The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 10, 1882

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The schr. Vienna, with 9,000 bushels wheat, has arrived from Toronto.

The tug Chieftain released the schr. Murray, ashore at Tyrconnell, and towed her to Port Stanley yesterday. She was but slightly damaged.

Captain Booth says he has brought the biggest load of coal to Kingston through the Welland Canal, over 700 tons. He was loaded down to 12 feet.

The schr. J.H. Breck, from Toledo, is discharging 700 tons of coal at James Swift's. The B.W. Folger, from Charlotte, has 120 tons of coal. The schr. E.C.R. Proctor, with 320 tons of coal, is discharging for the Kingston Gas Light Company.

The schooner Grantham, after her discharge, was found to have 800 bushels of wheat damaged. The weather was very severe on Lake Erie during her passage down it, the water at times washing right over the decks. The captain has extended the protest he noted on entering the harbour.

A Lively Catamaran - On Saturday a New York catamaran, owned by visitors at Wolfe Island, was launched at Clayton. It is one of the largest seen on the St. Lawrence and is said to have beaten the Hudson river steamer Mary Powell, travelling at the rate of over twenty miles an hour. The only other craft of the kind is owned by John L. Hasbrouck, of New York, now at Alexandria Bay, the fastest boat on the Harlem River. A timely race may be expected ere long if the two "cats" come together.

p.3 Belleville Regatta - to be held on Aug. 28th.

Canal Break - Yesterday the steam barge Nile carried away a lock at Black Rapids, about ten miles from Ottawa. Repairs were began at once, but it will be several days before the route will be clear again. Meanwhile passengers for the Gipsy may feel at ease, as the steamer Como from Ottawa connects at the other side of the break.

New lock gates had been constructed on the Rideau Canal at Black Rapids and Burritt's Rapids.

Whats The News? - Eilbeck's elevator being painted black.

A Pretty Yacht - Alarm from Toronto.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 10, 1882