The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 7, 1887

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p.2 ad - Str. Ella Ross to commence regular weekly excursion trips from Kingston to Montreal, returning by Ottawa and Rideau Canal route; W. Garrett, Capt. May 3rd.

p.8 Incidents - The death of Mrs. Donnelly, mother of Capt. John Donnelly, is announced. It occurred at St. Catharines, where the old lady lived with her daughter, Mrs. Capt. W. Connors.


Capt. Hurley is in charge of the str. Khartoum this season.

The tug Eleanor rebuilt at Anglin's yard last winter was launched on Thursday.

The schr. Annie Foster will load lumber for Oswego on Monday. Freight $1 per m.

The schrs. Jamieson and Clara Youell have cleared for Oswego and Fairhaven respectively.

The schrs. W.T. Greenwood and Mary Ann Lydon have arrived from Toronto with grain.

The tug Thompson, and barges Colborne, Toronto and Oswego, cleared for Oswego for coal.

The prop. Alma Munro, from Detroit, lightened 8,264 bushels of corn and proceeded to Montreal.

The str. Pierrepont has received a new walking beam, and will take her place on the ferry next week.

The schr. Annie Falconer is loading 10,500 bush. rye at Toronto for Kingston. The grain is owned by Richardson & Son.

The steam yacht St. Julian is doing service on the Gananoque-Clayton route. She has been lengthened and otherwise improved.

The schr. Sylvester Neelon has arrived at Collingwood. Much of her cargo was damaged by the leakage of water through strained seams.

The prop. Matawan, of Montreal, has been sold to a Toronto firm for the upper lake trade. This is the sister ship to the Lake Nepigon, sold last year to the Buffalo Navigation company.

The str. Khartoum loaded 400 bushels of corn at Eilbeck's dock for Smith's Falls and Seeley's Bay today and discharged 100 bushels rye from the same ports at Richardson's elevator.


Last evening a rousing meeting of the Kingston yacht club occurred at Carruthers Bros. office. The reports of the secretary and treasurer showed that the organization was in a healthy condition. The officers-elect are:

Commodore - J.B. Carruthers

Vice-commodore - Clark Hamilton

Rear Commodore - James Stewart

Secretary - A. Strachan

Treasurer - J. McK. Robertson

Judges - Dr. C.H. Clarke, Clark Hamilton

Time-keepers - J.B. Walkem, G.S. Oldrieve

Referee - A. Horn

Measurer - J. Murray, W.H. Van Tassel

Starter - J. McKelvey

Sailing Committee - Messrs. Major Wilson, W.H. Macnee, C.F. Gildersleeve, Dr. Clarke, Dr. Garrett, J.B. Walkem, G.S. Oldrieve, Dr. Simpson, Col. Fairtlough, Dr. Curtis, J.C. Woods, John Strange, Lieut. Rivers, J. McK. Robertson.

J.B. Carruthers, Major Wilson and Dr. Simpson were appointed delegates to the annual meeting of the Lake Yacht Racing Association and the club unanimously decided that their representatives should oppose any change in the present measurement of the yachts in the various classes. It is thought that the annual regatta will occur either the last week in July or the first week in August. The prospects point to fine races, as six new yachts are expected to compete.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 7, 1887