The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 10, 1889

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p.1 Gracie To The Front - 3rd yacht race in series.

Timber For The Dry Dock - Eighteen cribs of square timber and hemlock sawlogs are on their way here to be utilized in building the Kingston drydock. This is the first consignment of some 42 cribs from Ottawa for the above purpose. The cribs will contain 700,000 feet of surface measure. The contractor receives 1 1/2 cents per square foot for its delivery in Kingston. This is the first raft that has passed through the locks for a dozen years.

The Canoe Meet at Stave Island -


The str. Algerian passed up the lake yesterday.

The Armenia cleared last night, light, for Deseronto.

The schr. Laura D., laden with lumber, cleared for Trenton last evening.

The str. Maud brought an excursion party from Alexandria Bay this morning.

The str. Rothesay will run an excursion from Brockville to Kingston on Monday.

The str. W.A. Haskell has been assessed $3,000 for breaking the lock gates in the Welland Canal.

The str. Clyde arrived today with four barges, light, from Montreal. She was to clear tonight for Montreal with six barges, grain laden.

The schrs. Undine and Albacore are on their way from Cleveland to Kingston with coal. The str. Glengarry, from Detroit, is coming here with wheat.

The Antelope, Messrs. Davis & Shirtliffe's new steamer, is having a good run of business. She made the run between Kingston and Gananoque in an hour and fifty minutes.

The steamyacht Vega arrived last night after a week's trip down the Rideau with a New York fishing party. The New Yorkers pronounced the Rideau river the best they ever fished in.

The str. St. Lawrence was launched this afternoon. There was not even a mark seen on her ironwork. Only a few of her oak planks placed in her bottom were broken. These have been replaced and she is now in first class order. About twenty men were working on her night and day. The electric light was so bright that the men could work admirably by it.

A case which has elicited a good deal of interest among vessel owners was decided in Milwaukee yesterday. In November, 1886, the schr. Elgin, with a full cargo of corn, bound for Midland, sagged on the beach at Manitou harbor. The prop. Burlington was at anchor there at the time and went to the rescue. After five or six hours' work she succeeded in pulling the stranded schooner off. For this service the owners of the Burlington charged $1,500. The Elgin owners refused to pay it, but tendered $300 for the service. The case was taken into court, and resulted in a decision awarding the owners of the Burlington $500 without interest.

The steamyacht Zephyr, which left here yesterday morning for the Thousand Islands, ran on a shoal below Gananoque and sank. No lives lost. She is owned by J.H. Thompson, of Toronto. Mr. Thompson with his wife and family were on board. They intended stopping at the Thousand Islands for two weeks. The Zephyr only drew four feet of water. She was a nice yacht and capable of running ten miles an hour. Mr. Thompson purchased her last spring from Mr. Ryan, of Brockville.

The captain of the Maud passed the Zephyr yesterday afternoon shortly after she struck the shoal. He says that after she struck she keeled over on her port side and consequently filled with water. She can be got off without much trouble.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 10, 1889