The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 2, 1884

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p.2 Over At Oswego - more on yacht races.



The sloop Minnie is loading 1,000 bushels of wheat at Richardson's for Deseronto.

Calling at Swift's: Passport, from Montreal; Algerian, from Toronto; Corinthian, from Montreal.

The str. St. Lawrence ran from Cape Vincent to Clayton in 55 minutes, distance between 16 and 17 miles. The record has not been beaten.

The schr. E.W. Hurst, from Charlotte, discharged 200 tons of coal at the Kingston & Pembroke R.R. spile dock yesterday and cleared last night.

The Marine Record says the tug Proctor ran from Cape Vincent to Brockville in 50 minutes and 45 seconds. The distance being over 50 miles the tug must have made a mile a minute.

An American paper says the engineer who wanted to bet $1,000 that the str. Ontario can make three miles an hour more than the St. Lawrence has "evidently more wind than sense."

The yacht Belle, of Ottawa, with Messrs. Scott, Fleck, McLean and Booth arrived last evening. They are bound for the Thousand Island Park where they will remain three or four weeks.

The schr. Halstead, consigned to the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Co., ran ashore on Snake Island last night. She is laden with grain. The tug Wright went to her assistance this morning.

American pilots and engineers are now allowed but one license at a time, but a pilot may exchange his license for that of an engineer, if competent, and an engineer may exchange for pilot's papers.

The Cape Vincent Eagle says the str. St. Lawrence was injured to the extent of $50 by its collision with the str. Corsican. A complaint has been made to Collector Warren, and the affair will be thoroughly investigated.

For the M.T. Co.'s wharf the following are the arrivals: schrs. W.H. Oades, Toledo, 16,300 bush. wheat; Sam Ellsworth, Chicago, 22,000 bush. wheat; prop. St. Magnus, Duluth, 28,000 bush. wheat. Departures: tug Thompson, Montreal, six barges with 1,200 tons of coal and 80,000 bushels of wheat and corn.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 2, 1884