The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1884

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p.2 Arrival Of A Yacht - The tug McArthur arrived today from Cape Vincent, having in tow the steam yacht Pastime, of N.Y. She is in charge of Mr. A.M. Kirby, superintendent of the Detroit dry dock, who purchased her for Mr. Walker, of Walkersville, near Detroit. Her dimensions are: length, 110 ft.; breadth of beam, 16 ft.; depth of hold, 8 ft. She is propelled by a double steeple compound engine, cylinder 10 inches in diameter, high pressure, and cylinder 20 inches in diameter, low pressure, and a 12 inch stroke. Her gross tonnage is 49 tons, and net 29.10. Her speed is rated at 14 miles per hour. She was built for Rev. Mr. Aspinhall and cost $40,000. She was afterwards sold to Mr. Eldridge Garry, of the same place, from whom Mr. Kirby purchased her. Her cabin furnishings alone cost $20,000. Her forward cabin is furnished in mahogany, and the after cabin in oak. Owing to the tubes of her boiler leaking steam was unable to be got up in her. She left New York on August 1st, and has been on her way hither since then. To bring her thus far cost, for tow bills, $800, and for engine repairs $200. The McArthur takes her to Port Dalhousie.



The sailor's wages were raised at this port today to $2 per day.

The schr. A. Foster cleared today for Cobourg, laden with stone.

The barge Quebec is unloading ninety cords of wood at Breck & Booth's dock.

The wrecked schooner King Sisters was running twelve miles an hour when she struck the reef.

The sloop Minnie unloaded 1,000 bushels of barley and wheat at Richardson's dock yesterday.

The yacht Annie Laurie, owned by Col. Hance, Cape Vincent, came here to have her wheel changed.

Capt. Reynolds will assume permanent command of the steamer Armstrong in place of Capt. Plumb, deceased.

The schr. Sylvester Neelon, now lying at Garden Island, has been chartered by Breck & Booth to carry iron ore from Weller's Bay at 85 cents per ton, free in and out.

Capt. Gaskin says he is being continually annoyed by mischievious boys, who visit his barges, break the cabin windows, and do other damage. He intends to have them brought to justice.

Calvin & Son's 13th raft, which left Garden Island on Tuesday evening at 10 p.m., arrived in Quebec this morning, thus making the whole distance in less than 6 1/2 days, the fastest time on record.

The tug Thompson arrived today with six barges and the schr. Maggie McRae of Ogdensburg, light. The tug left this afternoon with six barges and 12,000 bush. grain for Edwardsburg and Montreal.

The steamer Corinthian has not yet reached here. The severe weather has probably prevented the steamer Hastings from doing her work. Capt. Farrier, inspector of the company's steamers, is at the scene of the accident. She is valued at $75,000. If the tug succeeds in pulling her off she will be brought to Kingston for repairs.

The schr. Myosotis has, after remaining in this port for six weeks, been chartered to carry coal from Oswego to Racine at $1.50 per ton. Capt. Gaskin, who has allowed the Myosotis to remain at the M.T. Co.'s dock free of charge, although regretting the departure of the vessel and her skipper, a man whom to know is to like, congratulates him on his success.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1884