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

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The schr. Sam Cook and Kate Kelly have been chartered to carry grain from Chicago to Kingston, rate not stated.

The dismasted schr. Geo. B. Sloan having discharged her cargo of corn at Chicago, a survey is being held on her.

Denis Mandeville, of Belleville, who fell from the crosstrees of the schr. Antelope in Saginaw Bay Sunday night, is at St. Mary's Hospital, Detroit, and is still living.

The arrivals and departures from this port have latterly been few in number, seldom has there been such a scarcity of work along the wharves.


Str. Corsican, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corinthian, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. D.C. West, Westport pass. and fgt.

Schr. Annie M. Foster, Fairhaven, 170 tons of coal.

Schr. Eureka, Charlotte, light.

Welland Canal - Bound Down.

Grimsby, Chicago, Kingston, corn.

Clyde, Chicago, Kingston, wheat.

Clinton, Chicago, Kingston, wheat.

Africa, Cleveland, Montreal, gen. cargo.

Fisheries' Statement.

Supplement #2 to the eleventh annual report of the Minister of Marine & Fisheries for the past year has been issued. It contains considerable statistical information. We observe by it that the yield of fish in the Kingston division was 928 bbls, which were valued at $4,570. The district has four overseers, Messrs. P. Kiel, R. Bell, J.A. Cameron and John Cox.

Overseer Kiel reports the fish in the waters of his division as steadily increasing and cites as an example one sail boat manned by three men who caught at Charity Shoals, in two nights, 150 trout, weighing 3,500 pounds. The demand was, however, limited, and the prices offered were so low that many of the fishermen had to earn a living in some other way. This accounts for the decrease in the catch. Hoop-net fishing was seriously affected by the lowness of the water. Fishermen will have to resort to deeper water or give up the business.

Overseers Bell, Cox and Cameron also report a noticeable increase in the fish of their divisions. They agree in stating that the fishery laws were well observed.

p.3 Kingston Harbour - Globe's last Kingston letter deals with grain vessel detention.

Regatta - to be held at Clayton on 9th August.

Contends For the Truth - Capt. Visger of Island Wanderer and Capt. Rothwell of Princess Louise claim Thousand Island Park takes 10 % of their receipts for privilege of using dock.

p.4 District News - construction of docks at Weller's Bay to shortly start.

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