The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 16, 1881

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p.2 The Oswego Regatta - how the Emma lost the first prize by a mistake. [Oswego Palladium]


The fast steamer Rothesay of the American line will be hauled out at Ogdensburg for repairs.

Steam hose was sent from here to Morrisburg today to be used in the floating of the forward part of the steamship Campana which has been sunk. Luck has not been equal in the progress of the two parts.

The steamer Passport, which arrived on Wednesday evening, bound west, is still at the dock, having been detained by the gale which has since steadily prevailed. The steamer Spartan which arrived last evening is also here. The propeller Cuba, bound west, started out this morning and proceeded up the lake some distance, but had to return and now lies at Gunn's wharf.

There is a great blockade of grain at Baltimore, owing to the lack of vessels to carry it away. The elevators are blocked, and grain has had to remain for weeks in cars in danger of heating . To add to the dissatisfaction increased storage rates have been enforced. If a blockade occurs in Kingston for a day there is a fierce outcry, yet here is one lasting for weeks and the railroads are still almost monopolizing the grain trade.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 16, 1881