Montreal, 22,965 bush wheat; barge Star, for Montreal, 11,085 bush wheat; barge Rapid, for Montreal, 11,800 bush wheat; barge Snipe, for Montreal, 11,800 bush wheat. In tow of tug H.A. Calvin - barge Annie, for Montreal, 14,000 bush wheat; barge Hawk, for Montreal, 12,000 bush wheat.

p.3 A Departed Citizen - Mr. Donald McIntosh - worked for Messrs. Hooker & Henderson, forwarders; was on Peel when it burned; became connected with the Quebec Forwarding Co.; bought schooner which was soon lost in Toronto Bay; ended up as accountant at Penitentiary.

Royal Mail Line - The Royal Mail steamers have discontinued their calls at Clayton and Alexandria Bay. The altered arrangements may be seen in the advertisement. The Magnet is now making tri-weekly trips to Oswego and Charlotte, leaving here on Sundays and Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Industrial Exhibition - Royal Mail steamers selling tickets at reduced prices - from Kingston to Toronto and return with meals and berths for $7.50.

Wrecking - The Western American and Canadian papers are hotly engaged in a discussion of the wrecking business, and every little mishap in Canadian waters, which has a serious side about it, is made use of as an argument in favour of the American wrecking service. We hope the wrecking companies of Canada will stand on their dignity and will allow no encroachment that can be helped. Capt. Donnelly and the tug McArthur will be found useful on Lake Erie this Fall if required.

Wind Wafts - The schooner Myosotis, recently damaged, has been fully repaired and started on her down trip. The repairs cost $2,000.

Regatta - Kingston could have succeeded as Belleville has done in getting up a regatta for second and third class boats, and in one sense it is a pity that the smaller boats were not put in commission here by the offering of prizes similar to the following, which constitute the programme of the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club:

Second class - first, $100; second, $70; third, $40; fourth, $20; Course of twenty miles.

Third class - first, $30; second, $20; third, $10; fourth, $5.

The races are open to all yachts of ten tons and under, and five tons and under respectively.

In addition to the above cash prizes the Commodore (D.B. Robertson) presents a silver cup the first Club yacht in the second race, and the race for the third of the Club series the Com. flag, whilst to the second Club yacht in the second class the Treasurer (Ald. Morgan Jellett), presents a mariner's compass.

Entrance fee in both classes, and to be made to the Secretary on or before 6 o'clock on the evening of Saturday, the 20th inst.

The races will be started as follows: Second class at noon, third class half an hour later.

Welland Canal - Down: schr. St. Lawrence, Muskegon, Kingston, timber; Hattie Howard, Toledo, Kingston, wheat.

Up: schrs. Augusta, Kington, Port Colborne, light; Bismarck, Kingston, Milwaukee, salt; str. Clinton, Kingston, Sarnia, railroad iron; Gleniffer, Kingston, Sarnia, railroad iron; Grimsby, Kingston, Sarnia, railroad iron.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 15, 1879