The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 10, 1888

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The yacht Atalanta is here receiving a new set of sails.

The steamer Passport, from Toronto, called at Swift's wharf this morning. Her list of passengers was large.

The steam yacht Joe brought a small party to the city today from Ottawa. During the trip the steamer broke her wheel.

The Rosedale, on coming through the Welland Canal, collided with a lock gate, and had an indentation made in one of her iron plates in the bow.

There has been considerable talk among yachtsmen about a special race between the Merle, of Oswego, and Iolanthe, of Belleville. The owners of the latter boat do not feel like entering in a special race, but if the matter of supremacy is not settled after the circuit they will arrange a special race.

The schr. James Mowat, Chicago, went aground on Saturday at Charlotte. Great endeavors were made to pull her over the bar, but in vain. She is loaded with 100 tons of coal and draws 13 1/2 feet of water. It was supposed that there were 14 feet of water on the bar. The schooner will be lightened.

The prop. Celtic, with supplies for the lighthouses on the lakes, arrived at Swift's wharf yesterday. Mr. P. Harty, inspector of lighthouses, was on board. During his stay he was visited by many of his old friends and they were treated by him most kindly. The steamer left the wharf at noon. The round trip is being taken advantage of by the following Kingstonians: Misses Dolson and Davison, Messrs. V. Sullivan and J.S.R. McCann.

The iron steamer Rosedale, which crossed the Atlantic with a cargo and made her way up the lakes to Chicago, the first of her kind to accomplish the feat, arrived today with a cargo of 39,000 bushels of corn. The Rosedale has come to stay on the lakes. When the canals are deepened she may go into the upper lakes and Atlantic trade, but the shifting of cargoes and the necessarily slow time consequently made renders such a trade unprofitable.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 10, 1888