The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 28, 1881

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Last evening the Regatta Committee held another meeting, of which the programme for Friday was drawn up, and adopted as follows:

Second Class Race.

The course will be from a buoy off Swift's wharf to a buoy at the head of Garden Island and back to starting point, from thence to a buoy off George's barn and back to starting buoy, from thence to a buoy off Four Mile Point and back to starting buoy, thence to Four Mile Point again and back to winning buoy. First prize $75; second $50; third $30.

Third Class Race.

From a buoy off Swift's wharf to a buoy off Garden Island and back to starting buoy, thence to a buoy off George's barn and back to starting buoy, thence to a buoy off Four Mile Point and back to winning buoy. First prize $25; second $10.

Rules To Be Followed.

No restrictions as to ballast in either class. Each yacht must bring back the same number of men and same amount of ballast as in starting or be ruled out.

All yachts of 12 tons and under in second class to carry not more than eight men. In third class not more than five men.

All yachts above 12 tons to be allowed 10 minutes.

All buoys to be rounded on the starboard side.

All boats on the starboard tack to have the right of way.

Boats running free must give way for boats by the wind.

No "planking out" allowed in either class.

All entries to be made before 8 p.m. on Thursday previous to the race, at the Secretary's office, 186 Wellington street.

The race must be finished by 6 o'clock p.m., or sailed over as the Sailing Committee may direct.

If only five boats start in the second class two prizes instead of three will be given.

In the third class four boats must start or no race.

All protests must be made in writing to the Secretary before 7 o'clock p.m., day of race.

Positions will be drawn for at the British American Hotel on Thursday evening previous to the race.

All boats must be in position at 9:30 a.m.

All winning yachts to have 10 per cent deducted from the prize.


H.J. Crevolin has been appointed agent at Cape Vincent for the new line of steamers.

The str. Armenia remained at Stella Point all night, as there was a tremendous sea in the upper gap.

R. Davis wants to sell his new sailboat, 10 x 30 feet, about 7 tons. She can be seen at the Kingston foundry.

The Pierrepont made the first trip of the year through the Wolfe Island Canal yesterday. Steamers can now run through it easily.

The Pierrepont took to Cape Vincent today a dozen excellent horses bought up the Bay of Quinte, and brought here on the steamer Hero.

The steamer Magnet made preparations today to leave the city on her first trip. She looked extremely well, floating all her flags.

The captain of the Corsican reports that there was not severe weather on the lake last night. It rained, but the wind did not blow unusually hard.

The str. Hero left Kingston last evening at 4:30 o'clock in a heavy gale, for Belleville and intermediate ports, making the run to Picton in four hours. She encountered some heavy weather in the gaps, but went through like a duck. She is the favorite in any kind of weather.

Capt. Estes, one of the veteran navigators of the Utica line of steamers on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, is to command the new and elegant first class steamer Flower City, owned by John H. Barry, of Rochester, which will commence running to the Thousand Islands after July 15th.

Challenge Accepted.

A marine man has called upon us and states that, although he is not a betting man, to decide the question as to the carrying capacity of the barges John Gaskin and Huron he will wager $25 that the John Gaskin will carry at either 9 ft., 10 ft. 6 in., or 14 ft. more than the Huron. The winner to donate the $50 so won to the House of Industry.

Law Suit Ahead.

Yesterday morning about six o'clock the tug Conqueror, passing down the lake with a tow of rafts, called at Port Hope and took two dramsof timber belonging to Mr. Maxwell and attached them to her tow. Late in the day the tug W.T. Robb, with two drams of timber, also called for Mr. Maxwell's raft, as she had been chartered to take it, but the Conqueror had got the start of her. It is probably the affair will result in a law suit.


Str. Gipsy, Ottawa, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corsican, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Alexandra, Trenton, freight.

Schr. Pinafore, Oswego, coal.

Schr. M.A. Grant, Hamilton, 10,000 corn.

Schr. Dundee, Toronto, 15,703 wheat.


Tug Champion and barges, Oswego, light.

Schr. Forest Queen, Charlotte, ore.

Welland Canal - Passed Down.

J.R. Benson, Toledo, Collinsby, timber.

Manzanilla, Sauble Point, Collinsby, timber.

Annandale, Toledo, Kingston, corn.

Erie Queen, Cleveland, Kingston, coal.

Mary Copely, Chicago, Kingston, wheat.

L. Van Valkenburg, Sauble Point, Kingston, timber.

Pride of America, Chicago, Kingston, corn.

Siberia, Toledo, Garden Island, timber.

Anglo-Saxon, Toledo, Garden Island, timber.

China, Toledo, Garden Island, timber.

Ella Murton, Toledo, Kingston, corn.

Gulnare, Toledo, Kingston, timber.

Augusta, Toledo, Kingston, timber.

G.M. Neelon, Toledo, Kingston, timber.

Norway, Toledo, Garden Island, timber.

Lake Freights.

Toronto - Grain freights dull. The rate is nominally 1 3/4 cents to Kingston. At this date last year the rate on grain from Toronto to Kingston was 1 3/4 cents.

Chicago - Freights firmer and higher on the basis of 3 1/2 cents for corn to Buffalo, and 7 cents for corn to Kingston, with the prop. Shickluna chartered on p.t. for corn to Montreal, and the schr. Comanche corn at 7 cents to Kingston.

Detroit - Grain freights dull and nominal, at 8 cents on wheat to Montreal, 5 1/2 cents to Kingston, and 3 cents to Detroit.

Saving A Life - Capt. Courson and several sailors of schr. Forest Queen saved soldier who lives in shoal tower.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 28, 1881