The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 26, 1881

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p.2 Steam Yacht Race - between Lancet and Sport; description of boats.

The Yacht Race - between Emma and Victorine.



The steamer John Thorn brought up a big excursion today from Alexandria Bay.

The last mail boat up was twelve hours late, owing to detention in the lower St. Lawrence Canals. She left at 5:30 for Toronto.

The schr. Annie Falconer will take a load of coal from Charlotte to St. Catharines at 45 cents. This is better than a load of grain at 2 cents.

Vessels cannot be secured here to carry ore to Charlotte or Ashtabula owing to the large freight paid on coal from Oswego to Chicago. It is said that $2.10 per ton is offered.

John Mack, the only survivor of the ill-fated crew of the schr. A. Ford (all the others having been frozen to death a few years ago when that schooner was wrecked on Lake Erie) died in the Marine Hospital in Detroit on Saturday. His family lived in Oswego.


Str. Gipsy, Ottawa, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corinthian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Spartan, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Prop. California, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Niagara, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Armenia, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Cuba, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Welland Canal - Bound Down.

Penokee, Chicago, Kingston, corn.

D.M. Foster, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat.

Iron & Wood Barges.

The condition of the barge Kinghorn, now on the ways at the Montreal Transportation Company, indicates that it is not profitable to build boats of iron and wood. The frame of the Kinghorn was brought from the old country, put together and planked at Montreal. That was eight years ago. Now she has to be virtually rebuilt, her wood being very rotten, so much so that when the work of repairing is finished there will be very little left of the old boat remaining. Experienced vessel men assure us that the combination of wood and iron is not agreeable, that the iron injures the wood. Boats must be either all of one thing or the other. The Montreal Transportation Company have a good deal of work at their shipyard. The advantages of a yard is that barges can be hauled out and overhauled just when the manager of the company wishes.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 26, 1881