The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1878

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p.3 Boat Building - The Cape Vincent Eagle reports that Mr. Chaffey, of Kingston, was there yesterday for the purpose of making arrangements for building a steamer there for some parties in Ohio. The vessel will be about the size and style of the Geneva.

The Bay Fleet - On Wednesday evening the Bay of Quinte held its annual meeting, and elected office bearers for the ensuing year. At the meeting the Secretary read a report, which stated that the membership of the Club was upwards of 69; suggested a weekly or a fortnightly cruise, on the afternoon of some day in each week or fortnight, on which all members could go, as a matter of right; that the fleet was composed of 12 yachts, 3 first-class, five second and four third; that one second and one third class yacht would be added during the summer, making probably the largest fleet on fresh water. Mr. George Offord, jr. of Kingston, was elected a member of the Club. Why not have a yachting club in Kingston?

Marine - M.T. Co. - The arrivals are: Schr. T.C. Street, from Toronto, 20,994 bush corn; schr. Gold Hunter, from Toronto, 13,083 bush wheat.

Garden Island - Calvin & Breck's second raft left here for Quebec in tow of the steamer H.A. Calvin consisted of 15 drams of timber. The steamer Traveller left for her station on the lower lakes.

Holcomb & Stewart - Arrivals: schrs. Ontario, Toronto, 13,000 bush wheat; C. Gearing, Wellington, 6,000 bush peas. The departures for Montreal in tow of the tug Traveller are: barges Lark, 19,000 bush wheat; Hawk, 12,000 do; Annie, 13,000 do.

St. Lawrence Forwarding Co. - The vessels reported in since yesterday morning are: Schr. Persia, from Whitby, 10,000 bush wheat; prop. California, from Port Dalhousie, 17,440 bush corn; schr. M.L. Breck, Port Dalhousie, 17,950 bush corn; schr. Erie Belle, from Hamilton, railway iron.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1878