The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jun 1878

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p.1 Hanlan -

p.3 Yachting - yacht arrives in town, formerly owned by Gov.-Gen.

W.W. - Kathleen, Katie Gray; Minnie A. - hauled out.

The Brockville Regatta - discusses Hanlan rowing match


M.T. Co. - The arrivals are: Schr. Clayton Belle, Chicago, 19,716 bush corn; Mary Lyons, Chicago, 20,205 bush corn; L.S. Hammond, Chicago, 20,726 bush do; prop. Prussia, Chicago, lightened 3,707 bush wheat, and left for Montreal; tug Bronson arrived with five barges, light, and left with the following for Montreal: Wheat Bin, 15,600 bush corn and 150 tons phosphate; McArthur, 9,000 bush corn and 102 tons of phosphate; Colborne, 10,000 bush corn and 125 tons of phosphate.

Holcomb & Stewart's - arrivals: Schr. Oriel, Port Hope, 9,600 bush wheat; Daniel Lyons, Chicago, 19,200 bush corn; barges Jet and Hawk, from Montreal, light.

Swift's - Since Saturday the following boats called at this wharf: Str. Corinthian, Corsican and prop. Celtic from Hamilton; props City of Toledo and Lawrence from Oswego; str. Algerian and props Persia and Calabria, from Montreal; prop. Armenia from Toronto, and prop. Cuba from Prescott.

Garden Island - Arrived: schr. Bavaria, Toledo, timber; schr. Henry Folger, Bay City, timber; schrs. Augusta and G.M. Neelon, Toledo, timber; M.A. Lydon, Bay City, staves; Mary Jane, do, timber; Denmark, Toledo, timber. Departures: schr. Bavaria, Toledo, light; str. Hiram, Dickinson's Landing, and six barges; scow F. Smith, Kingston, light.

The Mail says there is a movement towards coalition among the masters of the different schooners lying in the harbor, which, if effected, cannot fail to be productive of good to themselves. The current rate for grain to Kingston and Oswego is 1 1/4 cents, and an improvement on that figure is what the projected union would hope to obtain. It is proposed to refuse all cargoes offered at the present rate, which scarcely allows sufficient profit to cover the losses incurred by shortages. The season is certainly a dull one in which to adopt such a course, but it is much better that the vessels should remain for a time idle than sail on terms which barely pay expenses.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jun 1878