The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 10, 1881

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p.3 Today's Yacht Race - Emma, Laura, Gen. Garfield entered; race described; fouls occurred; Garfield crossed line first.


The schr. Wm. Elgin has tied up for repairs.

The schr. Forest Queen is loading iron ore for Charlotte at 40 cents per ton.

The yacht Cruiser, of Ottawa, passed up the Bay of Quinte this morning for Trenton. Mr. Gilmour is the owner.

The American pressing company offers a freight of $1.25 per ton upon straw from Kingston to Napanee. No takers.

Mr. James Swift is looking after the interests of the Aetna Insurance Company, which has a policy on the cargo and hull of the propeller Celtic, damaged on her way to Montreal on Saturday last.

The rate on wheat from Chicago to Kingston is 5 1/4 cents, at which the schooner C.T. VanStraubenzie comes with 21,000 bushels. The schooners L.S. Hammond, 23,000 bushels, and the Oliver Mitchell, 22,000 bushels capacity, have been chartered to load corn for this city.

On Monday evening, Capt. Fleming, of the steamer Gipsy, was presented with a complimentary address, signed by about a dozen passengers, who formed a party that had made the round trip between Kingston and Ottawa. They expressed themselves as highly pleased with the boat's management and the treatment they received.


Prop. Niagara, Milwaukee, lightened 4,500 bush. wheat.

Str. Magnet, Prescott, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Cuba, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Str. Spartan, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Armenia, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Persia, St. Catharines, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Shickluna, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Welland Canal - Bound Down.

O.M. Bond, Chicago, Kingston, wheat.

Kate Kelly, Chicago, Kingston, corn.

Sam Cook, Chicago, Kingston, corn.

Emerald, Grand Maria, Garden Island, timber.

L. VanValkenburg, Pt. Sauble, Kingston, timber.

Mary Battle, Duncan City, Garden Island, timber.

Canada, Cheboygan, Collinsby, timber.

Fanny Campbell, Toledo, Garden Island, timber.

D. Seaton, Toledo, Kingston, wheat.

Antelope, Duncan City, Garden Island, timber.

Personal Mention - James Quinn (an old Kingstonian), a Detroit diver of some reputation, assisted in the recovery of part of the machinery of the steam barge Fletcher, which was lost last fall on South Fox Island.

Whats The News? - Capt. Cuthbert has engaged a crew of 16 to sail Atalanta for America's cup, several of the chosen hail from Kingston.

Sailor's Wages - advanced by Toronto Sailors' Union to $1.50 on Lake Ontario and $1.75 through canal.

En Route To Ottawa - on steam yacht Junita.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 10, 1881