The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 30, 1881

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p.2 Steamboat Inspection - The str. Nellie Cuthbert, the one recently built by Capt. Cuthbert and sold to the Lorne Park Company, of Toronto, arrived here this afternoon for inspection by Mr. Taylor. She is a beautiful model. Capt. Donnelly, who was on the wharf, said he had seldom seen a craft with finer lines. She is a rapid runner.



The yacht Oriole left Toronto today for a short cruise to Charlotte and Kingston.

The yachts Eclipse and Peerless, of Gananoque, have entered for tomorrow's regatta.

Messrs. McKelvey & Birch have completed the rebuilding of a life boat for the str. Hastings.

The schrs. Anna M. Foster and A.G. Ryan are loading iron ore at the esplanade for Big Sodus. The latter will leave this evening.

The schr. Alexandra, ashore at Wolfe Island, was taken off easily yesterday. She will be repaired and at once put into active service.

Capt. Ben Eyster, a Chicago mariner, well-known here, shot a hackman on Monday evening last. This makes the second victim of his deadly aim.

The propeller California, which passed east on Monday, proceeded to Quebec, being unable to unload at Montreal on account of the ship laborers' strike.

The tug McArthur has been here for several days receiving such alterations as will enable her to conform with the Inspection Act. She left for Oswego.

An Oswego despatch gives the following coal rates from that port: to St. Catharines 40 cents; Hamilton, 35 cents; Toronto and Cobourg, 30 cents; Kingston, 25 cents.

The steamers Rothesay and Corsican, which left Brockville on Tuesday side by side, had an exciting race to Prescott. The Rothesay won by over a mile.

Delare & Paradis, of Montreal, have purchased from the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Company their two condemned barges, Star and America, for $1,500. They will be engaged in the carrying trade on the St. Lawrence below Montreal.

Today the barge John Gaskin left Toronto for Kingston with 40,000 bushels of corn, being the largest cargo of the kind that has ever left Toronto port. The Mail says Kingstonians are proud of their barge, and they have reason to be.

William Clark, a teacher, now in Hamilton, and formerly of Prince Edward , who was one of those who assisted in rescuing the crews of the wrecked schooners Belle Sheridan and Garibaldi last fall, has been presented by the Government with a fine binocular glass.

Mr. Thos. Craig will be in command of the str. Hastings during the excursion season. The steamer leaves this evening for Belleville, whence she runs tomorrow to Deseronto, carrying those who desire to witness the proceedings attending the formal declaration of village incorporation.

The schr. Bangalore, partly loaded with railroad iron, had her rudder broken when coming out of one of the locks in the canal yesterday during a severe squall. She had the repairs done at Port Colborne, and left last night for Providence Bay, where she will complete her cargo of ties for Chicago.

The steam yacht Carleton, while down the river on an excursion yesterday, run upon Cassidy's shoal, breaking her wheel and causing her hull to fill with water to the depth of two feet. The accident is to be regretted for more reasons than one. The yacht was to have taken a party of representative men down the river this afternoon. She was brought here this morning.


Schr. Nellie Theresa, Toronto, 7,239 bush. wheat.

Schr. Mary Copley, Chicago, 17,500 wheat.

Schr. Pride of America, Chicago, 21,585 corn.

Schr. Twilight, Toronto, 13,600 corn.

Schr. Annandale, Toledo, 12,860 corn.

Schr. Ella Murton, Toledo, 15,900 corn.

Prop. Dromedary, Hamilton, freight.

Prop. Celtic, Montreal, freight.

Str. Magnet, Charlotte, pass. and fgt.

Str. Spartan, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.


Tug Glide, Montreal, four barges, 7,500 bush. grain.

Welland Canal - Passed Down.

Mystic Star, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat.

Mary Battle, Toledo, Kingston, timber.

Sligo, Chicago, Kingston, wheat.

Oliver Mowat, Toledo, Kingston, corn.

Grimsby, Chicago, Kingston, corn.

Clyde, Chicago, Kingston, corn.

Clinton, Chicago, Kingston, wheat.

Saxon, Toledo, Montreal, corn.

Dromedary, Toledo, Montreal, gen. cargo.

Europe, Chicago, Montreal, wheat.

Argyle, Chicago, Kingston, wheat.

Prussia, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo.

Detaining Steamers - Mr. Joseph Taylor, Marine Inspector, detained the steamer Algerian for upwards of two hours last evening because she carried life boats of insufficient size. The matter was referred to the Minister of Marine, who allowed the steamer to continue her trip. The company owning her will, however, have to comply with the regulations.

Addition To the Line - The St. Lawrence Navigation Company have added the steamer Maxwell to their line, which is running in opposition to the Richelieu Company's boats. It is a very comfortable boat, about the size of the Prince Arthur, and is under contract to be in running order in a couple of weeks. It has been used as a passenger boat in the neighborhood of Toronto.

Schooners' Rating - The Belleville Ontario says: "Owners of Canadian schooners complain greatly on account of the rating placed on them by the American authorities. Vessels such as the Paragon and Nellie Theresa, which last year rated B 1, are not classed at all this year, and are, therefore, debarred the privilege of carrying insured goods. Capt. Taylor has been interviewed by us and states that the Theresa has been properly rated, but that the Paragon has not been inspected. The owners notified him that they would bring her to Kingston for inspection, but she has not yet turned up.

Personal Mention - L.W. Breck to embark on ocean schooner Garden Island for England.

Wind Wafts - yachts Gracie, Surprise and Katie Gray left Belleville for Kingston.

Changed Hands - schooner yacht Countess of Dufferin.

A Coal Difficulty - cargo of schr. Erie Queen inferior, not accepted.

Insurance To Kingston - rate to Kingston advanced from 80 cents to $1.

July 1, 1881

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 30, 1881