The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 19, 1883

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The Royal Mail Line service will extend to Hamilton for this season. The Algerian went up last night. She looks well.

Capt. Paul has had completed the barge to be used in connection with the removal of the shoals.

The schrs. Merritt and Bigler arrived at Garden Island, timber laden, yesterday. They will be unloaded this evening and proceed west, light.

The schr. Enterprise lies in a safe position in Little Sandy Bay, near West Point, in about four feet of water. She has not sustained much damage, but being old she may not be interfered with.

The tug Glide arrived this morning with four light barges and clears this evening for Montreal with six barges, 120,000 bushels of grain, and the schr. Elgin and barge Victor corn laden for Edwardsburg.

A Montreal Forwarder says: "Not one word from the Government about canal tolls. That is very significant. The American competition does not hurt us now because our cheap ocean freights is attracting grain; but wait until this rush is over and there will be a cry. Everything will go by the Erie then."


Schr. J.B. Gardner, Chicago, 27,504 bush. corn.

Schr. E.J. McVee, Chicago, 19,987 bush. corn.

Schr. Fabiola, Port Whitby, 9,035 bush. wheat.

Schr. Flora Emma, Port Hope, 8,600 bush. wheat.

ads for Excursions on steamers Maud and Hero to celebrate Queen's Birthday.


Late Yachting News.

Yesterday afternoon Capt. Cuthbert and W.H. Campbell, of Belleville, arrived for the purpose of inspecting the machinery for Campion's new steam yacht, and close the contract with Oldrieve & Horn for the canvas for the Iolanthe, a name which may be changed owing to Kingston having a yacht already bearing that name. Two swift yachts of the same name would not do. The honors would get mixed.

Capt. Cuthbert says the craft is a twelve toner, of beautiful model, and perhaps the finest second-class boat he has yet built. She will be very fast. He hopes to have her in the water by June 1st. The Captain declares that there will be the liveliest water contests this season that yachtsmen have experienced in a long time. He regrets that Kingston is not better represented with yachts. A city with such a magnificent harbor should have a class of boats that could not be beaten.

There is a cool $1000 up on the Emma, of Toronto, formerly of this port, that she can beat the new yacht. The challenge will be accepted. Oswego is also very flush, and any amount of money backs the crafts of that port. There may be a match, too, with Offord's new craft, the builder probably bringing her out in a race in order to try her speed.

The yacht Atalanta will be brought to Kingston to have her bottom smoothed before being taken to Chicago to compete in the regatta there. The Captain thinks he can run away from all the Yankee yachts with her. He asserts that if he had the money he could take her to New York again and carry off the Queen's Cup. He went down before under great difficulties, and lost the race owing to the obstacles placed in his way. On his trip to Chicago he will probably be accompanied by several Kingstonians.

The yacht Laura, of Oswego, formerly of Kingston, has been fitted out with new canvas, from New York.

Chancery Sittings - Elliot vs Macdonnell - An action to recover the amount of a mortgage. Capt. Macdonnell, of the schooner Pride of America, is defendant, and Mrs. Elliot of Portsmouth, plaintiff. Dr. Smythe for plaintiff; Mr. J. McIntyre, Q.C., for defendant.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 19, 1883