The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Aug 1878

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p.3 W.W. - The Captain of the Island Belle is willing to risk $300 that his boat can beat the Geneva or the Seymour. This is going the rounds of the press, and makes the Island Belle quite a game boat. But the fact is, the Island Belle don't want a race. Last fall neither captain nor owners could be coaxed or shamed into a match race, though Capt. Hinckley, of the Geneva, devoted himself assiduously to the task after his season's work was over.

- schooners Jennie Matthews and Watertown chartered

Fish Slaughter - A steam fishing smack, from Cape Vincent, manned, says the Auburnian, of the 3d, by sixteen men, came to Fair Haven yesterday, and set eight nets, each one mile long, in the lake just outside the bay. The first haul brought up nine hundred pounds of fish. The nets are drawn by steam, which saves much labor and results in a great saving of time. The craft will visit different points on the lake. The fish are all taken to the headquarters at Cape Vincent. This is the way our lake and river is being cleared by wholesale process of the fish with which it at one time teemed. We hope a stop will be made to it if any intervention by our authorities can secure that end.

Laying Up - Some vessels have gone "into ordinary," having failed to procure sufficient to pay their usual running expenses. Vessel owners and captains are not by any means buoyant and hopeful, and they cannot be expected to be otherwise under the existing circumstances. It is impossible to even conjecture when bottom figures will be reached; they seem to be going down to a point at which shipper and sailing master will be equally ashamed to look at them.

From Kingston to Halifax - account of trip from Kingston to Montreal, Quebec and Halifiax - includes some description of going through rapids on Corinthian.

Marine - Garden Island - Arrivals: Schooners Augusta, Toledo, timber; Norway, Sault Ste. Marie, do; Folger, do, do; brig Hy. Roney, Toledo, do. Departures: Schr. Augusta, Toledo, light.

The Southern Belle - On Friday last a steamer about 200 feet long, but very narrow, iron, with two smoke stacks, one some distance behind the other, passed up the lake, and she attracted a good deal of attention, while many were anxious to know something of her. She is named the Southern Belle. Once she was a revenue cutter, and her very powerful engines are capable of propelling her along at the rate of about twenty miles an hour.

Shipments of Fruit - by steamer Magnet.

Yachting - at Belleville yacht Katie Gray won Kelso silver cup.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Aug 1878