The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 26, 1884

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p.3 More About The Sharpie - The builder of the sharpie says we are correct in stating that such boats have been ruled out of races in the Long Island Sound. That they are fast he says for $500 he will sail against any round bottomed boat on the bay or lake of a similar length and tonnage. Sharpies will upset, but only when sailed by men who do not know how to handle them.

Incidents Of The Day - Capt. T. Donnelly left today with the str. Hastings for Toronto where she has been chartered to carry excursionists to Grimsby camp ground. The Captain will be absent two months.

Mr. M. O'Brien who went up the Bay on Monday last says that the strs. Hero and Quinte had an exciting race from Picton to Belleville. The Hero left her opponent far behind.


The schr. Nellie Hunter is loading ore for Fairhaven.

The schr. Eliza White is unloading coal for Breck & Booth.

The sloop Minnie is unloading 1,000 bush. wheat at Richardson's.

The prop. Oneida, when raised, will be brought to Kingston for repairs.

The tug Thompson and two barges arrived at Oswego at 4 o'clock this morning.

The schr. White Oak is at the M.T. Co.'s dock with 300 tons of coal from Oswego.

Arrivals at Swift's wharf - The strs. Corsican, Algerian, and Crusoe, props. Myles and Acadia.

The new str. St. Lawrence will be on her regular trip between Cape Vincent and Ogdensburg on July 14th.

Arrivals at Collinsby - prop. Tecumseh, schrs. Annie Craig, Cameron and Cavalier, timber, French River.

M.T. Co. - Arrivals: prop. Myles, Duluth, 41,000 bush. wheat; steam barge Lincoln and barge Lisgar, Duluth, 17,000 bush. wheat.

The barge Oswego is on the Empire dry dock undergoing repairs. She was badly damaged in the collision recently with the schr. Downey.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 26, 1884