The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1880

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p.2 Shipping Facilities - the Canadian river route vs Oswego route in shipping increasing amounts of grain - a long article - details.

p.3 A Capsized Yacht - The sch. A. Muir, grain laden, from Chicago, arrived this morning for the M.T. Co. The Captain, Mr. Gordan Kean, reported to the landing waiter, Mr. Meagher, that he had picked up a yacht on Tuesday morning about 11 o'clock, some 12 miles south-west of Long Point. The boat was lying capsized, with its sails set. The cabin was submerged in the water. The yacht was righted and an examination made of it. The name of the craft is painted on the stern, Pehenix, evidently meant for Phoenix. A pair of socks and some fishing tackle were picked up. The schr. towed her to Kingston. Capt. Kean handed her over to Capt. J. Gaskin, who will retain it until claimed by the owner. The most favourable conjecture regarding the yacht is that it had broken from its moorings and drifted out into the lake during the night. It was thought probable that it was owned by Oswego men, but in answer to a Whig reporter's enquiry there was received the following reply. "No one here seems to know anything about the yacht Phoenix."

Marine News.

The yacht Gracie, of Belleville, arrived this morning from the camp ground.

The sch. S. & J. Collier ran last week from Nine-Mile Point to Toronto in 15 hours.

Down to Kingston: sch. R. Norwood, Toledo, wheat; H. Dudley, do., wheat; Magdala, do., corn.

The str. Varuna is a fast boat, having given evidence of her speed on a pleasure trip from Belleville to the campgrounds.

Mr. R. Belton, of Kingston, will assist Mr. A. Cuthbert in taking the yacht Bloodhound to Chicago if it be decided to match her in a race or offer her for sale there.

The arrivals this morning were few in number. They embraced a couple of propellors and the schooners A. Muir and Garibaldi. Both of the latter were for the M.T. Co.

Hon. A.C. Mattoon will run his new prop Kingsford between Belleville and Oswego, if the patronage of the route will justify it. She can accommodate 50 passengers and run ten miles per hour.

Personal Items - John Walsh injured when jumping from his schooner William Elgin to wharf.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1880