The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Sep 1876

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p.2 Hamilton Regatta - Brunette beats Annie Cuthbert.

p.3 Marine - arrivals at Garden Island.

The Algerian - The repairs to the Algerian haviing been completed the steamer made a trial trip around the harbor this morning. The working of the machinery being satisfactory the boat was to leave for Toronto and Hamilton this afternoon.

Yachting - race for Laura, Emma and Zitella unfinished - too calm.

W.W. - The schooner Sea Bird was pulled off South Bay shore. She ran ashore by the Empress of India, and taken to Oswego (sic). About fifteen tons of her cargo of ashes was thrown overboard.

Sept. 26, 1876

p.2 City Council - Powers Dry Dock - to give second reading of the by-law proposing to grant aid to Power's drydock by taking shares to the value of $15,000, and issuing debentures to raise the money; decided to put it in print before voting.

Yachting - letter to editor complaining about News' coverage of yachts.

ad - Change of Time - for R. & O. steamers.

Toronto - A lock has occurred in the carrying trade on the lake. Merchants are only willing to pay 1 1/2 cents for freight of grain to Oswego, Kingston and other lake ports, and vessel owners firmly demand two cents.

p.3 Fire This Morning - sails and rigging of sch. Governeur were stored in one of the buildings.

Steam, Sparks, Smoke and Fiddles - Pierrepont and Maud to take people to Simcoe Island for fireworks display.

Sept. 27, 1876

p.2 Marine - list of grain arrivals.

p.3 The Bay Boats - Rochester, Armenia and Empress of India bring passengers to Kingston - competition is driving down prices.

W.W. - As the engine of the str. Empress of India is not of sufficient power for the size of the hull, she will soon be laid up at Mill Pt., and her machinery altered so that she will make 12 m.p.h.

Sept. 28, 1876

p.2 Today's Gleanings - The schr. C.H. Walker, while bound from Lanse (sic) to Erie with a cargo of iron ore, foundered about fourteen miles from the mouth of the St. Clair river, on Lake Huron.

-schr. O.S. Storrs aground in Belleville harbor, got off.

Port Colborne - Down, Sept. 27th.

p.3 Gales - on lake.

Yacht Races - Zitella, Emma, Laura.

Sept. 29, 1876

p.2 schooners Lady Macdonald, from Chicago, and Itaska, from Milwaukee have passed the canal for Kingston with wheat.

p.3 Sunk - Information has been received that the schr. Babineau & Geaudry ( Gaudry ?), laden with coal oil, is sunk at Fisher's Landing, near Clayton, and the schr. Lake Erie, bound from Detroit for Montreal, wheat laden, has gone ashore at Dickinson's. Messrs. Calvin & Breck have been applied to for assistance in both cases.

Sept. 30, 1876

p.3 First Shipment - Oswego Belle takes barley from Belleville to Oswego.

Council - to meet on Monday evening to give second reading on Power Dry Dock by-law.

Marine - arrivals.

Storm Signals - use proven of late.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Sep 1876