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

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p.2 Atalanta's Defeat -

The Queen's Cup - editorial on Atalanta.



The str. Maud resumed her trips to the Cape this afternoon at 2 o'clock.

The schr. Oliver Mowat brings corn from Chicago on her owner's account.

The yacht Minnie, from Alexandria Bay, was here yesterday with a party of three.

A fleet of vessels ran into this harbor this morning for shelter. There was a severe gale outside.

The schr. Gleniffer, from Chicago, with 29,489 bushels of corn for the M.T. Company, has arrived.

The schr. D.G. Fort, with iron from here for Chicago, has passed Port Colborne on her way up.

The schr. Seabird has been seized at Deseronto and tied up in default of paying a fine imposed at Picton last spring.

The str. City of Montreal, from Montreal, also arrived light, drawing only a little over two feet forward. She goes to Oswego to load for Toronto.

The str. Algerian arrived last night from Montreal and remained until this morning, before proceeding West. On her return here she will be laid up for the winter.

The schr. White Oak has been lying off Garden Island since Monday, awaiting fair winds to take her to Oswego. She went out several times but had to return owing to severe weather.

There will be a large number of vessels repaired here during the coming winter. A number of barges that have been in the timber trade will lay up here and be thoroughly overhauled.

Before two weeks all the steamers and propellers now in commission will have gone into winter quarters. Some crafts have made money. In the early part of the season any amount of freight was moved, but latterly the quantity dropped off.

The schr. Eliza Quinlan arrived last night from Belleville. In entering the harbor she collided with the schr. Wave Crest, laden with iron ore for Big Sodus, and lying at anchor off Gunn's wharf. The former's topmast and boom were carried away. Repairs will have to be made at this port.

The schr. B.W. Folger, notwithstanding the blow, successfully crossed to Oswego. Several vessels refrained from going out last night, and probably it was a good thing for them as they might have met accidents similar to that of the schr. Agnes Hope at the dangerous harbor for which they were bound.

A Sailor Injured - A sailor on the barge Manley, in tow of the tug Metamora named McDermid, while engaged in putting out a tow line to another barge outside Port Dalhousie harbour on Tuesday night, was caught in the line and seriously injured. The barges returned and Dr. Considine was summoned, and did all in his power to assist him, but thinks his leg will have to be amputated. He was sent to St. Catharines hospital. We have since learned that McDermid's leg was taken off. He is a Kingstonian.

The schooner Enterprise ran on a bar on Tuesday night near Bongard's, Picton. She was loaded with barley for Oswego.

Mishaps At Oswego - Oswego, Nov. 10th - The schr. Agnes Hope, Capt. Clark, in attempting to enter this harbor last night during the heavy gale, was driven on to the new East breakwater. She is reported to have struck heavy, bows on, carrying away her jib boom, bow sprit, and head gear. The tugs Wheeler and Redford succeeded in getting a line aboard of her and brought her inside.

The harbor tug M.J. Cummins caught fire this morning and was damaged to the extent of $700, principally to the joiner work in and around the boiler.

Whats The News - Atalanta's crew needed more training.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 10, 1881