The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1890

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The schr. Acacia is loading timber for Oswego.

The tug Active left for Oswego with 3 barges light to load coal for Montreal.

The schr. Eliza White is loading ties for Charlotte, and schr. Gearing timber for Oswego.

A new boom for the yacht Nora, to replace the one broken here, has been secured at Deseronto.

The tug Glide arrived today with 3 barges laden, one with grain and 2 with coal from Montreal.

Mariners complain that the new light house on the Middle Brother Island, built since April, has not yet been put into service.

The proposed yacht race between the Norah and White Wings has been declared off for this season. Terms could not be agreed upon.

The str. Sylvan Stream and Passport had a brush on Wednesday and the Brockville Times credits the Stream with having done up her rival.

The schr. Nellie Hunter was expected to clear yesterday for Astabula with iron ore, but did not sail until today. She has been chartered to carry block stones from Cleveland to Hamilton.

Capt. Dunlop says there is a very large amount of American travel on the triangle, and all U.S. citizens passing up express themselves as delighted with the trip. Next year the Kathleen will be altered to have additional accommodation.

A survey is to be made of lands near Kingston Mills, which, it is alleged, are drowned out by the Ridea Canal, with a view to providing for their recovery or drainage. Mr. Wise, superintendant, will be in the field himself with Mr. Rowan, Kingston as chief of staff.

Capt. Augustus, who piloted the Corsican through the Murray Canal on Monday evening, says that the race between her and the Hero was not a fair one. The Corsican, which should have arrived in the city on Sunday, did not get here until Monday. On leaving the Cornwall canal one of her wheels struck some projecting timber and damaged her to such an extent that she could not be driven very fast, and consequently the Hero got ahead of her on the Bay.

The schr. Erie Belle, bound from Fairhaven to Hamilton with a cargo of coal, put into Toronto last night in a damaged condition. While on the lake a severe squall struck her, carrying away the fore and main topsails and topmasts. Some of the sheets had to be cut away and some of the running gear was broken and damaged. The schr. Keewatin, coming to Toronto in company with the Erie Belle, and close to her at the time of the accident, did not feel the effects of the squall at all. The total damage to the Belle will be in the neighbourhood of $400.

The Murray Canal - new buoys, temporary lights, etc. - details.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1890