The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1889

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The schr. Grantham is being repaired at Deseronto.

The last yacht race, in connection with the services for local youths, took place today.

The schr. Lewis Ross, of Port Hope, went down with cargo of stone near Rondeau harbor.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes was expected here this afternoon with wheat from Port Arthur.

The yacht Minnie returned this morning from down the Rideau. She left this afternoon for Alexandria Bay.

The steamers Algerian and Spartan from Toronto and the prop. Persia from St. Catharines called at Swift's yesterday.

The steam yacht Jessie Hall arrived from down the Rideau yesterday afternoon. She had been on a fishing excursion. She left last night for Alexandria Bay.

The yacht W.B., of Alexandria Bay, has been down the Rideau with a fishing party on board. Alexander Milne, who knows the river well, piloted the yacht and took the party to good fishing grounds.

The vessel owners association of Cleveland has advanced the wages of firemen, wheelmen and lookouts on schooners to $37.50 per month; seamen and cooks on sail vessels and consorts to $37.50 per month; oilers to $42.50 ; deckhands to $47; helpers for cooks to $17, and boys to $17.

A collision occurred on Sunday night at the South-east Bend, St. Clair Flats, between the Philip Armour, bound for Buffalo with a cargo of corn, and the Marion, coal laden, from Buffalo for Milwaukee. The Armour was sunk. She was owned by the Detroit dry dock company. She measures 1,453 tons, and was valued at $130,000. She had on board at the time of the accident 80,000 bushels of corn, worth nearly $30,000.

Incidents Of The Day - The dredge Rideau has begun work at the new canal at Perth.

The dry dock dredge was taken below the bridge last night.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1889