The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Sep 1877

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p.2 The Second Class Race - at Belleville Regatta - results.

ad - Damaged Wheat - from schr. Delos de Wolf to be auctioned.

p.3 Accident - We understand that the tug Chieftain suffered an accident in her machinery yesterday on the River St. Lawrence which disabled her. Her place on the line has been taken in the meantime by the Wren, which has been chartered for that purpose by Messrs. Calvin & Breck.

Collision - This morning as the prop. Oswego Belle, engaged on the Masonic excursion, was calling at Garden Island for the brass band, she run into the steamer Pierrepont, lying at the dock, and damaged her upper works considerably. The wind was blowing briskly at the time, making the handling of the steamer a somewhat difficult matter.


We yesterday intimated that a very large fleet of vessels were bound down through the Canal grain laden; and that the largest part of these shipments are consigned to Kingston, which may be gleaned from the following telegram, giving a list of the vessels passing through the Welland Canal: Schr. Mary Jane, Clairville, Kingston, timber; London, Toledo, do., do; Nellie Wilder, Chicago, do, rye; G.B. Sloan, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Pandora, Toledo, do, corn; E.W. Rathbun, Detroit, do, wheat; Ayr, Kingsville, Collins' Bay, timber; A. Muir, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Rising Star, Chicago, do, wheat; Sea Gull, Detroit, Kingston, wheat; J.C. Leighton, Chicago, do, corn; Jessie Drummond, Toledo, do, do; Augusta, Toledo, do, timber; Hartford, Chicago, do, wheat; Senator Blood, Detroit, Kingston, do; Hoboken, Chicago, do, do; Westside, Chicago, do, do; Trenton, Cleveland, Cape Vincent, coal; Nellie Hunter, Cleveland, Kingston, coal; Mary Battle, Detroit, do, wheat; Arabia, Chicago, do, do; E.H. Rutherford, Port Huron, do, staves; Jennie Matthews, Chicago, do, wheat; Havana, Chicago, do, corn; Grantham, Detroit, do, wheat; Sheniffer (sic -Gleniffer ?), Toledo, do, do; H. Fitzhugh, do, do; O. Mowat, do, do, corn.

Belleville Regatta - first class -Annie Cuthbert, Dauntless, Victorine, Pioneer and new boat just launched by Cuthbert named Madcap in first race; Madcap led most of race until squall slowed her; Dauntless won;

- second class race - six boats entered - Surprise, Resolute, Emma, Peerless, Kathleen, and Katie Gray; won by Surprise.

- third class boats - Mystery of Kingston, Ramsay of Gananoque and five others, won by Mystery.

W.W. - Chicago Charters to Kingston - S.J. Luff, J.S. Richards, J. Magee, and Albercorn eight cents on wheat.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Sep 1877