The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 31, 1882

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p.3 Packer's Steam Yacht - Yesterday the side wheel steam yacht Sport, owned by Packers', the millionaires, arrived here to be hauled out and have her bottom scraped and painted. During the past winter she received extensive repairs. It is said that there will be an expenditure of $10,000 upon her before the improvements will be completed. She is 95 ft. over all and has an iron hull. Her guard has been widened forward and aft of the paddle boxes. Her rail is of mahogany, the space beneath being filled in with rope netting. On the promenade deck the rail will be of brass. Her cabin has undergone changes that will make it more cosy and beautiful than ever. On the main saloon a fine glass dome has been added through which there will be all use light desirable (sic). The only addition yet wanted to make the craft one of the swiftest on the St. Lawrence is feathered paddle wheels.


The schr. America brings corn from Chicago to Kingstonat 4 1/4 cents.

The schr. D. Freeman cleared last evening for Oswego with 13,000 bush. rye. The carrying rate is 1 /12 cents.

The tug Conqueror towed the schr. Riverside from Cape Vincent this morning. She was bound up the lake.

The schr. B.W. Folger arrived this morning from Oswego with 250 tons coal. She loads malt for Fairhaven.

The steambarge Erin and two barges passed west this morning for Chicago. The former was laden, the latter light.

The schr. Cataract has arrived at Collinsby with staves from Hamilton. She got a freight of $12 per 1,000.

The marine business is dead. Freights are so low that vessels can hardly make enough to meet wages and other expenses.

The steamer Edith Sewell comes to Kingston nearly every other day to take fish to Sackett's Harbor for shipment thence to the New York market. She carries about ten tons per week. The fish comes from the Georgian Bay.


Prop. Armenia, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Cuba, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 31, 1882