The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1880

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p.3 Belleville Yacht Race - By telegram published last evening, the yacht Emma was shewn to have second place in the Belleville regatta. This morning's despatch gave the 1st position to the Katie Gray, Kathleen a good second, and the Emma third by but 17 seconds.The Emma's good sailing qualities are so much recognized that Capt. Cuthbert has made a match with the Katie Gray, to be sailed today. Mr. Offord has given the use of his yacht for the purpose. The Katie Gray is a good boat, but it is questionable if, with good management, the Emma is not her superior.

Later - In a match race this afternoon between the Emma, of Kingston, and Katie Grey, of this city, over a 22 mile course, the Katie won by 1 minute and 50 seconds. The wager was $100 on the Katie to $75 on the Emma.

Libel Suit - A libel was filed in the U.S. District Circuit Court in Chicago on Wednesday by John Purvis and William Dunn against the schooner Lily Hamilton. It appears that on June 22nd last the libellants shipped 19,557 bushels of No. 2 corn on the Lily Hamilton, consigned to the care of the Montreal Transportation Company of Kingston, the freight being at 9 1/4 cents American currency. For some reason or other the corn was not delivered as consigned, but as to what became of the corn the document is mysteriously silent. The libellants claim $9,807 damage for the loss of the corn. The cargo of the Lily Hamilton was damaged by the schooner sinking in the canal. The damaged grain was taken to Buffalo and sold. What the outgrowth of the suit will be we cannot say. The insurance was undoubtedly paid on the grain damaged.

Marine Notes.

The sch. White Oak has cleared for Charlotte with a cargo of iron ore.

A fresh breeze blew today from the south-west. It will bring down the vessels.

The W.W. Grant has been making some fast trips between Napanee and Oswego.

The tug Active left today for Montreal with 5 barges carrying 40,000 bush of corn and wheat.

The sch. B.W. Folger cleared from Gananoque for Oswego with 8000 bushels of barley. The rate given was 2 cents.

The freight on grain from Chicago to Kingston is 7 cents per bushel. Three vessels have been chartered at this rate.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston: barges Lisgar, Detroit, wheat; Gibraltar, Detroit, wheat; steambarge Lincoln, Detroit, wheat.

Barge Adventure, with 6300 bush of peas, and barge Frank Smith, with 2,300 bush of peas, reached Kingston yesterday afternoon for Richardson & Sons.

Swifts - Passing Steamers: Passport from Montreal; Corsican from Hamilton; California from Chicago; Spartan from Montreal; and Armenia from Ogdensburg.

The Grain Market - Considerable grain is being delivered in the city. The rates, however, are weak. They range from 55 cents to 60 cents per bushel. In Oswego the quotations are fluctating. Wheat is firm at $1.10 and large receipts are reported. Peas are likewise firm. The daily receipts average from 4000 to 5000 bushels.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1880