The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 25, 1890

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p.1 On the Brink - excursion str. Ella H. almost goes over Niagara Falls.


The prop. Acadia arrived this morning with 90 passengers.

The str. Nellie Cuthbert is in the drydock at Deseronto getting repaired.

The str. Omaha and schr. American Union bring corn to Kingston from Chicago at 3 1/2 cents.

The prop. Canada lightened 8,000 bushels of grain yesterday and proceeded to Montreal.

The tug Walker, with the barges Minnedosa and Kildonan in tow, arrived here last night from Duluth with 150,000 bushels of grain.

F.E. O'Flynn, Belleville, has purchased the steam launch Vita from Gilbert Jones and is having her thoroughly repaired. She is a trim and speedy little craft with a coal oil engine.

The schr. Clara Youell met with an accident at Charlotte last Thursday by which she lost her bowsprit. She had left Charlotte, bound for Toronto, with a cargo of coal, but owing to a heavy gale had to run back. When entering the harbor and just opposite the railway bridge, the Youell took a sheer, her nose striking the bridge, breaking her bowsprit off. The bridge was open at the time. A temporary bowsprit was rigged up till the vessel reached Toronto, where she is being repaired.

The Isaac May is still a matter of controversy. John Douglas, of the Western insurance company, Toronto, is in Buffalo as an expert to assist Special Agent Hudson, of the Montreal agency of the Phoenix, of London, which has the risk on the burned boat. It is still undecided whether to repair the boat at Buffalo or to take her to some Canadian port. To repair her there is to incur a duty on the new work, and to take her away is to be at the expense of removal, and there is also a possible extra cost to the work.

Yachts May Come In - into Canada for summer without paying duty.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 25, 1890