The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 5, 1890

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p.1 Ready For the Regatta - at Kingston Yacht Club, many yachts mentioned - details.


The Water Lily will clear this evening for Deseronto with lumber.

The tugs Hall and Thompson will arrive today with 6 barges from Montreal.

The schr. Muir passed Port Colborne yesterday enroute to Kingston from Toledo with lumber.

The schr. Albatross was chartered at $1.00 per ton for her cargo of coal from Sandusky to Kingston.

The schr. Julia will leave for Oswego on Wednesday, after having been repaired and painted.

A Kingstonian who had a cargo of ice sold it for $1600, clearing about $1000 by his fortunate act in filling up craft.

The prop. Glengarry and barges Gaskin and Glenora, cleared today for Port Arthur with 2,400 tons of railroad iron.

Breck & Booth have chartered the schrs. Worts, Singapore, and Dunn to load iron ore for Astabula. The Worts cleared yesterday.

This morning a vessel, leaving port, had a hard job to find men enough to take her across the lake. Wages are too low. Only $25 a month is offered.

Capt. Rothwell, master of the steamer Princess Louise, has been a long time sailing on the river. He commenced steamboating in 1853, and in 1877 he became a master. He has owned several steamboats and has been generally successful in business. The boat which he now owns belongs to him. He says that vessel property now is not near as valuable as it was when he first began sailing. If he had owned a steamboat 20 years ago he would have been a rich man now. The captain is very popular on the river route. He knows the river thoroughly, and contends that he can follow as many by-channels as any other master between Kingston and Brockville.

The First Lake Steamer - The steamboat Ontario, built at Sackett's Harbour in 1816, was 110' long. 24' beam, and 8 1/2' depth of hold, measuring about 240 tons. She had a low pressure beam engine of four feet stroke with a 34" cylinder, was rigged as a fore-n-aft schooner and was the first steamboat launched on waters subject to heavy seas. Her first trip was in 1817, commanded by Capt. Francis Mallaby, of the U.S. navy.

A Strike of Firemen - on str. Corsican, returned to duty under penalty of arrest under the seamen's act.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 5, 1890