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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 30, 1884

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p.2 Canoe Association Meet - on Grindstone Island.

p.3 Incidents Of The Day - scow Twilight sold to John Fisher for $500.

Personal Mention - Capt. Williams, of the propeller Lake Ontario, received a telegram on his arrival here announcing the death of his father at Oakville. He at once left the propeller which will be taken to Montreal by the mate.


Garratt's new steamer Ida is expected to make the time between Ottawa and Kingston in 24 hours.

The body of the barge hand, who fell off the Glengarry at Cote St. Paul and was drowned, has been recovered.

The schr. Wilcox, Oswego, has left Power's shipyard after having been caulked and newly planked in several places.

The damage to the str. Conqueror was more extensive than some thought. She had several holes knocked in her bottom. It has been decided to plank her over with four inch elm timber, besides repairing her deck and guards.

It has been decided to so deepen the Welland Canals that there will be 14 feet of water on the sills. The banks will be raised when the wall is completed. Cargoes for this port can pass through it without lightening.

At the M.T. Co.'s wharf the prop. Lake Ontario lightened 6,300 bushels of wheat from Toledo; the tug Thompson and seven barges, light, arrived from Montreal; also the tug Glide and four barges, light. The tug Thompson left later on for Oswego with three barges, light.

The steamer Corinthian, on her way up yesterday, broke the pin of the main shaft, and is now lying at Summerstown, Ont. The damages are insignificant and will not delay the boat more than a day or two. The Bohemian will replace her until Thursday. The Corinthian's passengers were transferred without delay to the Corsican and proceeded westward.


The yacht races at Oswego took place this morning and if the weather and wind there are as they were here the yachts will have capital races. That for the first class was at 10 o'clock. The following were the entries: Aileen, Toronto, 55.54 feet; Verve, Toronto, 40.57 feet; Rivet, Toronto, not measured; Ella, Oswego, 30.25 feet; Garfield, Kingston, 44.81 feet; Ethel, Oswego, 45.49 feet; Cygnet, Cobourg, 47.72 feet; Norah, Belleville, not measured.

The course is 30 miles.

The second class race was to take place at 10:15 o'clock and sail 20 miles. The following were to be in it: Iolanthe, Belleville, 37.20 feet; Gracie, Belleville, not measured; Coquette, Hamilton, 34.75 feet; Emma, Toronto, 33.47 feet; Laura, Kingston, 34.82 feet; Cricket, Oswego, 31.72 feet; Katie Gray, Oswego, 33.19 feet; Fascination, Oswego, not measured; Laura, Oswego, 32.87 feet; Zeta, Sackets, not measured.

Rockwood, of New York was to take pictures of the yachts in different positions. He was accompanied by several members of the New York yacht club.

The Aileen is one of the finest boats ever seen in Oswego, and was built at a cost of $12,000. She carries half a dozen extra spars and racing sails.

Many Kingstonians are in Oswego. Toronto and Belleville are also largely represented. John Leys, commodore of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, is present. He will be in Kingston on Monday.

The Race Postponed - Oswego, July 30th - The start was made with a fresh breeze, but soon it died away and the race was postponed. It will probably be sailed tomorrow. The judges are holding a consultation. The Garfield took first position soon after the start and held it until the race was declared off.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 30, 1884