The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 15, 1881

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p.2 Yachting Rules - alleged cause of recent collision between Garfield and Emma - a letter to editor.



The schr. Siberia and the prop. Van Allen are both loading iron rails at Gunn's wharf for Chicago and Milwaukee.

The Maggie McRae from Toledo had eight bushels of grain damaged by water. She hadn't to throw it overboard.

The schrs. Sam Cook, Kate Kelly and O.M. Bond, which went to Oswego light from Kingston, are chartered to load coal for Chicago at the going rate, which is $2.00 per ton net and $2.35 gross.

Following the example of the Toronto branch of the Sailors' Union a special meeting was held by the Port Hope members on Saturday night, and the wages raised to $1.50 per day on Lake Ontario and $1.75 through the canal.

The Oriole left Toronto on Friday for a two weeks' cruise among the Thousand Islands and of the St. Lawrence. The following crew was on board: Vice Commodore Leys, Messrs. W.G. and H. Gooderham, Geddes, W. Oates, A.G. Lee, Myles and Sutherland. The Oriole was in this harbor yesterday.

The tug Champion pulled at the old barge which for a couple of days has been grounded upon the shoal off Point Frederick. This wreck may not be considered a dangerous obstruction, since most of the steamers and vessels entering the harbour avoid the shoal, but the hulk is an unsightly object to contemplate and must be removed.

A forwarding company is being formed with headquarters at Prescott to run a line of boats between Chicago and Montreal and Quebec, transhipment to be made at Prescott, barges being used for the river service. The capital of the company is to be $2,500,000. Steel barges and staunch steamers are to be built. It is intended to begin operations this fall, when ordinary steamers and barges are to be used.


Prop. Argyle, Toledo, 16,500 wheat.

Prop. Armenia, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Cuba, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Persia, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Africa, Cleveland, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Niagara, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Kincardine, Quebec, pass. and fgt.

Prop. St. Magnus, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Schr. Sligo, Toledo, 20,420 wheat.

Schr. Camanche, Chicago, 21,500 corn.

Schr. Julia, Toronto, 7,066 wheat.

Schr. Albatross, Toledo, 21,950 wheat.

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

Schr. Maggie McRae, Toledo, 23,441 corn.

Schr. Nellie Sherwood, Charlotte, 125 bbls. coal oil.

Str. Corinthian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Passport, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Magnet, Rochester, pass. and fgt.

Str. Algerian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Tug Champion, Montreal, five barges.


Tug Bronson, Montreal, six barges, 145,000 grain.

Tug Champion, Oswego, two barges.

Schr. Eureka, Charlotte, 290 tons stone.

Welland Canal - Bound Down.

M. Fillmore, Chicago, Kingston, corn.

I.H. Breck, Detroit, Kingston, wheat.

Prince Alfred, Point Sauble, Kingston, timber.

Mary Merritt, Point Sauble, Collinsby, timber.

G. Thurston, Toledo, Kingston, wheat.

A. Falconer, Detroit, Kingston, wheat.

Sligo, Chicago, Kingston, corn.

Gibraltar, Chicago, Kingston, corn.

Lincoln, Chicago, Kingston, corn.

Saxon, Bay City, Garden Island, staves.

Kingstonians At Belleville - on steam yacht Swan.

A Race Probable - between Emma and Victorine of Alexandria Bay.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 15, 1881