The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jun 1878

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p.3 Freights -

Rowing - strong interest.

Excursion - Empress of India from Toronto to Brockville for Regatta.

Regatta - The yachts Mystery and Merlin, of Kingston, competed in the Trenton regatta, the former in the third class and the latter in the second class. The Mystery came in third, but the Merlin seems to have been nowhere in her race. The regatta was a very interesting affair generally.

Rafting - The timber arriving here by the Pembroke Railway from back country is being rafted for despatch down the river. An immense raft left for Quebec on Wednesday evening.

W.W. - Three Mile Bay will have a yacht race on Friday. The Comet, owned by J. Flanders of North Shore, and the Let Her B, of Three Mile Bay, are the contesting boats. The stakes are $150 a side.

-Some of the Watertown pleasure hunters will sail on the Kincardine with hose companies one and two on Sunday evening, arrive in Belleville on Monday morning, stay until 12 o'clock, go to Kingston, arrive at 2, and there participate with the funmakers, and then return home with the hook & ladder excursion party.


M.T. Co. - The arrivals are: schrs. H. Butler, Brighton, 6,509 bush wheat; West Side, Chicago, 18,000 bush wheat; Trinidad, Chicago, 19,200 bush corn; scow Empress, 102 tons phosphate from the Rideau Canal.

Swift's - Passed up: steamer Spartan, from Montreal; Corinthian and prop. Cuba from Toronto.

St. Lawrence and Chicago Forwarding Company - The schr. North Star arrived from Toronto with 10,298 bush of wheat; schr. Caledonia, from Port Hope, 3,000 bush of wheat. The prop. Columbia, from Toledo, lightened 3,900 bush of corn.

Arrivals at Garden Island yesterday - Schrs. Northman, Bay City, timber; J. Norris, Toledo, timber; prop. Lincoln, with the barges Lisgar and Gibraltar, Lake Superior, timber; schr. Canada, Detour, do. Departures: Schr. Northman, light; barge Gibraltar, light. Calvin & Breck's new ocean ship Garden Island, Capt. Wm. Zealand, arrived at Quebec from Glasgow, making the trip in three weeks. Splendid time.

The Cape's Attraction - a regatta on 4th.

Celebration At the Cape - schedule.


The people of Toronto are now well supplied with pleasure steamers, the latest addition being that of the celebrated steamer Chicora. This is the steamer which Lord Dufferin chartered on his famous trip around the upper lakes in 1873, and which was so much admired by the people of Chicago when she steamed up into that port. She was built on the Clyde, Scotland, and has crossed the Atlantic, and is accordingly by all odds the finest sailing boat on the lake. Her accommodation is simply excellent, fitted up as she is in the most modern of styles, and with every regard to the convenience of the passengers. She has been known as the fastest steamer on the lakes, and if she has one virtue more prominent than another, it is that in the roughest of weather she runs as steady as a rock. Her course is between Toronto and Niagara, making connections at Niagara with the Canada Southern Railway for the Falls and Buffalo. Many of our readers will visit Toronto this summer, and we advise them to take a run across the lake in this magnificent steamer. Thanks to the owners of the Chicora, the trip across the lake is within the reach of all.

Burning On the Rideau - barge Mary Frances with load of ties, burns to water's edge at Basket, near Kingston Mills.

Hanlan's Practice -

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jun 1878