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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Sep 1876

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p.2 Port Colborne - Down, Sept. 16th.

p.3 Broken Shaft - in str. Armenia.

Marine - arrivals - sch. Olive Branch.

Ashore - Corinthian near Grafton, tug Chieftain and Hiram A. Calvin, two steam pumps and John Donnelly and his wrecking crew left to relieve her.

The Rowing Races -

Sept. 19, 1876

p.2 Ashore - Another Account - of str. Corinthian at Grafton.

The Equinoctials - Corsican and others delayed by gales.

p.3 W.W. - The new shaft is being put into the str. Algerian today.

Sept. 20, 1876

p.2 Port Colborne - Down, Sept. 19th.

W.W. - The steamer Algerian will be in readiness to start out by the end of the week. Her shaft is in, and the work upon her nearly completed.

Marine - sch. Babineau & Gaudry loading at Hamilton with coal oil for Ireland, Capt. Wm. Patterson. [Picton Gazette]

The Corinthian - in exposed position.

The Empress of India - seats 1,500, has been running excursions from Toronto this season, to visit Kingston.

Sept. 21, 1876

p.2 Port Colborne - Down, Sept. ?

The Accident to The Corinthian - Capt. Farrell and officers exonerated from blame by passengers.

Marine - The Corinthian off beach and on way to Cobourg.

p.3 Large Cargo - on schr. Florida, 22,500 bushels corn through Welland Canal without transhipment, sch. Northman arrived with 22,000 bushels of corn.

The Rowing Races -

Marine - arrivals at Garden Island -

First Annual Regatta - for Bay of Quinte Yacht Club.

Sept. 22, 1876

p.3 W.W. - Gentlemen who navigate the blue waters of the broad lakes are notified that the wreck of the steambarge City of Port Huron, sunk four miles S.E. from Lexington, Lake Huron, is directly in the highway of vessels passing up and down.

-Magnet delayed by wind.

Schooner Ashore - The Oswego Palladium of Thursday says: "A telegram received by Messrs. Mollison, Hastings and Dowdle, insurance agents, from Milford, Ontario, says that the schooner Sea Bird, with ashes from Picton, was driven ashore near South Bay during the gale of Saturday night. The ashes are owned by Birch & O'Hara of this city and are insured for $500. The condition of the vessel is not known, but she ought to be badly damaged if she is inside of South Bay. Assistance will probably be sent to the schooner from Kingston."

The Corinthian - towed to Kingston by Chieftain and Hiram A. Calvin, to go to Montreal to be hauled out.

Race - for second class yachts Laura, Zitella & Emma.

The Dry Dock - We have another instance of the loss Kingston sustains by the want of a dry dock, the str. Corinthian being taken to Montreal for repairs which would have been made here were the accommodations afforded. We hope Mr. Powers will be aided by the Council. The dock is nearly finished now; a little more money judiciously expended would place the project in a position that would result most beneficially to the city in many ways.

Sept. 23, 1876

p.2 Singular Letter - lighthouse keeper at Christian Island, Georgian Bay, found message in bottle from sailor from str. Stranger, "sank 4th May on Lake Michigan."

Marine - Toledo tug monopoly causing high bills.

Port Colborne - Down, Sept. 22nd.

p.3 W.W. - fire on barge being towed by str. Mary Ann. [Cape Vincent Eagle]

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Sep 1876