The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 10, 1887

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p.1 Her First Outing Here - new str. Thorn.



The steamer Reliance cleared for Oswego with lumber.

The schr. Grantham is waiting at Cleveland for orders.

Tug Tunis and two barges laden with coal arrived from Ottawa (sic).

The schr. Speedwell cleared today for Charlotte to load coal for Toronto.

A tug and three barges brought 250,000 feet of lumber from Ottawa for the Rathbun company yesterday.

The schr. Jessie McDonald is lying in the slip at the foot of King street. She is receiving some general repairs.

There are several vessels lying at the Montreal Transportation company's wharves awaiting discharge. There is a lack of barges.

The Kingston and Montreal Forwarding company had about 40,000 bushels of wheat in the Montreal warehouse destroyed by fire yesterday. The grain was insured.

Arrivals: schr. Herbert Dudley, Charlotte, 380 tons coal; schr. Clara M. White, Oswego, 131 tons coal; steambarge Freemason, Oswego, 103 tons coal.

Clearances: schr. Singapore, Oswego, 144,804 feet lumber; schr. Philo Bennett, Oswego, 121,560 feet lumber; steambarge Reliance, Oswego, 168,425 feet lumber.

The Bay Attractions - excursion up Bay of Quinte, resorts described.

Personal Mention - Capt. James Murray, late book-keeper at R.J. Eilbeck's elevator, has been appointed to a similar position in the K. & M. F. Company's offices, Portsmouth. He will succeed E. Graves....

Why He Lost The Race - Capt. Ames, of the yacht Merle, has returned to Oswego, and as an excuse that his boat was defeated said: "The course at Kingston was a very poor one and the captain of the Iolanthe, because of his familiarity with it, was able to get a 'slant' on the Merle several times. The Merle struck on shoals twice, and considering the circumstances against which she contended, made a good showing. She will not sail in the Belleville race." The course is the same over which regattas have been conducted for the past fifteen years. It is the best course of any sheltered waters.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 10, 1887