The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 11, 1884

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p.1 The Canoe Camp - [Gananoque Reporter]

p.2 Belleville Regatta - (1 1/2 columns).

p.3 A Change of Routes - There was a change of routes today by the steamers of the Ferry Co. The Island Belle ran between Kingston and Cape Vincent, the Maud between the Cape and Alexandria Bay, and the St. Lawrence down the river with an excursion under the auspices of the Brockville Forresters.

Incidents Of The Day - Surveyors are at Ogdensburg laying out the plan for deepening and improving the harbour. An appropriation of $15,000 has been made by Congress to cover the cost.

The steamers Varuna and Quinte passed up from the Thousand Islands today with excursion parties. The former was bound for Trenton and the latter for Napanee.


The schr. Wm. Elgin is loading ore for Cleveland.

The schr. Hyderabad has cleared for Toledo, light.

Marine business is duller than ever it was. Only one arrival today.

The schr. Pride of America left Garden Island today for Oswego, light.

The schr. White Oak has arrived from Oswego with 380 tons of coal for Swift.

The steam barge Enterprise took on 16 tons of coal at Breck & Booth's dock on Friday.

Captain Port (Porte ?), of the str. Varuna, is making many friends by his affable and courteous manner.

The schr. Aylsworth, which had on board a crew of non-union men, shipped union men on reaching Chicago last week.

The schr. Erie Queen is still at Brockville. She will be taken to Ogdensburg and the cost of converting her into a barge ascertained.

On Friday the str. Corsican had on board, when she reached here, 100 barrels of potatoes consigned to the west; freight $1 per barrel.

The schr. Paragon, aground near the Nine Mile lighthouse, has not been released. Negotiations were entered into with Capt. Young to take the scow Ark to the wreck and lighten the cargo forward.

The strs. Passport, from Montreal; Algerian, from Toronto; props. Persia, from Montreal; Dominion, from Montreal; Lake Ontario, from Hamilton; Crusoe, from Portland, are reported to have called at Swift's dock yesterday and today.

The Kingston rate from Chicago on Friday was 3 1/4 cents per bushel for corn, and the Georgian Bay rate 1 1/2 cents. The following charters are reported: To Kingston schr. Oliver Mitchell, 21,000 bushels of corn; schr. Jennie Matthews, to Prescott, 23,000 bushels of corn.

Saturday's Race - for 3rd class yachts described.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 11, 1884