The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 17, 1886

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The steamer Passport was delayed by a fog this morning.

The schr. Philo Bennett is loading lumber for Oswego.

The schr. White Oak has been repainted. She never looked better.

The schrs. Rutherford and Clara Youell cleared for Toronto last evening.

The steamer Khartoum has arrived from Picton with a cargo of hay for (Sabre ?).

Capt. George Miner ? has succeeded Capt. P. Langan as master of the schr. George C. Finney.

The barge Jennie, lengthened 33 feet at the M.T. Co.'s shipyard, will be launched on Tuesday next.

The props. Ocean and California will not arrive until this evening from Montreal. They were detained by a break in the Cornwall Canal.

Schr. Erie Stewart, Toledo, corn; schr. J.H. Breck, Toledo, corn; prop. Sir L. Tilley and schrs. Neelon, T.R. Merritt, J.R. Benson, Augusta and E. Blake, Sault Ste. Marie, lumber, are passing through the Welland Canal for Kingston.

Last evening the steamer Pierrepont carried an excursion from Clayton to Gananoque. It was attended by a large number of Americans. The steamer left Clayton at 7 o'clock. A heavy fog arose, and when a short distance from Hay Island Capt. Miller was forced to hold his boat for about fifteen minutes until the mist cleared. Gananoque was reached about 9 o'clock and the excursionists allowed to remain until 12:15 o'clock. At 2 o'clock the steamer again left Clayton for Gananoque. The fog was very dense. The Pierrepont proceeded cautiously and finally had to anchor near Leak Island. The boat was so near the island that had it moved a few feet it would have gone ashore.

A Race and Challenge - letter to editor about controversy surrounding the yacht race involving Laura, Gracie and Garfield; Dr. Curtis asked about it.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 17, 1886