The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1882

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p.3 Yachting at Toronto - in second class, Emma sailed by Dow Claus beats Katie Gray, sailed by Capt. Cuthbert, and wins Cosgrove Challenge Cup; in first class Verve first, Eileen 2nd.

Smuggling Of Coal Oil - A few days ago the tug Admiral D. Porter and consorts reached Collinsby. The latter were laden with timber, and amongst them was the barge Annie Craig, of which John Grey, a Kingstonian is the captain. The tow came from Toledo. Upon the Craig was a barrel of coal oil which Grey yesterday attempted to smuggle into the country...vessel seized.


The schrs. Sligo and Floretta bring wheat to Kingston from Chicago at 5 1/2 cents.

Calvin & Son's 9th raft, containing 20 drams of timber and staves, left Garden Island for Quebec yesterday afternoon in tow of the steamer William Johnston.

Today for the first time since Spring, the storm signal was run up. The drums intimated that a heavy gale was expected from the eastward. The blows are now beginning to come, and overloaded schooners will catch it.

The machinery of the Canadian prop. Glenfinlas became disabled on Thursday night off Thunder Bay lighthouse, Lake Erie. The Alpena and tug Golden Eagle towed her into Detroit, where she will probably make repairs, her shaft being broken.

Mr. E.F. Bass, who has for several years been connected with the steamer Princess Louise, leaves that craft in a few days and enters the employment of the Dominion Wrecking Company. He will have charge of the tug Mixer. He is an old pilot and knows the river like a book. He has received many complimentary letters from persons whom he has conducted among the islands.

On Saturday Mr. Oliver Mitchell, of Oswego, died of diabetes. He was a prominent mariner. He arrived at Oswego 85 years ago and in company with his brother, Edward, engaged in the coopering business. About ten years ago the firm bought the schr. Gilbert Mollison, whose tragic loss is known. They afterwards built the schooners J.R. Noyes, I.G. Jenkins, Belle Mitchell and Oliver Mitchell, the last named of which Mr. Mitchell owned at the time of his death.


Prop. California, Toledo, 6,500 bush. wheat.

Prop. Europe, Toledo, 6,500 bush. wheat.

Schr. Prince Alfred, Ogdensburg, light.

Schr. Forest Queen, Fairhaven, 200 tons coal.

An Uncontradicted Statement - Captain of Rothesay charged $2 for staterooms when it was owner's or crew's fault the boat was kept out all night.

Another Challenge Issued - letter from Amelia challenging Letter C. to another race.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1882