The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 21, 1880

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p.3 The Clocklight - gov't refuses to pay cost of lighting dials for marine beacon purposes.


Marine News.

The sch. Annandale carrieds iron ore to Fairport.

The sch. A.G. Ryan is loading iron ore for Charlotte.

The sch. Norwood cleared yesterday for Toledo to load wheat.

The sch. Bessie Barwick cleared for the canal from Collinsby this morning.

The steam yacht Silver Spray has been tied up at Belleville for running with a deficiency in her fire apparatus.

Steamers Calling at Swifts - Passport, from Montreal; Cuba from Ogdensburg; Armenia, from Toronto; Spartan, from Hamilton.

The tug Cherokee, recently launched at Mill Point, was not new, but the old steamer Florence that plied on Burlington Bay rebuilt.

Rochester people complain that the str. Magnet runs at too high a rate of speed. They need not be afraid. She is staunch and reliable.

rrivals for M.T. Co. - schrs. Snow Bird, Toronto, 5500 bush wheat; Julia, Toronto, 7273 bush corn; Twilight, Toronto, 13,500 bush corn.

The str. Magnet, on her way to Charlotte, was compelled to run back last evening for shelter. The sea was very heavy. She resumed her trip about midnight.

Passed Through the Canal: sch. Huron, Chicago, iron; W. Keller, Milwaukee, wheat; Clara Youell, Toledo, corn; J.H. Breck, Toledo, lumber; M.C. Upper, Toledo, lumber; Mary Battle, Chicago, wheat.

The captain of the prop. Africa says that on his last trip he lost a cent a bushel by refusing to charter in the canal, and this time he lost a cent by accepting his agent's rate too soon.

The sch. New Dominion, loaded with wheat from Toledo to Kingston, is said to have made the trip from Port Dalhousie to Portsmouth yesterday in 17 hours. Good time, leaving the Prussia in the shade.

The sch. John Bentley was just rounding Toronto Point on her return trip from Oswego on Tuesday, when she was boarded by her owner and her course changed to Port Dalhousie. A load of grain at 1 3/4 cents to Kingston was the cause.

Arrivals at Portsmouth: sch. Lyman Casey, Toledo, 19,500 bush wheat; prop Lincoln, Chicago, 16,000 bush wheat; and barges Gibraltar, 17,300 bush do. and Lisgar 22,770 do.; prop Sovereign, Toledo, 16,000 bush do.; sch. Ida Walker, Toledo, 12,600 bush wheat.

Cuthbert's Bloodhound - A description of the noted yacht recently built by Capt. Cuthbert, of Trenton, for Messrs. Cummings and Parent, will not be uninteresting. The Ontario gives it. The dimensions are 57' 6" keel, 62' overall, 16' 10" beam, and drawing 4' 6" of water aft. Her main mast is 59', topmast 36' and her spread of canvas, under full sail will be 4500 feet. Her accommodations are a general cabin, ladies cabin, state rooms, forecastle and kitchen combined, besides lockers. The Bloodhound is said on all hands to be the best modelled boat built by Cuthbert. She is painted white, with a red stripe at top and black water mark. The sails and rigging were made by Messrs. Oldrieve and Horn, of this city. The cost of construction was $3000. There is some prospect of the Bloodhound being sold to a gentleman in Chicago.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 21, 1880