The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1886

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The yachts Garfield and Laura will be launched next week.

The str. Persia, Capt. J.H. Scott, will arrive in port on Tuesday.

The schr. McLellan has cleared for Dexter with 40,000 ft. of lumber.

The steamer Alexandria makes her first trip on Monday to Montreal.

Capt. Milo Estes will again have command of the St. Lawrence.

The schr. Belle reached here today with 60 tons of coal for Crawford & Co.

The steambarge Tecumseh and consort cleared for Lake Michigan. They will load timber for Collinsby.

The steamer D.G. Thompson had barges Bella, Maggie and Detroit, have gone to Tonawanda to load lumber.

The steamer H.A. Calvin, having in tow the barge Huron, laden with 27,000 bush. corn left for the Edwardsburg starch works today.

The steambarge Nile and barges Bedford and Isis, from Deseronto, are unloading 300,000 ft. of lumber at Rathbun's dock.

The str. Thompson arrived last evening from Toledo with the barges Gaskin and Glenora. They are laden with grain.

The charters in Chicago for Kingston on Thursday were: schr. Stephenson, 42,000 bush. wheat; schr. Carpenter, corn, 44,000 bush. wheat. The rate on wheat is understood to be seven cents per bushel.

Mr. Vanevery, of Toronto, is trying to charter the str. Rothesay for excursion purposes. She is in thorough repair. The probabilities are that the three large steamers at Gananoque will be put into commission.

The Belleville Intelligencer speaks highly of the appearance of the Hero this spring. It says that she is as neat as a toy, as swift as an antelope, and as staunch as oak and iron can make her. Her accommodations are unsurpassed, and her officers make special efforts to please.

The prop. Glengarry took a trip about the harbor today to test her machinery. She will take the schrs. Gaskin and Glenora to Charlotte, where they will load coal for Port Arthur. They will then bring grain to Kingston from Duluth.

Meeting of the Yachtsmen - Last evening the yachtsmen of the city met at the office of Carruthers Bros., and elected the following office-bearers of the session:

Commodore - J.B. Carruthers.

Vice-Commodore - C. Hamilton.

Rear Commodore - John Strange.

Fleet Surgeon - Dr. Curtis.

Treasurer - T. McK. Robertson.

Secretary - A. Strachan.

Measurers - Messrs. A.E. Loscombe and J. Murray.

Sailing Committee - Messrs. G.S. Oldrieve, J. McKelvey, C.F. Gildersleeve, J.M. Forsythe, A. Lorne, G. Offord, L. Wilson, J.B. Walkem, Dr. Clark, Dr. Garrett and Col. Fairtlough.

The following were appointed delegates to attend the annual meeting of the Racing Association: Commodore Carruthers, Treasurer Robertson, Drs. Garrett and Curtis, and Mr. J.M. Forsythe.

Incidents Of The Day - The yacht Atalanta has been sold to the Messrs. Eyre, of Brighton, and Dow Claus, the well known skipper.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1886