The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 18, 1883

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p.2 Fish Supply - Newcastle fish breeding establishment. (1/2 column)

Yaching News.

Ira Folger has had out his new yacht the Iolanthe. She is fast.

The yacht George Frederick made her trial trip yesterday, and proved by her sailing that the alterations made upon her had increased her speed. She will undergo further alterations, and then be one of the finest crafts on the lakes.

A citizen who owns a yacht, a cross between a waggon box and a raft, was out for an exercise yesterday and describes a race he had with a schooner. It was exciting, but only after the yacht had gone to the front did the owner discover that the schooner was at anchor.

Dr. Curtis has for several days been wavering in regard to what he should call his recently purchased yacht. Calabash, the title of the polka recently written by Princess Louise, was spoken of, so was Captain Abbie, in honour of a popular revivalist. The Dr. has at last come to a decision. He has consigned Calabash to Ottawa and done honour to a noble little woman by painting her name upon the yacht. People think luck will go with the craft.


There is a great scarcity of sailors in port.

The new rates of cargo insurance are: To Lake Ontario ports on A-1 vessels 25 cents, on B-1 vessels 27 1/2 cents.

Several charters have been made with Chicago vessels to carry coal thence from Oswego at $1.15 per ton.

The steamer Gipsy burst one of her pipes, which accident prevented her leaving port until late today.

The scows Lorraine and Minnie arrived this morning from Amherst Island and Gananoque laden with oats for H. Mooers & Co.

The tug Bronson clears this evening for Montreal with eight barges, which carry 150,000 bushels of grain and 150 tons phosphate.

The schooners Queen of the Lakes with 16,834 bushels of wheat, from Toronto, and the M.A. Muir, from Chicago, with 23,210 bushels, are at the M.T. Co. wharf.

The damaged portion of the cargo of the schooner Delaware was sold at Belleville to Phippen & Chard for $300. The quantity sold was 3,500 bushels of rye. The unloading of the cargo was stopped at the instance of the agents of a Buffalo insurance company, who claim that the rye should not have been sold there, as they had ordered it to be taken to Oswego.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 18, 1883