p.1 The First Steamboat - article on pioneer craft on Bay of Quinte; mentions Queen Charlotte, Kingston, Sir James Kempt.
The schr. Wawanoah from Toledo, is discharging timber at Garden Island.
Arrivals: schr. Gearing, Oswego, coal; schr. B.W. Folger, Charlotte, coal; schr. Maggie L., light.
The str. Armstrong stripped to her bottom, will be launched soon, and her repairs completed in time for winter use.
A sailing skiff race will be held.
Grain boats are filling in their time this month carrying lumber. The prop. Myles is running between Georgian Bay and Tonawanda and Buffalo lumber laden.
The rock which the str. Corsican struck at Astabula cannot be found.
James Ash and others, owners of the tug Thomas Wilson, have sold her to George Hall, of Ogdensburg, for $14,000. Capt. James Doyle will deliver her to Ogdensburg. The Wilson is a powerful tug of 36 tons measurement, built in 1888.
The main light at Port Colborne, and the fog alarm, discontinued since May 4th, for repairs, are again in operation.
The old Coral has been transferred from Capt. David Dall to his son, William M. for $1,800. She was built at Ogdensburg 25 years ago and has made a lot of money.
Departures: str. Magic, Clayton; tug Active and barges Colborne, Detroit and Acadia, Oswego; tug Thompson and barges Dorchester and Bella, Charlotte; barge William, Fairhaven; schr. Garibaldi, Charlotte; str. Spartan, Montreal; prop. Richards, Charlotte; prop. Pilgrim, Charlotte; O.S. Storrs, Oswego; str. Tecumseh and barge Cameron, Marquette.
The following yachts have already entered for races on Aug. 20th: Vreda, Condor, Verve, Kelpie, Toronto; Uadia, White Wings, Verve, Alert, Samoa, Voland, Nancy, Maud B., Hamilton; Norah, Belleville; Amelia, Rochester; Gracie, Gerda, Ariadne, Norma, Kingston.
Among the Islands - steam yacht Edith May ran into a skiff, towed by the New Island Wanderer, wrecking it. On Thursday the Jessie Bain, running from Thousand Island Park to Grennell's Island, ran on a shoal and bent her shaft, broke her wheel.
Steamboat Inspection - Inspector Thos. Donnelly is making sure yachts don't carry passengers if not licensed. - details. [Napanee Beaver, Deseronto Tribune]
p.4 Sailed In a Calm - the Lake Yacht Association regatta at Toronto suffered from light winds, winners named.