The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 2, 1887

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p.1 The Chicago Boodlers - details of M'Garigle's escape; Blake, Marsh, tug Orient.

Experiences of the Captains - Capt. Langan, formerly of Wolfe Island, of schr. Oliver Mitchell, was approached about carrying unknown passenger; Capt. John Irvine, of schr. Ed. Blake, last year in command of schr. Maggie McCrae, previous to that in charge of prop. St. Catharines, sunk on Lake Huron.

p.5 To Be Raffled For - yacht Garfield.

Talking of Toronto - Capt. I.H. Radford, now a real estate agent and lumber merchant in Toronto.



The str. Resolute is loading ties for Charlotte.

The steamer Scotia and tow cleared for Charlotte today to load coal for Toronto.

The schr. Polly Rogers, Chicago, arrived at Portsmouth today with 33,000 bushels of wheat.

The steamer Khartoum is discharging 1,700 bushels of oats at Richardson & Son's dock.

The steamer Resolute and three barges arrived from Ottawa with 360,000 feet of lumber for the Rathbun company.

The steamer Rothesay in five days last week ran 722 miles and carried 2,500 passengers. The actual running time was 75 hours.

Today the Hero came to the city with 350 people on board. She stopped here a short time and then proceeded to the Thousand Islands.

The rate from Chicago to Kingston is 5 cents per bushel. The prop. Erin and consort bring 50,000 bush. wheat and the schrs. Rutherford and Oliver Mitchell 21,000 bush. wheat each.

The str. D.D. Calvin and tow cleared for the west today. The steamer will go to St. Ignace to load pine timber; Prussia to Detroit for oak timber; Bavaria, Norway and Denmark to Toledo for oak timber.

The Magnet arrived at Brockville yesterday fully fifteen minutes ahead of time, and left immediately. Five or six passengers for Montreal were consequently left behind. This is the second time, says the Times, the Magnet has played this trick, and it is annoying to passengers.

Arrivals: prop. Lake Michigan, Sandusky, 7,100 bush. wheat; steamer Reliance, Oswego, light.

Clearances: schr. Vienna, Oswego, light; sloop Laura D., Oswego, 700 ties.

Regatta at Charlotte - Atalanta first, Oriole second, Aileen third; in first class White Wings first, Garfield second, Ethel third, Verve carried away her spinaker halyard; Merle the winner in second class, Laura second, Molly third. Cyprus lost her topmast.

Work and Wages - The M.T. Co.'s shipyard is idle. The work in it has petered out. It is insinuated that the men have been locked out. If they are they won't forget it.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 2, 1887