The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 11, 1886

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p.1 Toronto Yacht Race - At the yacht races in Toronto the Atalanta carried away her topmast and went out of the race. The Laura took second place in the second class race. There was difficulty in finding a lake buoy.



The schr. B.W. Folger loads lumber for Oswego.

The schr. Oliver Mowat, chartered by J.W. Brown, carries stone from Howe Island to Toronto.

The schr. Elgin hauled, recaulked by P. Lorenzelle, has been hauled out at Portsmouth for repairs to her stern.

Charles Cox, aged 23, deck hand on the steam barge Water Lily, was killed near Ottawa. A pile of ties fell upon him.

The schrs. Gleniffer, Toledo, J.M. Worts, Cheboygan, timber; prop. Nipigon, Marpeth, wheat, are in the Welland Canal en route to Kingston.

Buffalo tugmen are after Capt. Redford, of the tug E.J. Redford, Oswego, for going to that port do do harbor work, notwithstanding the fact that tugmen there had a monopoly. Mariners want the Redford to remain in port.

This morning the schr. Clara Youell collided with the schr. St. Louis in the harbour. The Youell lost her jib boom. One of her timber heads and four stanchions were broken on the schr. St. Louis, and while on Lake Erie part of her rigging was carried away in a gale.

The yacht Katie Gray, of Oswego, while off Nine Mile Point on Sunday last, was struck by a puff of wind, the masthead back-stay eye-bolt pulled out, and the spar broke off below the tressle trees. Everything went by the board. The yacht was towed to Oswego.

Capt. John Trowell, son of Capt. Trowell of this city, in command of the prop. California, neatly evaded the American coasting law by having Clevelanders land at Windsor, have their baggage examined, and then put on board again for Chicago. The Chicago collector has referred the matter to the Treasury Department.

Purser D.P. Waggoner, of the prop. Myles, called today to say that both the Captain and himself offered the lumbershovers 25 cents an hour to unload deals at Portsmouth. The men asked 30 cents. The figures were considered unreasonable and convict labor was secured. Last year the vessels were discharged by shovers at the same place for 25 cents per hour. The sum of $350 was paid them. The officers of the propeller were dickering with the lumber-shovers for nearly three-quarters of a day.

Arrivals - schrs. Clara White, Oswego, 118 tons coal; Erie Stewart, Toledo, 522 tons coal; Clara Youell, Toronto, 17,500 bush. wheat; St. Louis, Sandusky, 23,000 bush. wheat.

Cleared - strs. Reliance, Oswego, 180,326 feet lumber; Idle Hour, Ogdensburg, light; barge Craftsman, Cape Vincent, 2,500 cedar posts.

Raising Of The Passport - Barges, with chains and tools to raise the sunken steamer Passport, are being got ready at Montreal to proceed to Cornwall at once. Mr. Senecal anticipates no trouble whatever in raising her.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 11, 1886