The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 18, 1888

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The schr. Neelon has been chartered to carry iron ore to Cleveland at 75 cents per ton.

The boat found at Grindstone Island and supposed to belong to the lost schr. Blanche, belongs to some other vessel. Nothing has yet been found that can be identified as belonging to the Blanche.

The Island Wanderer, the new steamer built for the Alexandria Bay steamboat company, has arrived on the river. The boat is 120 feet long, 21 feet beam and will carry 500 passengers. She was built by Notter, and her engines were furnished by the King Iron Works company of Buffalo. The boat is to take the place of the Island Wanderer (sic) on the St. Lawrence and will make two trips daily from Alexandria Bay among the islands touching at Clayton.

Yachting Notes.

The Oswego regatta will be held on Friday.

The Merle took away with her the Bay of Quinte yacht club championship flag.

The Ontario says the owner of the Gerda needn't be anxious very long, as the Iolanthe is ready for a race any day with such a boat as the Gerda.

The yacht Ariadne, owned by the Sacket Bros., Cape Vincent, sons of the late Gen. D.B. Sacket, will soon start on a three weeks' cruise on Lake Ontario. A party from Cape Vincent will accompany the owners.

Speaking of the ruling out of the yacht Iolanthe here from taking a prize, because of crossing the line improperly, Skipper Campbell told the Intelligencer that he was given a chart of the course, but when the course was changed he was not given any instructions. Timekeeper Walkem told the crew that the start would be the same as in the morning, and witnesses heard the statements.

The yacht Verve is still in port. She hopes to get away tomorrow. The schr. Lewis Ross picked up on Sunday, off Genessee, a sealed bottle with a paper enclosed. The bottle had to be broken to get at its contents. The paper inside was dated July 14th, and at the head was written "On board the yacht Verve." It was stuck to the bottle so that it was impossible to make out what was written.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 18, 1888