The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 23, 1886

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The schr. M.L. Breck is ashore in Georgian Bay.

The steamer Nipegon (sic - Nipigon ?) is still here. The captain is looking for an engineer.

Richardson's are loading a barge at Brockville, with 17,000 bushels of peas for Montreal.

The schr. Philo Bennett was discharged of her cargo of 200 tons coal, at Wolfe Island, in fifteen hours.

The schrs. J.R. Noyes, Chicago, corn, and Norway, Toledo, timber, are in the Welland Canal en route to Kingston.

The yacht Gracie has received a new spar in place of that broken at Clayton on July 4th. She and the yacht Laura were out for a spin this afternoon.

The keel of the hull of a new tug, for the M.T. Co., has been laid. When the hull is completed the machinery of the tug Benson will be placed in it.

This morning the remains of the prop. Europe, recently burned, arrived from St. Catharines in tow of the Thompson. The interior work of the Europe was completely destroyed, but the frames are as good as ever. It is said to be the intention of her owners, the M.T. Co., to convert her into a tow-barge, and enlarge the hull so as to make her capable of carrying 40,000 bushels of grain besides her machinery and fuel.

Arrivals - schr. Blanche, Charlotte, 220 tons coal; schr. Mary Ann Lydon, Sandusky, 510 tons coal; barge Maggie, Oswego, 61 tons coal; prop. Tecumseh and tow, French River, timber; schr. Belle, Deseronto, lumber.

Cleared - schr. White Oak, Oswego, light; sloop Two Brothers, Cape Vincent, 1,475 ties; schr. A.M. Foster, Oswego, light; schr. Jamieson, Sodus Point, light; schr. Philo Bennett, Gananoque, light; schr. W.T. Greenwood, Toronto, light; schr. Belle, Deseronto, light; schr. Geo. Suffel, Deseronto, lumber.

-swordfish caught at Belleville and Bath.

Handsome Yachts In Port - Yesterday the steam yacht Van Horne, of Alexandria Bay, arrived in port with Mr. H. Steers and wife and Miss Walters, of New York, on board. The party remain at Channel Grove for a short time. The steam yacht Pomona, one of the finest yachts afloat on the river St. Lawrence, is now in port. She brought to the city Dr. Moore, her owner;.....


The yachtsmen interested in the success of the regatta on August 2nd have been liberally assisted by the citizens. The regatta promises to be one of the finest ever seen here. The club has issued the programmes. The officers of the day will be : Judges, James Wilson and Clark Hamilton; time-keepers, George Oldrieve, and J.B. Walkem; referee, A. Horn; starter, J. McKelvey; secretary, A. Strachan. Entries must be made before July 1st, and the following entrance fees must accompany the entries: First class, $10; second class, $7; third class, $3. Four boats must start in each race or no third prize will be awarded. Each yacht will furnish a scrutineer, who may be transferred to any boat. Among the yachts expected to visit Kingston are: First class - Ethel, Ariadne, Oswego; Oriole, Cygnet, Verve, Aileen, Toronto; Atalanta, Brighton; Endee, Cobourg; White Wings, Trenton; Norah, Dauntless, Belleville. Second class - Vision, Cobourg; Surprise and Enid, Trenton; Iolanthe, Belleville; Fascination, Laura, Katie Gray and Cricket, Oswego. Several yachts not named are expected from Charlotte and St. Lawrence river ports. Gananoque yachts will compete in the second class race with Kingston boats as rivals. The prizes at the regatta at Belleville on Friday, July 30th, will be: First class, $150 and flag, $75 and $30; second class, $100 and flag, $50 and $25.

Among The Islands - The horse ferry-boat is frequently chartered by the young folks for picnics to the neighboring islands.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 23, 1886