The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Aug 1878

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p.3 W.W. - Chicago freight rates; Hanlan; yachts Merlin and Emma;

- The Recorder reports: The tug Jessie Hall was pulled off the shoal upon which she ran on Tuesday night, and was taken to Ogdensburg. Her stern was considerably injured by one of her tow barges coming in contact, when she ran on the rock.

City Council - Ald. Allen, on behalf of the Committee, reported, asking for an appropriation of $100 for harbour surveying, which was granted.

Marine - N.T. Co. - Arrivals - Schr. Canada, Chicago, 19,100 bush corn; prop. Clinton, Toledo, 16,700 bush of wheat; schr. C. Mitchell, Chicago, 18,925 bush corn.

Swift's - Steamers passing up: Spartan, Montreal; Armenia, Ogdensburg; and Ocean, Montreal. Passed down: Corinthian, Hamilton; Cuba, Toronto; Granite State, Cleveland.


Yesterday Mr. Power launched at his shipyard a new vessel, of remarkably fine proportions. It is of the Baltimore clipper build, and is the first craft of the description built by him in Kingston. The launch took place at 5 o'clock, punctual to the appointed time. When everything was in readiness, the last fastening was displaced, and away the schooner glided down the ways and into the water in the most graceful manner imaginable. There was not a splash, but gently she took to her natural element upon which she floated as handsomely as could be expected. In the harbour she looked her best, and Mr. Power was complimented upon her appearance. Her dimensions are: 106 feet keel, 116 feet overall, beam 25' 8", depth of hold 10'. She is measured to carry 13,000 bushels. She was named the Singapore, Miss Dwyre performing the ceremony of christening. The tug Lady Franklin brought the vessel to the dock after the launch. She is to be rigged out and fitted for service at once.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Aug 1878