The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Aug 1878

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p.2 The following schooners are under arrest: The Edward Blake at Hamilton, the Watts Sherman at Chippewa, and the Chicago Belle at the same place. There have been altogether 43 cases before the Maritime court since its institution.

p.3 Marine - At Holcomb & Stewart's - Arrivals - prop. Celtic, from Detroit, lightened 4,100 bush wheat; schrs. Jamaica, Chicago, 19,100 bush corn; E.H. Rutherford, Toledo, 15,200 bush corn; Mystic Star, Chicago, 19,200 bush corn; Trinidad, Chicago, 19,300 bush corn; Bolivia, Chicago, 19,700 bush corn; prop. Lake Erie, Sandusky, lightened 5,100 bush wheat. Departures for Montreal and Chicago - Prop. Lake Erie, 14,500 bush wheat; barges Siren, 22,000 bush corn; Jet, 23,000 bush corn; Lark, 19,700 bush corn; Star No. 1, 21,500 bush corn; Annie, 14,500 bush corn; Alabama, 12,000 bush corn; schr. S. Neelon left for Chicago with 4,000 bags salt; schr. R. Morwood left for the same place with 2,000 bags salt.

A Catch - yacht Katie Gray will take on any contender.

A Fine Yacht - Dr. Curtis now owns one of the finest yachts in the Dominion, taking the character of the material of which it is composed, and the workmanship as well as appearance into consideration. The yacht registers 24 tons. She measures 40' overall in length, is five feet depth of hold, and has a breadth of beam of some eleven feet six inches. Her cabin - an elegant affair by the way - is twenty feet long and can accommodate 40 persons, and in full sail she spreads 400 yards of canvass. The boat was built by Capt. Pierce, who superintended the structure of the fast running and handsome steamer Geneva, and also the yacht Pierce, named after him and now famous for her victories in the regattas of the Province. The Capt. commenced work upon this last craft about two years ago, the intention being to keep her himself, and hence he made her more solid and substantial than most boats are. Her fastenings are all of galvanized iron, and her outfit has been made with uniform taste. Dr. Curtis purchased her some little time ago, and at once had the finishing touches applied, and the result is he has a yacht first-class in every particular. She was to be launched this afternoon.

The Bottle Sensation - hoax about yacht sinking.

Large Excursion - on Southern Belle.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Aug 1878