The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Aug 1877

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p.2 Auction Sale - of Household Furniture (listed) belonging to Capt. Wm. R. Taylor.

p.3 Mr. Allan Gilmour's Yacht - has arrived at Ottawa.

The Oswego Belle - can't land at Thousand Island Park on Sundays.

The St. Lawrence Direct Trade Route - [New York Bulletin]

Aug. 16, 1877

p.1 The Countess of Dufferin - letter to editor of Herald from Charles Glifford, commander, explaining financial details of yacht.

p.2 Excursions - letter to editor about cheap trips on river on Maud, Hastings, Faxton, Pierrepont and Geneva.

Is It A Wreck? - Harbormaster Carr of Toronto reports a bottle found with message inside, about Mary Ann sinking - the only schr. of that name is a small one carrying stone, Capt. Doland.

p.3 Marine - At Toledo Saturday the schooner Skylark chartered for corn to Kingston at 4 cents.

-At Chicago Monday the schooner Hoboken chartered for 19,000 bush corn to Kingston on p. t. (private terms ?)

-At Milwaukee Monday the Oswego and Kingston rate was eight cents. The propeller Champlain chartered for Kingston at that figure.

-Schrs. Skylark, Toledo, Kingston, corn; T.R. Merritt, Bay City, Garden Island, timber; prop. Dromedary, Detroit, Montreal, wheat.

Racing - Without any previous intention, the tugs Frank Perew and Bronson, belonging respectively to the St. Lawrence Forwarding Company and the Montreal Transportation Company, had a race yesterday en route to Kingston. Both started from Brockville at the same time, the Perew having two barges and the Bronson four. The run up the river was most interesting. The Bronson won, notwithstanding the odds against her. She is a very powerful tug.

Cruising - on steam yacht Minerva to Thousand Islands; crew is from Hamilton plus Mr. Dick Bolton ( Belton ?) of Kingston.

Charters - Pandora and Watertown.

Forwarding - busy.

Down the River - description of scenery from str. Maud.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Aug 1877