The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Aug 1877

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p.3 - article on Maud and Hastings on excursion - were they racing?

Marine - The following are reported through the canal for Kingston: - Schrs. London, Toledo, timber; Wawanosh, Bay City, do.; Belle Wallbridge, Green Bay, lumber; O. Mowat, Toledo, corn; J.S. Austin, Traverse Bay, timber; Belle Hanscome, Chicago, wheat; Norway, Sault Ste. Marie, timber. The following have arrived at the M.T. Company's since Saturday: Schr. H. Dudley, Toledo, 15,238 bush corn; Rising Star, Chicago, 17,847 bush do.; Knight Templar, do., 18,250 bush do.; Africa, Toledo, lightened 3,626 bush corn; Thrumpff, Milwaukee, 21,430 bush wheat. The tug Glide arrived on Saturday with the barges Cherokee and Iroquois, with 1,100 tons of coal. The tug Bronson left with the following: Barges McCarthy, 11,640 bush corn and 75 tons granite; Chicago, 322,000 pine deals; Iroquois, 601 tons coal; Lancaster, 15,212 bush corn; Oswego, 22,243 bush corn. The Glide had the following: Kinghorn, 19,000 bush wheat and corn; Princess, 20,100 bush wheat.

A SteamBoat Race - Our Belleville correspondent writes: I scarcely could believe it if I did not see it, and yet it is a fact. There was a race to this port today between the City of Kingston and the New York, the two slowest old tubs on record. Neither one can move as fast as a respectable funeral procession, and whatever put it into the heads of their commanders to have a contest, is more than I can tell. To make a long story short, I will merely say that the City came in ahead by about a hundred yards. Surely after this we may safely expect to hear of a race between two hearses.

That Case of Mistaken Identity - of sailor from schr. Laura charged with rape.

One Days Shipments - on barks Princess Alexandria, Van Straubenzie, Maggie McRae and James G. Worts.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Aug 1877