The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 5, 1880

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Marine News.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston: schrs. Laura, Chicago, corn; Grantham, Chicago, corn; J.R. Benson, Toledo, wheat; Bg Clyde, Chicago, corn; Grimsby, Chicago, corn; Clinton, Chicago, corn.

The first of the cargoes for Kingston arrived here last evening. They represented over 100,000 bushels. The following is the list: Bangalore, Chicago, 23,400 bush corn; Picton, Toronto, 9600 bush corn; Singapore, Detroit, 12,431 bush wheat; Emerald, Toledo, 22,000 bush wheat; Speedwell, Toronto, 14,000 bush corn; Flora Carveth, Toledo, 13,480 bush wheat; Wm. Taylor, Toledo, 25,500 bush wheat.

Yachting Items - A race between the Una and Emma, of Kingston, has been arranged for $50 a side. The yacht Mystery of Kingston (5 tons) has been sold to parties in Toronto. If properly handled (says the Intelligencer) she will easily beat the mosquito fleet of the western part of the lake.

Boat Rebuilt - The str. J.H. Kelly appears under the name of John Thorn. The boat has been almost entirely rebuilt, a cabin placed upon her deck, and a new engine has been given her. She will make trips around the islands when not running on special excursions.

p.4 The Marine Law - The New York Bulletin has the following:

"The fact that vessels dismantled of rigging, spars, etc. converted into tow barges and to be used as such can be imported from Canada upon payment of duties and used between American ports, still causes much dissatisfaction among vessel owners and others at Buffalo and other ports along the lakes. They claim that it is not fair that these Canadian bottoms which, under an act of Congress are exempt from fees or charge of any description, even from making entry or clearances at the Custom House, should be allowed to come over to American ports and compete with vessels subject to fees and charges. The Canadian bottoms, as long as they are stripped of all rigging, spars, etc., and have no motive power of their own, are exempt from all fees." The Buffalo Express says: "The matter has been brought under discussion here within the past few days in consequence of the application of the owner of a craft of this kind to one of the insurance companies for insurance on his vessel. On making the application he presented a permit from the authorities at Washington allowing him to carry a jib and foresail, contrary to the clause in the statute, upon which their privileges and exemption from charges are based. While not objecting to these craft being allowed sail power, it does look considerably like injustice to other vessel and barge owners to grant permission to these foreign bottoms to carry sail without obliging them to enroll and pay fees as other vessels."

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 5, 1880