The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 23, 1889

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p.1 Union Sailors Convicted - 3 union sailors charged with assault on mate of schr. John Scheutte, of Toledo, at Oswego on April 26th

A Magnificent Yacht - the steamyacht Ruth, owned by Mr. Condee, of Oswego, eleven miles an hour, condensing engine with 12" cylinder, 80 feet x 13 ft. 6 inches; built in 1882, worth about $20,000; master is Capt. Derian.


Early in the summer P. Hurley, owner of the schr. Cora Post, leased her to the Staley Bros., for the purpose of trading between the city and Garden Island. The Staleys agreed to pay Hurley $12 per month for the vessel and keep her in good repair. The other day Mr. Hurley came to the conclusion that the Staleys were not fulfilling their agreement in keeping the boat in repair and he decided to take her away from them. The Staleys did not want to give her up and Hurley finding where she was tied, removed her one night to the locomotive works slip. When the Staleys missed the vessel they searched about until they found her. Then they consulted a lawyer concerning the matter and he advised them to take the boat. He asked two policemen to protect his clients until they got clear of the dock. Officers Megarry and Timmerman went to the locomotive works slip and watched the proceedings. The Staleys cleared with the schooner. As soon as Mr. Hurley discovered this he secured a skiff and with his son and another young man followed the vessel. They rowed hard to overtake her, but failed. Mr. Hurley claims that the schooner is in a very bad condition and needs repairing. The matter is not settled.

Series Of Yacht Races - to be held by local yacht club.


Frank Forsythe is mate of the steamer Armenia.

The steamer James G. Lockwood was launched at Cleveland on July 20th.

The tug Jessie Hall arrived this morning from Oswego with four barges laden with coal.

The steamers Spartan from Toronto and Algerian from Montreal called at Swift's yesterday.

The prop. C.A. Street and schr. Halstead bring corn to Kingston from Chicago at 4 cents per bushel.

The yacht Wherenow will be launched by Mr. Powers tomorrow at 11 o'clock, at the paint works' dock. This is Mr. Spencer's new flyer.

Capt. James McIlwee, thirty-seven years a navigator, made his final clearance at Chicago on July 20th. He died of a complication of diseases.

While pulling two schooners up St. Clair river the tug Gladiator's crank pin broke, causing damage to her engine amounting to several thousand dollars.

J. Finucan has leased the palace steamer Rothesay for the balance of the season from her owner, ex-Governor Smith, of Vermont. It is Mr. Finucan's intention to keep her on the St. Lawrence.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 23, 1889