The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1879

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p.3 Yachting in Belleville - We learn from the Intelligencer that "the yachts Kathleen, Mabel and Whisper, were launched on Tuesday. The Kathleen is in fine condition, and having received a new and lighter spar will require a great deal of beating in regattas. The Mabel appeared to be leaky and sunk at her moorings. She will be put in good condition at once."

Ammunition - The Algerian landed 60 tons of ammunition at the Queen's wharf yesterday evening. Amongst other things there were 7 bales of furniture cloth, 8 cases of sundry military material, 201 cases of friction tubes, and 500 boxes of small arm ball cartridges.

Marine News

The Peerless brought up two scows from Montreal with about 400 tons of phosphate, which was deposited at Stewart's wharf.

The yacht Peri, which won the Governor-General's medal on the St. Lawrence last year, has been bought by a gentleman of Hamilton.

Gone Ashore - The schr. William Elgin went ashore at the Gull shoal, about 60 miles from here in Prince Edward county. Capt. Donnelly left with the Hiram Calvin to take her off, taking the White Oak with him as a lighter.

The Oswego Belle arrived at Oswego on Tuesday afternoon with 8,000 bushels of wheat from Toronto. She is loading a return cargo of coal at 20 cents a ton. She is officered this season as follows: Captain, John Pender; mate, John Vanmeer; first engineer, Robert McCall; second engineer, Samuel Vince; steward, Frank O'Brien.

Port Colborne, May 14th - Passed since last report: Up - schrs. J.T. Mott and Rising Star, Oswego, Chicago, coal; St. Lawrence, Port Dalhousie, Bear Creek, light.

Down - Barges Grimsby and Gleniffer and steambarge Clinton, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat.

In harbour - Schrs. St. Lawrence, Charger, Lewis Ross, St. Clair, King, Carrington, Card.

Port Colborne, May 15th - 11 a.m. - Up - Schrs. Gulnair, Hamilton, Kincardine, light; Persia, Hamilton, Dresden, light; propellors Niagara, Kingston, Parry Sound, light; Shickluna, Montreal, Chicago, general cargo.

Down - Schrs. Falmouth, O. Mowat and Maggie McRae, Toledo, Oswego, corn.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1879