The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 24, 1881

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p.3 Withdrawn - difficulty between A. McCorkell and L. Francis, about use of wharf.

Friday's Regatta - to run excursion on str. Princess Louise to Clayton. (+ ad.)

Whats The News? - race between steam yachts Sport and Lancet.

The str. Campana, for the Collingwood line, and cut in two because too large to pass through the canals, is en route west. It will likely reach or pass here tomorrow. Mr. T.W. Hugo, a former Kingstonian, has been appointed chief engineer.


The schr. Nevada brings wheat from Chicago to Kingston at 6 1/2 cents. The rate is increasing.

The yacht General Garfield is cruising down the river in the vicinity of Brockville. A party of Canadians and Americans are aboard.

The amount of grain which has been coming into Kingston during the past few days has been quite large, but it has been handled with despatch.

It is now anticipated the Welland Canal will be completed so that large vessels can pass, with certain drawbacks and dangers, about the 1st of September.

The Kingston vessel owners are well satisfied with this season's work. Some of them report that they have made more so far this year than during the whole of last year.

Capt. Trowell says the masters of vessels experience great trouble with small craft at nearly every port in the province, but Cobourg is the worst. Here the oarsmen go out in small canoe-shaped boats and stop right in front of approaching steamers and succeed in stopping vessels. Small boats should carry lights.

Welland Canal - Bound Down.

J.H. Breck, Bay City, Kingston, timber.

White Oak, Cleveland, Kingston, coal.

J.G. Worts, Charlevoix, Collinsby, timber.

Marysburg, Toledo, Kingston, wheat.

Grantham, Fairport, Kingston, timber.


Str. Spartan, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Algerian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

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

Prop. Cuba, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Armenia, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Schr. John Magee, Chicago, 17,800 wht.

Schr. Hall (Bell ?), Fairhaven, 140 tons coal.

Schr. Relorki ?, Detroit, 23,045 wheat.

Schr. D. Freeman, Oswego, 43 (sic) tons coal.

Steam barge Carlyle, Ironsides, 300 tons ore.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 24, 1881