The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 29, 1886

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The schr. Elgin is being caulked and painted.

The schr. Mary has been chartered to load coal at Oswego for Kingston.

The steamer D.D. Calvin and consort cleared today for Toronto.

The prop. California, the craft that carries the members of the Press Association to Chicago next month, was in port today.

Residents of Charlotte are hard at work to raise money for a regatta off that port. It is proposed to secure $600, and of this sum $500 will be divided into prizes as follows: for the first class yachts, $125, $100, and $75; for second class yachts, $100, $75, $25.

The steamer Rothesay carried 400 persons from Gananoque and Clayton to Morrisburg yesterday. Many were so frightened that they paid $2 extra and got off at Alexandria Bay. The money was handed to a customs officer as fines for carrying passengers from one American port to another. The officer afterwards paid the money back to the frightened excursionists.

The Kingston and Montreal Forwarding Company have handled, so far this season, nearly 2,000,000 bushels of grain, more than they carried in the two previous seasons. It is anticipated, owing to an increase in freights on the Erie canal, that the fall shipments by the St. Lawrence route will be very large. By the last named water-way grain can be delivered at the ocean a cent cheaper than it can be placed in New York. The rates on grain from Kingston to Montreal is 2 1/2 cents on corn and 2 3/4 cents on wheat.

Capt. Dick, Inspector of Hulls, has returned from Bobcaygeon and Lindsay, where he was examining boats running upon the lakes in that vicinity. The captain speaks enthusiastically of a tug and barge owned by Mossom Boyd, lumberman, and used for excursion parties on Pigeon Lake. The barge is handsomely fitted up, and will put to shame many of the steamers plying upon the river St. Lawrence. The barge, towed by the tug, has accommodation for 750 persons, and is officered by a certified captain. Captain Dick says that he has noticed great improvement in a few years. When he first visited the back lakes barges were used that were totally unfit to be floated. Latterly the vessel owners are taking pride in keeping trim crafts.

Arrivals - schrs. W.H. Rounds, Chicago, 22,170 bush. corn; Nassau, Chicago, 22,200 bush. corn; F. Barker, Chicago, 21,082 bush. corn; Oliver Mowat, Oswego, 545 tons coal.

Cleared - schrs. W.R. Taylor, Chicago, light; E.H. Rutherford, Sodus Point, light; Mary, Oswego, light; tug McArthur, Toronto, light; sloop Laura D., Belleville, light.

Incidents Of The Day - Another large anchor was found opposite the M.T. Company's wharf yesterday afternoon by Capt. Murray. It weighs 1,000 lbs.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 29, 1886