The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 27, 1880

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Marine Notes.

The tug Active has left for Montreal with 5 barges in tow carrying 85,000 bush grain.

The old str. Queen was towed from Gananoque last night and now lies at the ferry wharf.

The sch. Flora Carveth, 303 tons coal, and the sch. Jessie Macdonald, 108 tons coal, have arrived from Fair Haven.

Mariners think the equinoctial gales are over. If this be so they have been very light and very little damage has been done by them.

The sch. Pinafore, laden with telegraph poles, has been detained here for over a week by unfavorable winds. She is bound for Oswego.

The sch. Mary Battle, Chicago, 20,000 bush corn; prop Clinton, Chicago, 17,000 bush corn; and consort Grimsby 19,563 bush corn, arrived yesterday.

The Governor-General witnessed the yacht races at Hamilton on Saturday from the str. Geneva. She is chartered by the yachting club for the occasion.

Swifts - Passing Steamers: Spartan from Montreal; Persia from Montreal; Calabria from Montreal; Celtic from Detroit; St. Magnus from Toronto; Corinthian from Montreal.

There has not been much damaged grain thrown overboard during the past few weeks. The time is coming when such may be expected. The full gales cause many vessels to ship water.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston: M. Fillmore, Chicago, corn; Cavalier, Romney, Collinsby, timber; Anna Craig, Romney, Collinsby, timber; Norway, Toledo, timber; W.J. Suffel, Manistee, lumber.

The sch. Milliard Fillmore, while entering the harbour this morning, ran on the shoal near Point Frederick. She was lightened then floated off. Inspector Taylor supervised the lightening of the vessel. He is always very attentive to duty.

M.T. Co. Arrivals: Hyderabad, Chicago, 19,766 bush corn; Dundee, Toronto, 15,500 bush corn; Starling, Toronto, 4192 bush corn. The props Celtic and Lake Ontario lightened 5500 and 4550 bush wheat respectively. The barge Corn Crib, from Montreal, 50 tons of pig iron, and sch M. Fillmore, Chicago, 20,000 bush corn.

Yacht Racing - a long article, mentions Katie Gray, Emma, Ella, Ida, Mystery; racing at Belleville and Charlotte.

Williams vs Corby - more details on court case.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 27, 1880