The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 1, 1884

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The schr. Herbert Dudley has arrived, light, from Brockville.

Over 1,300,000 feet of lumber will arrive from Ottawa tomorrow.

The schr. Pilot has arrived at Rathbun's from Napanee with a cargo of sawed wood.

The schr. Cornelia, with 200 tons coal, from Oswego, has arrived at Breck & Booth's wharf.

The steam barge Tecumseh and barges have cleared for Escanaba, there to load pine for Collinsby.

If the cargo of the schr. Belle, beached at Indian Point, is not handled quickly it and the vessel will be lost.

Last Friday the prop. Armenia ran into James Turner & Son's wharf, Gananoque, doing damage to the extent of $100.

The schr. White Oak has cleared for Fairhaven with iron ore. The schr. William Elgin will load ore for the same place.

The yachts Iolanthe and Atalanta, of Belleville, take part in the Toronto regatta. The Atalanta, in this port, has been hauled out and will be scraped and blackleaded.

The str. Island Belle, lately seized, cleared from Brockville for Alexandria Bay and thence proceeded to Gananoque and upon this ground the seizure was effected.

The str. Varuna passed down the river on Saturday night with a large number of excursionists from Bay of Quinte ports to the camp ground. The boat returned this morning at 9 o'clock and proceeded to her western destination.

The arrivals at Swift's wharf are: strs. Passport, Toronto; Corsican, Montreal; props. Lake Ontario, Montreal; Persia, Montreal; Dominion, Toronto; schrs. A. Falconer, 380 tons soft coal, Toledo; Blanche, Charlotte, 224 tons soft coal.

The M.T. Co.'s arrivals are: schrs. Norris, Chicago, 41,600 bushels of corn; Golden West, Chicago, 30,746 bushels of corn. The departures are: tug Active and two canal barges, matchwood, Montreal; steam barge Lincoln and consort, Welland Canal, light.

The handsome steam yacht VanHorne, of Clayton, arrived today with General Davies, Mr. Johnston and two guides. They are on their way to Hay Bay on a fishing excursion. Gen. Davies says they mean to be able to tell some tall fish stories when they return to the city.

The str. Norseman has discontinued her Sunday morning trips between Charlotte and Alexandria Bay. Yesterday she had perhaps the largest number of passengers for the season. Every berth was secured before the steamer left the American side, and every one who indulged in the trip was profuse in his praise of the boat, its officers and appointments.

The Hero's Saturday Excursion - down river.

p.3 Capt. Donnelly has purchased the cargo of the wrecked schr. Belle (of) Hamilton, 168 tons coal, for $100. He will save the cargo.

Incidents Of The Day - Capt. Price (Pierce ?) returned from Floating Bridge and leaves for Chateaugua to superintend building of new screw wheel str.

The Seizure of the Island Belle - The steamer Island Belle one day last week took an excursion party from Brockville to Alexandria Bay, thence to Gananoque. For this the customs officer of that village siezed her for an infringement of the coasting law. If he has construced the law correctly it should at once be modified, and if not he should be reprimanded, because it is a fact that every day Canadian steamers are transporting passengers from one American port to another without even touching at an intermediate Canadian port. If this privilege was not granted by the American Government stock in Canadian steamboat companies engaged in the passenger business would be seriously affected, and, aside from the dollars and cents view of it, we should extend to our neighbours across the line the courtesy they do to us. The petty actions of the character of the seizure of the Island Belle tend to foster ill-feeling where it is better for all concerned that harmony and good fellowship should exist. They are not confined to one side of the line by any means.

The Yacht Merlin Wins - beats Wide Awake and Belladonna in 3rd class yacht race - details.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 1, 1884