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

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p.2 Shortage Question Settled - the Whig's involvement.

Accepts The Challenge - letter from Letter C. to Joseph Fisher to race against Amelia.



The schr. Forest Queen has arrived from Charlotte, light.

The schr. Rutherford, from Toledo, with 20,000 bush. wheat, came in this morning.

A large number of vessels came down the lake yesterday. Many more are expected.

On Tuesday night the schr. James Wade caught fire at Cleveland and was damaged to the extent of $8,600.

The steambarge Georgian, a Canadian craft, was aground last Sunday on Round Island, Lake Superior, and badly listed.

The tug Glide clears this morning for Montreal with six barges, which carry 1,200 tons of coal and 80,000 bushels wheat.

The schr. Pilot came in last evening from Oswego with 50 tons of coal. She also carried a large quantity of peas and watermelons.

Schrs. Ariadne, Toronto, 7,223 bush. wheat; and Wm. Horne, Toledo, 19,229 bush. wheat, have arrived at the M.T. Co.'s wharf.

The schr. O.M. Bond, of Oswego, is at Racine, leaking badly. She will discharge her cargo of coal and go on the dry dock at Milwaukie.

The schr. G.M. Neelon, with 22,800 bushels of wheat, from Toledo, ran into the harbour this morning. She is consigned to the M.T. Co.

The schr. Blazing Star, with 20,000 bush. wheat from Toledo, and the schr. Garibaldi, from Port Hope, with local grain, have arrived at Portsmouth.

The Captains in the Rideau Canal fleet complain greatly of the delapidated condition of the wharf at Seeley's Bay. If the Village Council do not repair it few boats will call at it. It is dangerous for them to do so.

The warnings anent the overloading of vessels served their purpose for a time, but again we notice craft showing but little of their sides. The danger of this practice will be impressively apparent when the heavy Fall gales come on.

The three-masted schooner Manzanilla, of St. Catharines, is loading iron ore at Belleville for Ashtabula, N.Y., having been chartered by C.E. Dixon, shipbroker, for Spencer Munson, of the Mahoning Iron Co., Youngetown, O., rate $1.15, free. She will clear with 500 tons of ore, the largest cargo which will have been taken from that harbour this season.

The tug Seymour, of Ogdensburg, has been considered by some "the daddy of the river." Over a year ago, this spring, on the first trip of the Champion to Montreal, when everything was working stiffly, both boats met. They had about equal tows. There was no disposition on the part of the Captain of the Champion to test the boat's speed with the Seymour and so the latter forged ahead. Ever since then there has been a great deal of tall talking. The Captain of the Seymour remarked that he was only waiting for an opportunity to repeat the programme. This opportunity arrived on Tuesday. Coming up the river both boats, with equal tows of 4 barges each, ran alongside at Prescott, the Seymour bound up from Ogdensburg and the Champion from Montreal. The tows started together and there was a lively race as far as Brockville, which the Champion reached first by about one half mile. Possibly the Captain of the Seymour has been wondering since how he can keep out of the Champion's way for the balance of the season.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 31, 1882