The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 9, 1889

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The freight on wheat from Chicago to Kingston is 4 1/4 cents.

The barge William is loading phosphate at Richardson's wharf for Montreal.

The steamyacht Vega is down the Rideau with a fishing excursion party from New York.

Marine business is very dull. Owners of vessels cannot secure a load here to take anywhere.

The schr. Clara White, from Fairhaven with 145 tons of coal, was towed to Cornwall this evening.

The yacht Garfield is the only one of the Kingston fleet entered for the lake yacht racing association.

The schooners Undine and Albacore are on their way from Cleveland to Kingston with coal for Swift & Co.

The schr. Grantham, from Detroit, is discharging staves at Collinsby. She will return to Detroit for another load.

Arrivals: schr. H. Dudley, Oswego, light; prop. W.B. Hall, Detroit, 28,764 bushels wheat; prop. Saginaw Valley, Chicago, 42,755 bushels wheat.

The prop. Cuba, which arrived this morning from Chicago, had a large number of passengers on board. She could not accommodate all that desired to come from Chicago to Montreal.

The Varuna is now said to be the greyhound of the bay. This is reassuring, but when some of the racing craft blow up and kill a half dozen passengers the catastrophe will, of course, be inexplicable.

The schr. White Oak, when on her last trip to Oswego, began leaking. Her bottom was caulked there as the captain was afraid to bring her back to Kingston. The customs authorities heard it and compelled him to pay the duty on the work done. She was not seized as the captain readily paid the duty.

The steamyacht Zephyr arrived yesterday from Toronto. She is owned by J.H. Thompson, Toronto. He purchased her from Mr. Ryan, Brockville. Her cabin is roomy and well fitted up for pleasure seekers. She left this morning for the Thousand Islands where she will cruise around for a few weeks after which she will continue her trip to Ottawa.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 9, 1889