The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 2, 1890

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p.1 Sailors Have Complaints - objected to board and accommodation on fast steamer - officers said they were "kickers".


The schr. Annandale, from Chicago, is discharging coal at Portsmouth.

The str. Calvin and tow cleared for Toledo to load timber for Garden Island.

Corn to Kingston from Chicago will be carried by the prop. Algonquin at 3 1/2 cents.

The schr. Monterey, released from Peninsula Point, will be repaired at Manitowac.

The str. Rosedale, from Chicago, is discharging 40,000 bushels of grain at Portsmouth.

The schr. S.H. Dunn has been chartered to carry ore to Astabula. She is now being loaded.

The steam yacht Sirius called at Swifts yesterday and proceeded down the river on a sporting excursion.

Four gates broke in the Welland Canal yesterday. This will cause a delay to several boats bound for Kingston.

The schr. Hanlon, on the ways at Portsmouth for several weeks, was launched yesterday. Her repairs cost over $1,500.

The str. Alexandria carried 500 barrels of apples to Charlotte on Saturday. They were purchased at $1.75 per barrel.

Arrivals: tug Redford, Oswego; tug Thompson, Oswego; str. Rosedale, Chicago;

tug Magic, Clayton; prop. St. Magnus, Chicago.

The following vessels are reported down: schr. Laura, Toledo to Garden Island, timber; str. Rosedale, Chicago to Portsmouth, grain; Glengarry and barges, Chicago to Kingston, corn and wheat.

The match race between White Wings and Norah for the Fisher Cup is off, as the parties could not agree on terms. The race will likely take place at the next lake yacht racing association held at Belleville.

The schr. Dundee is off the Toronto drydock, where she was being fastened and caulked. New decks, sides, timbers, stanchions, ribs, almost everything, except the bare hull, masts and rigging, are new, and it cost Capt. Kelly $3000 to effect the repairs.

Capt. W.D. Robinson, Buffalo, appointed to appraise the burned steamer Isaac May finds her worth $3,500, $500 less than his first appraisal. When she was appraised first there was considerable water in her hold. She will be bonded and taken to Canada for repairs.

The str. Rival reached here yesterday from Quebec and proceeded to Collinsby. Today she was engaged in picking up parts of a raft, owned by the Collinsby rafting company, that broke up near the Brothers Islands during a gale. Some of the timber was found on the shores of Wolfe Island.

The Gracie Is Home - mention of yachts Gracie, Katie Gray and Vision.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 2, 1890