The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 16, 1886

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It is thought that Mr. Allen's new yacht, built by R. Davis, when in order, will run 14 miles per hour.

It is said that the yacht Ariadne, of Oswego, is a very fast boat. The Atalanta beat her only five minutes in a run from Charlotte to Brighton.

Schrs. E.H. Rutherford, Sandusky, corn; E. Blake, Sault Ste. Marie, timber; prop. Sir. S.L. Tilley and three barges, Sault Ste. Marie, timber, are in the Welland Canal en route to Kingston.

Arrivals - prop. Armenia, Chicago, 9,000 bush. corn; schr. Mystic Star, Chicago, 22,462 bush. corn; schr. Jennie Matthews, Chicago, 24,020 bush. corn; schr. White Star, Chicago, 24,200 bush. corn; prop. St. Magnus, Duluth, 28,000 bush. wheat; schr. Philo Bennett, Conway, hay.

Cleared - barge Minnie Frances, Oswego, 145,510 feet lumber.


Too many people wanted berths on the str. Corinthian on her last downward trip. All couldn't get berths that wanted them, and as a result there was much loud talk. An indignation meeting was held on the deck, and some men talked about doing away with the captain, but relented when they remembered that he would be useful in going down the river. Of those many on board were Knights of Pythias, members of the Brooklyn Teachers' Association and tourists. A number purchased their tickets and secured staterooms at the company's office, 8 Yonge street, Toronto. On their arrival on board the steamer they discovered to their chagrin that their staterooms had been disposed of. Mr. Milloy, the traffic manager, said the excursionists merely entered their names on the list in the Toronto agent's office, and that this list was given to the purser, who gave the staterooms in accordance with the list till none were left. The number of passengers were so large that all could not secure berths. Cots were supplied and the passengers made as comfortable as possible, and there was no trouble.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 16, 1886