The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1886

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p.1 The Toronto Regatta Dispute - The regatta of the Lake Yacht Racing Association took place at Toronto. Five yachts started in the first class - Atalanta, Cygnet, Whistlewing, Verve and Aileen. The five mile buoy was rounded in the above order. At the finish the Whistlewing came in ahead of the Cygnet by seventeen minutes, the rest of the yachts having given up the race. In the second class three started, Molly, Laura and Iolanthe, Molly coming in first, Laura second. Owing to protests between the Cygnet and the Whistlewing, the sailing committee have not yet decided which boat takes first place.

Second Day's Racing - Toronto, Aug. 11th - The result of the regatta yesterday was as follows:

First Class

H. M. S. Corrected Time

Atalanta 6 0 41

Aileen 6 21 8

Verve 6 45 1

Cygnet 6 58 43

Second Class

Laura first; Iolanthe, second; Mollie, third. No time given.

Third Class

P:ilot first; Mischief, second; Meteor, third. The last named did not finish.



This morning Capt. Gaskin was present at the M.T. Company's shipyard at 7 o'clock. Within the hearing of twenty-five men he boldly stated that they were not accomplishing sufficient work; in other words they were not earning the $1.25 to $1.75 per day which he paid them. He had been in the United States lately and had seen ship carpenters at work there. They did a good deal more work in a day than the Canadian mechanics, and he wanted the men in his employ to do better in future. If they couldn't they would know the reason why. The men picked up their tools and walked out of the yard. One of them stated to a Whig reporter that they had worked faithfully and could not accomplish more per day than they had done. He thought Capt. Gaskin very unreasonable in his demands upon them. "What does he want? Perhaps it is our life's blood," said another workman. The men were astonished at Capt. Gaskin's attitude towards them. They are mystified, and cannot forget that it is not so long since he traded upon the friendship which he had entertained for the workingmen. Of course he was a candidate for public honors then, and worked the workingmen's cry for all it was worth.


The schr. Clara White cleared today for Oswego to load coal for Anglin.

Richardson & Sons are loading the barge Glengarry with 11,000 bush. of wheat for Montreal.

Steamer Lincoln and consort are in the Welland Canal, en route from Chicago with wheat for Kingston.

The steamer Norseman will leave the city on her trip down the river on Sunday morning at 8:45 o'clock. Note the hour.

The tug Active and three barges, light, started for Oswego on Sunday afternoon to load coal. They did not return until yesterday.

Work has been commenced at Cornwall on the raising of the str. Passport, under the superintendence of Mr. Beauchemin, of Sorel, a mechanic skilled in matters of this kind.

The schr. St. Louis, from Sandusky, was 82 bushels short in her cargo. She was discharged by the Montreal Transportation Company.

Capt. Patterson, of this city, intends having a new steel side wheel steamer built at Toronto, to take the place of the burned prop. Africa on Lake Huron. The boat will be ready for the opening of navigation next year.

Two non-union sailors, employed on the schooner E.J. McVea, were driven ashore at Oswego by union men. The captain of the vessel swore out a warrant for the arrest of Patrick Meagher, president of the Seamen's Union, and another man named David Thompson. The two men were captured and placed under $300 bail for examination.

Arrivals - schr. Annie Falconer, Toronto, 5,000 bush. wheat; schr. A.L. Andrews, Chicago, 21,113 bush. wheat; schr. Clara White, Oswego, 113 tons coal.

Cleared - prop. Myles and consort, Sault Ste. Marie, light; sloop Lorraine, Cape Vincent, 1,250 ties; sloop Two Brothers, Cape Vincent, 1,250 ties; schr. A.L. Andrews, Grindstone Island, light.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1886