The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jul 1878

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p.3 Carry Lights - Complaint is made that small steam yachts run through theWolfe Island canal at night without carrying lights, and that there is danger of skiffs and row boats being run down in the darkness. Mention of the fact is only necessary to prevent a repetition of the complaint.


Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - Arrivals: Schooner D.G. Fort, 24,000 bush corn, from Chicago; Hartford, 20,000 do, do; prop. Ocean, 6,000, do, do, do. Departures: prop. Ocean, general cargo, Montreal; barges Eagle, 21,000 bush corn, for Montreal; Frontenac, 22,500 bush do, do, do; William, 21,000 do, do, do; Lark, 20,000 do, do, do.

Garden Island - Arrivals: Steamer Lincoln, Sault Ste. Marie, with barges Grimsby and Clyde in tow, loaded with pine timber; schrs. Oriental, do, do; Siberia, do, do; London, Toledo, do; Gleniffer, Sault Ste. Marie, timber. Departures: Schooner Gleniffer, and barges Grimsby and Clyde, Welland Canal, light; schr. Oriental, Sault Ste. Marie, light; schrs. Siberia, Toledo, light; London, do, do.

M.T. Co. - The arrivals are: Schrs. Nellie Wilder, Chicago, 20,112 bush corn; Belle Mitchell, do, 18,700 bush do; Polly Rogers, do, 20,337 bush do; Col. Cook, do, 18,094 bush do.

Swift's - The str. Spartan passed up from Montreal, and the Corinthian and Oswegatchie down.

W.W. - a local person appointed to Maritime Court of Ontario, framed by Judge McKenzie under the 10th section of the Maritime Jurisdictions Act, 1877.

A Rough Day - The Regatta at Brockville on Wednesday seems to have been attended by a series of unfortunate circumstances. All the competing yachts excepting one came to grief. The Recorder reports: When just below the Morristown buoy a squall struck the Sleepy, breaking her peak halyards, and sending her mainsailflat to the deck. She was obliged to run into the Bay, where the break was repaired. The other two boats then stood out after rounding the buoy, and all went well until the tackle block of the bowsprit on the Lennox gave way, and she was brought into the wind, when a couple of the crew crawled out on the sprit to repair the damage. At this critical moment a squall bore down, and owing to the weight on the bowsprit the Lennox was unable to come fairly into the wind, and in a few seconds she was on her side, the crew struggling in the water. They managed, however, to cling to the bottom until rescued by the steamer Chaffey. After passing the stake boat, the boats sailed in good order for a short time, when a shout for help came down on the wind and a view of the course revealed the Sleepy Canadian with her sails in the water, and her crew clinging to the bottom. Dr. Volney, who happened to be passing with his steamer, kindly went to the rescue. Scarcely had the excitement, consequent upon this accident, calmed, when the Peerless disappeared in Sand Bay. When she made her appearance it was under bare poles, her centre board having broken. At this time the Amelia had come into reef, at the lower dock, therefore the race was left alone to the Peri.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jul 1878