The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 9, 1886

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p.2 ad - Boats, Boats - Jacob Sharman, foot of Simcoe Street.

p.3 Str. Ida - Through Line - Kingston to Montreal via Ottawa; W. Garrett, Captain and Proprietor. Aug. 9th

ad - St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. - Maud leaves Folger's wharf for Cape Vincent; Princess Louise leaves for Clayton. Aug. 9th

ad - Montreal and Bay Ports - Alexandria, Capt. Smith, master, with schedule. Aug. 9th

ad - Royal Mail Through Line - R. & O. Navigation Co. - steamers Quebec, Capt. Nelson; Montreal, Capt. Roy; Corsican, Capt. Sinclair; Algerian, Capt. Trowell; Corinthian, Capt. Ada; Passport, Capt. Irvine; Prince Arthur, Capt. Bailey; with schedule.

p.5 The Wrecked Passport - Should the proposed attempt to raise the sunken Richelieu steamer Passport prove successful, she will probably be taken to Sorel and her entire upper portion rebuilt, her fittings renewed, etc. The Passport has been for many years considered one of the most reliable boats in the service, often keeping time to the minute. [Montreal Witness]



The str. Reliance has been chartered to load lumber for Oswego.

The schr. Philo Bennett is loading lumber at Rathbun's wharf for Oakville.

The schr. W.I. Preston has been chartered in Chicago to carry wheat to Kingston.

The sloop Idle Wild, Brockville, is loading 2,000 bushels oats at Richardson's wharf.

The steam yacht Fairy, of Alexandria Bay, has been purchased by Gananoque parties.

The Iolanthe, of Belleville, and the Laura, of Kingston, arrived at Toronto on Saturday night.

The first regatta, in Charlotte harbour, occurs on August 16th. The prizes total $400. Toronto's regatta is being held today and tomorrow.

The steam barge Tecumseh brought a fine (sic - five ?) dram raft from Traverse City to Collinsby, a distance of 813 miles, in twelve days and fifteen hours.

The str. Spartan, which passes down the river tomorrow morning, has had a new set of boilers put in her. She is now considered one of the fastest boats on the line.

The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company is sueing the government for $50,000 damages sustained by the steamer Passport in entering the Cornwall Canal.

The steam yacht Ometa brought to the city today a number of Belleville gentlemen, including Messrs. Watson and Livingston of the Deaf and Dumb Institute staff. They are enjoying their vacation.

The str. St. Lawrence is here getting some repairs to her furnace door. The John Thorn takes her place, the Maud the John Thorn's place, and the Pierrepont the Cape Vincent route in the meantime.

The steam yacht Lucille, owned by Mr. Kellogg, Athens, Pa., is said to be the fastest yacht on the St. Lawrence this year. The owner has been having a race with some of the fast river boats and defeated them.

The prop. California arrived in Chicago from Montreal with 40 passengers. Among them were five passengers from Cleveland. The master of the California was brought before Collector Seeberger, charged with violating the American coasting law. He claimed that he did not violate it. The passengers bought their tickets for Windsor opposite Detroit. Their baggage was landed and inspected by the Custom's officer, and they then purchased tickets from that point to Chicago.

The prop. Myles and consort, from Lake Superior, with deals, arrived at Portsmouth last evening. The lumber-shovers demanded 25 cents per hour to unload the craft, but the captain refused to pay the amount. He applied to the warden for convicts to do the work, but the requisition was denied. The strikers were then taken on at the figures asked.

Later - This afternoon the shovers again quit work because of a misunderstanding. Convicts, in charge of the deputy warden, are now unloading the deals.

Arrivals - schr. C. Gearing, Oswego, 162 tons coal; schr. Gulnair, Sault Ste. Marie, 355,000 feet deals; prop. Myles, Sault Ste. Marie, 643,000 feet deals; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 194 tons coal; schr. Blanche, Charlotte, 194 tons coal (sic); Nile and barges, Ottawa, 360,000 ft. lumber; tug Tecumseh and tow, French River, 50,000 ft. timber; strs. Persia and Corinthian, Montreal; Celtic and Lake Michigan; Norseman, Charlotte.

Cleard - prop. Niagara, Ludington, light; prop. St. Magnus, Ashtabula, light; tug Active and barges, Oswego, light.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 9, 1886