The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 16, 1888

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The tug Hiram Easton is here to leave (unreadable)

The schr. G.M. Neelon arrived at Garden Island on Saturday with timber from Toledo.

The sailing yacht Hebe, owned by J.B. Carruthers, went to Deseronto today to be repaired.

The steambarge D.D. Calvin has the schr. J.H. Breck in tow and is bringing her here for repairs.

The schr. Singapore, Capt. Simmonds, has been chartered to carry ties from Kingston to Oswego and ties (sic) back.

The challenge of the Merle, of Oswego, to the Iolanthe, of Belleville, has been accepted. The race will take place at Charlotte on the 24th, the day after the association regatta. The contest will be for $250 a side.

The crew of the yacht Verve are refitting the craft, her extra suit of sails and mast having arrived from Toronto. Mr. Powers is making the booms, bowsprit, and topmast. Capt. Dicke hopes to have his boat in shape to take part in the race at Oswego.

A change has occurred in the time of the Thousand Island steamboat Co.'s boats. Boats now connect with the str. Princess Louise at Thousand Island Park for Gananoque and Kingston, with str. Maud at Cape Vincent for Kingston, and the str. Geneva at Clayton for Gananoque.

Capt. David Beggs, jr. of the schooner Comanche, is making a record for himself. In a trip from Oswego to Chicago, and return to Kingston, he consumed 26 days. This included four days in Chicago loading and unloading, making 22 days actual sailing time. This is a remarkably quick trip.

The Chicago rate to Kingston was steady at 3 1/4 cents on corn. The following engagements were made: schrs. Watertown, 22,000 bushels corn; J.R. Noyes, 23,000 bushels corn; W.R. Rounds, 22,000 bushels corn; Hoboken, 23,000 bushels corn; prop. B.W. Blanchard, 40,000 bushels corn.

Arrivals: schr. Annandale, Charlotte, 353 tons coal; schr. W.M. Foster, Oswego, 155 tons coal; schr. Philo Bennett, Oswego, 173 tons coal; prop. Canada, West Superior, 7,214 bush. wheat; schrs. Folger and Singapore, Oswego, coal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 16, 1888