The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 8, 1882

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p.2 Fraser's Dry Dock - Capt. Sam Fraser cannot secure a place at which to locate the dry dock purchased by him and brought from Buffalo. The Government have some Ordnance land unoccupied, but decline to allow it to be used in connection with the new dry dock. If a site could be secured Capt. Fraser would make the dry dock a permanent fixture. Perhaps the Government's coolness or opposition is due to the fact that it has promised to become financially interested in another local scheme of a similar character, and by the bye when is that loan, at a low rate of interest to be made and when is the Company, whose organization was talked of before the election, going to commence work?

Custom House Changes - W.R. Mingaye, Collector of Customs, sent to Winnipeg; Mr. Clark Hamilton to become the new Collector; (W.B. Simpson preceded Mingaye).

p.3 Belleville's Opinion - The Intelligencer, speaking of the recent Oswego regatta, says: "If the Cricket were fairly measured - that is, her cubical contents were taken in comparison with those of the Laura - she is much the larger of the two. The Laura is known in these waters as a rather slow boat, therefore it is evident that the Cricket is by no means a second Madge, which flying cutter she almost equals in cubical contents.

Returned To The City - The party which went to Toronto by the steam yacht Swan have returned, making the journey from the Toronto city to Kingston in 16 hours. This is Royal Mail line steamboat time. Hamilton and other points were visited during the trip. The Swan has demonstrated that Kingston steam yachts can beat anything of their size in the water.

Accident At Garden Island - Last evening, in unloading the schr. Bavaria, at Garden Island, a stick of timber canted and struck F. Lawrence on the leg, breaking it at the thigh. Dr. Irvine reduced the fracture last evening, and today the sufferer was removed to the Kingston General Hospital.


The vessel arrivals recently are very few.

The schr. John Magee from Toledo, with 20,000 bushels wheat, lies at Portsmouth.

The props. Europe and Glenfinlas, from Chicago, lightened 6,000 bushels wheat each, and then proceeded to Montreal.

The steambarge Indian and consorts have reached Collinsby with timber from upper lake points.

About all the ties lost by the barges, and about 30,000 feet of lumber lost by the steam barge Norman, have been picked up along the American shore near Oswego.

The steamer Bronson leaves for Montreal this evening with eight barges, containing 144,000 bushels of wheat and 107 tons of phosphate; also the steamer Active, for Milwaukee, with the schooners Glenora and John Gaskin, carrying 40,000 bushels oats and 1,300 tons of rails.

The sloop yacht Coquette, of Hamilton, arrived this afternoon from Oswego on her way to the Thousand Islands. The Coquette is a fine model, and looks as though she could sail. The following gentlemen compose the crew: L.H. Clark, A.R. Gates, A.W. Ferguson, A. Murray, and J.F. Merrick. They have put up at the British American Hotel.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 8, 1882