The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 22, 1890

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The str. Armenia cleared today with a cargo of salt for Picton.

The steambarges Nile and Isis are on their way up Rideau Canal with lumber for Deseronto.

Mr. Brown has purchased the steamyacht Marion from Deputy-Warden Sullivan, of the Kingston Penitentiary.

Herman France, labourer, fell down the hatchway of the str. George G. Hadley, Toledo, and received injuries from which he has since died.

Arrivals: sloop Lorraine, Cape Vincent; schr. Gearing, Oswego, 146 tons coal; schr. Acacia, Charlotte, 336 tons coal; barge Ox, Montreal, 2000 sacks salt.

Yesterday the prison steam yacht was sunk during the gale. She pounded against the dock and went down bow first. Today a gang of convicts were engaged in raising the boat.

The str. Corinthian, in coming into port, tried to make her wharf by rounding the shoal tower but she experienced difficulty in reaching the dock. She went up the bay in the evening.

The steam barge Monitor, of Chicago, foundered 20 miles north-west of Racine on Wednesday. The barge was laden with bark and slabs for Milwaukee. The crew of 10 barely escaped.

The str. Algerian is undergoing repairs at Montreal. The str. Corinthian is taking her place. One of the Algerian's boats, as well as the steering gear, was damaged by the collision with a Toronto wharf.

An investigation will be held into the cause of the collision between the str. St. Lawrence and steam yacht Catherine by Capts. Donnelly of Kingston, and McIlheny of Ottawa. They will move in the matter at once.

The schr. Ella Murton has been greatly improved within the last few days. She was docked, generally overhauled and received a new coat of paint. She looks now as good as new. P. Bajus is filling her with a cargo of ice for Auburn, N.Y.

When the yacht Volante was released from the rocks at Point Frederick this morning, it was found that a hole had been made in her side and that part of her rigging had been torn away. She was placed on Davis' dry-dock for repairs.

General Paragraphs - Ald. Osborne says a few years ago he owned a standing keel yacht, the George Frederick, which could beat any of the yachts in the races yesterday.

The passengers who came down on the Hero yesterday from Bay of Quinte ports will have occassion to remember the trip through the Upper Gap. All were sick.

Breck & Booth have chartered the schr. Nellie Hunter to carry iron ore from here to Astabula, freight 60 cents.

A Wild Day For Racing - 1 1/2 columns describing the yacht races when a bad storm blew up - details.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 22, 1890