The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 4, 1883

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The schooner O.M. Bond, from Chicago, with 21,197 bushels of wheat, has arrived.

The propeller St. Magnus has arrived at the M.T. Co.'s wharf to load rails for Port Arthur.

The schooner Yankee Blade, Capt. D. O'Donnell, of Port Dalhousie, foundered in Lake Michigan on Friday. All of the crew were saved. The vessel and cargo will probably be a total loss.

Mate Chestnut, of the steamer Prussia, attributes the accident to a couple of tows which were going up the river at the time which crowded him against the shoal off Chippewa Point. He was at the wheel at the time. He is said by competent vesselmen to be one of the best pilots on the river.


At Cobourg the following yachts entered the first class race: Oriole, Aileen, Atalanta, Cygnet, Norah, Madcap, Endie, Rivet, Alarm and Garfield. A moderate breeze from the north was blowing, and all the available canvass was crowded on. The course was a triangular one of thirty miles, fifteen miles twice over. The race was exciting in the extreme. The Atalanta took the lead from the start and maintained it throughout, notwithstanding the loss of her topmast on the second round. The Cygnet sailed a beautiful race, and when on a quarter wind ran like a "scared cat." The Aileen was placed under a disadvantage by the loss of her topmast, which went "by the board." The yachts crossed the winning line in the following order: Atalanta, Cygnet, Garfield, Norah, Aileen.

p.3 Down The River - yacht Capt. Abbie.

Here & There - steam barge Saxon at Oswego.

present mate of Maud tried to save Capt's wife of str. Norseman.

p.4 Playing A Joke - on Capt. Charley Davis of sch. Geo. M. Case, (who earlier commanded sch. Belle Mitchell for 22 years); pretended to hang his yellow dog. [Toledo Blade]

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 4, 1883