The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 23, 1887

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p.8 Belleville Yacht Club - At a meeting of the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club to make arrangements for the regatta on 11th August, L.D. Church, Gananoque, owner of the yacht Nora, was accepted as a member. The prizes to be given will aggregate $420, divided as follows: Class A, $100, $50; First class, $100, $50; second class, $80, $40. A resolution was passed appropriating $50 towards the purchase of trophies by the Lake Yacht racing association, to be given to yachts winning the greater number of races in the season.


The str. Spartan passed down this morning with a large number of passengers.

The tug Thompson and six barges, two carrying coal and four grain, cleared for Montreal today.

The steamer Varuna has commenced her regular trips between Bay of Quinte ports and the Thousand Island Park. She runs down the river every Saturday, remains at the camp ground during Sunday, and returns on Monday.

Arrivals: prop. Acadia, Chicago, 4,000 bush. corn; schr. Augusta, Duluth, 22,000 bush. wheat; steam-barge Dominion, Duluth, 16,500 bush. wheat; schr. Huron, Duluth, 17,295 bush. wheat; prop. St. Magnus, Sandusky, 31,500 bush. wheat; prop. Alma Munro, Chicago, 8,839 bush. wheat; schr. Nellie Hunter, Toronto, 12,200 bush. wheat.

Clearances: schr. Parthenon, Charlotte, light; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, light; prop. St. Magnus, Duluth, light; schr. Manzanilla, Oswego, light; sloop Two Brothers, Cape Vincent, 1,400 ties.

At Hamilton Joseph Parsons, captain of the schr. Herbert Dudley, was sued by John McKee for $13 wages. Judgement was given by consent for $9.50 and costs. Samuel Polly also sued the captain for $12. Judgement was given for $8 and costs. After the wages were disposed of a charge was brought against Parsons for carrying John McKee as one of the crew without entering into an agreement, as provided by the Inland Water Seamen's Act. The captain explained that the law was a dead letter, and that none of the vessels fulfilled it except when they were going on a long voyage. The case was adjourned for a week.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 23, 1887