The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 13, 1883

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p.1 Among The Islands - trip on str. Hero.



The schr. Eureka is in port with coal for the Gas Works from Oswego.

Capt. J. Sughrue has resigned the position of pilot of the steamer Rothesay.

The rate on wheat from Chicago to Kington is 6 1/4 cents. The following are engaged: Schrs. Mary Battle, Bailey and Nassau.

The hemp rigging on the schooner William I. Preston has been replaced by the wire rigging of the schooner Nellie Hunter, which was wrecked a few years ago on the Galloups.

The yacht Cygnet passed down the river on Saturday with a large party of ladies and gentlemen. The yacht is a handsome one and as comfortable as she is elegant.

The prop. Ocean, according to Officer James Nesbitt's watch, which is more correct than any sundial, whistled for four consecutive minutes while lying at the dock yesterday. He has reported the case, and now lets see how the new by-law can be enforced and operated.

There has been considerable inquiry in Milwaukee for grain carriers to Kingston. Rates are 5 3/4 cents on wheat to Kingston, while at Chicago 6 1/4 cents is being paid on wheat to Kingston. The only engagement was the schooner Typo for 22,000 bushels of wheat for Kingston at 5 3/4 cents.

Last year the schooner Sam Cooke, loaded with iron ore, was sunk above Brockville. Geo. Hall & Co. purchased her off the insurance companies for a small sum and are now engaged in raising her. The cost of the job is estimated to be $4,000 or $5,000. There is about $3,000 worth of iron ore aboard of her. Her hull is not injured at all, save where she struck. Such a schooner as the Sam Cooke is worth about $12,000, and after she is raised a comparatively small sum will put her in condition again.

Some time ago the schooner F.B. Gardner, from Chicago, fell short on her cargo of corn at Kingston nearly 500 bushels. The freight rate the vessel received was only 4 cents per bushel, and if she had to pay for 500 bushels of corn it would have been a great hardship. The vessel loaded at a single elevator iin Chicago. The matter was fully investigated, and the proprietors of the elevator in Chicago have paid Capt. Keith (reimbursed him) and the case is settled. Kingston is vindicated, says the Inter-Ocean. She has sins enough without blaming her when she is blameless.

A Round of Regattas - at Bay of Quinte Yacht Club, also at Oswego, Cobourg, Toronto.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 13, 1883