The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 28, 1883

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There will be a regatta at Sackett's Harbor on the 4th of July, when $60 will be offered in prizes.

It is reported that the steamer Conqueror has been raised by John Donnelly, and that she will be pumped out at once.

The prop. Armenia, when discharged in Montreal a few days ago, was 400 bushels short. The prop. was from Chicago.

The yacht Gracie, of Belleville, was launched on Tuesday, and is in fine shape; in fact many assert that she is in better condition than she ever has been.

The old staff of waiters and cooks on the str. Algerian have been dismissed and a new staff employed. Victor remarked that it was hard work to keep a strict eye on all the boats and that the Algerian was the only one which had been complained of.

The Oswego Palladium says the steam barge Kingsford has been laid up, and several Canadian schooners are reported to have been laid up temporarily also, owing to the dullness of the lumber market. The Canadian prices will have to come down before there will be a change for the better.

While entering the harbor at Fair Haven on Tuesday the barge Tuscarora in tow of the tug Seymour, struck one of the new cribs and stove a hole in her bow. She was towed inside the harbor, where she soon sank. Her lee rail is under water and her hatches have floated off. She was valued at $6,000. A steam pump was sent up and a diver will patch the hole, when it is thought no difficulty will be experienced in raising her.

Here & There - Rothesay is afloat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 28, 1883