The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 7, 1877

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Thursday, 18 Sept., 1877

Commodore - George Offord, Esq.

Vice-Commodore and Starter - James Wilson, Esq.

Sailing Committee

His Worship the Mayor, Messrs. James Wilson, W.J. Dick, R. Makins and Capt. Lewis

Judge - J.G. King, Esq.


Second Class - 1st - $60; 2nd - $25; 3rd - $10.

Third Class - 1st - $20; 2nd - $10; 3rd - $5.

Start at 9:45 a.m.

H.L. Parnell, Secretary & Treasurer.

Kingston, 7th Sept., 1877

p.3 Damaged Grain - A good chance for speculators is afforded by the damaged grain, part of the cargo of the schooner River Side, which is for sale at Jones' and Miller's wharf.

Welland Canal - Dr. Ferguson, of Toronto, contractor for Section No. 29 on the Welland Canal enlargement, has been awarded the contractor for No. 28. Messrs. Jones (Kemptville) & Clark (Buffalo) are the lowest tenders for Nos. 33 and 34, and it is believed Messrs. Hunter, Murray & Co. are also lowest for Nos. 27 and 35. [Ottawa Free Press]

The Regatta - The Kingston regatta will take place on Thursday next, and the committee are working hard to make it a great success, which we have no doubt they will do (weather permitting.) The collectors may not be able to see every person who would like to subscribe, but that need be no obstacle, let any person who feels desirous of encouraging this manly sport send his subscription to the Secretary or any member of the Committee, by whom it will be thankfully received. The prizes are: For second-class yachts - 1st, $60; 2nd, $25; 3rd, $10. For third class boats: 1st, $20; 2nd - $10; 3rd, $5. The course will be the usual regatta one, and the race must be over by seven o'clock p.m., to entitle the boat to the money.

Marine News

The insurance rates on cargoes have been again advanced. The following are the rates established September 1st at Chicago and Milwaukee: to Sarnia, 50 cents; to Buffalo, 75 cents; to Lake Ontario ports, 90 cents; to Ogdensburg, $1; to Montreal, $1.40. Ten per cent off.

The Northern Transit Company's steamer Milwaukee was seized at Chicago, on Monday, on the complaint of a Clevelander named Bower, who charges that the boat carried seventy passengers on her last up trip. Whereas the law does not allow her to carry so many. The Chicago Journal says that the company explained the fact of the boat being overloaded by saying that she can carry 300; and forty young school ma'ams got on at Detroit and off at Milwaukee, and that they made the extra load. Judge Blodgett bonded the boat in $2,000, and she departed all right. On Friday the company sent an application to Washington, which is endorsed by Mr. Jones and the customs officials of Chicago, stating the case.

Port Colborne, Sept. 6th - Up - schrs. Nassau, Oswego, Chicago, salt; Oliver Mowat, Kingston, Ashtabula, light; Gibraltar, Kingston, Milwaukee, light; Flora Carveth, Hamilton, Toledo, light; China, Toronto, Black River, light; barge Lisgar, Kingston, Milwaukee, light; steambarge Lincoln, Kingston, Milwaukee, light; props. Oswegatchie, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; L. Shickluna, Montreal, Chicago, gen. cargo.

Down - props. Prussia, Detroit, Montreal, gen. cargo; Champlain, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

In harbour - schr. Dauntless.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 7, 1877