The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Oct 1878

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p.3 The Garden Island - Messrs. Calvin & Breck's ocean vessel, the Garden Island, is now at Montreal loading grain and will probably sail on Thursday for England. Several Garden Islanders were to take passage by her.

Aquatic - On Monday the annual fall regatta of the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club took place with the usual success. For the second class race there were five entries, the Emma of Kingston being one of them, but she only came in fourth. The Mystery, a Kingston yacht, won the third class race. The Ontario says she seemed to be the favourite in the race.

Marine - There has been a great rush of vessels into port during the past few days. We append a list of the latest arrivals:

St. Lawrence & Chicago Co. - Schr. W.R. Taylor, Toledo, 18,930 bush corn; Jessie Scarth, do, 21,708 do; Mary Lyon, Detroit, 10,000 bush wheat; Two Friends, Toledo, 9,482 do; E.H. Rutherford, do, 15,500 bush corn; J. Waters, Detroit, 11,587 bush of wheat; A. Miner, do, 18,400 do.

Swift's - Steamers passing - Magnet, from Charlotte; Persia, St. Catherines; D.R. Van Allen, Montreal; Corinthian, Hamilton; Lawrence, Ogdensburg.

M.T. Co. - Schr. Amherst, Chicago, 18,921 bush of corn; Florida, Chicago, 19,500 do; Lady Macdonald, do, 17,123 bush wheat; J.B. Stowan, do, 20,281 bush wheat; Jennie Graham, do, 19,461 bush corn; G.W. Milan, do, 19,850 bush of corn; M.J. Cummins, do, 22,143 bush of wheat. The departures are: Tug Bronson and barges, Lancaster, 16,725 bush wheat; Cleveland, 18,300 bush wheat; Montreal, 20,760 bush of corn; Alande, 20,500 bush wheat; Waterloo, 14,000 bush wheat; Duluth, 18,000 bush do. The tug Glide left with the following: Chicago, 20,000 bush wheat and corn; Glengarry, 14,500 bush of peas; Milwaukee, 21,500 wheat and corn; Colborne, 540 tons coal; Toronto, 569 tons do.

Holcomb & Stewart's - Schr. Jessie Drummond, Toronto, 19,600 corn; prop. Lake Ontario, Detroit, 4,000 bush wheat; prop. City of New York, Toledo, 9,000 bush do; schr. Pulaski, Chicago, 27,800 bush oats; prop. Garden City, do, 7,300 bush corn; prop. Lake Erie, Detroit, 3,600 bush wheat; prop. Ocean, Chicago, 4,000 bush corn; schrs. West Side, do, 19,300 bush; J.G. Bigler, do, 12,700 bush do; J.G. Woodruff, Toledo, 18,500 bush do; prop. L. Shickluna, Chatham, 3,300 bush wheat; schrs. Twilight, Toronto, 13,600 bush corn; Lewis Ross, Toledo, 16,000 bush do; Hyderabad, Chicago, 17,400 bush do; schr. Rising Star, Chicago, 18,100 corn; Garabaldi, Toronto, 8,000 bush do; prop. Nashua, Chicago, 7,000 bush do; prop. Dominion, Leamington, 2,800 bush wheat; schr. Hercules, Chicago, 18,200 bush corn; schr. W.J. Preston, do, 16,600 bush do; St. Louis, do, 20,800 bush do; Wanderer, Port Hope, 6,000 bush wheat. Departures - Barge Beauport, 24,800 bush corn, Montreal; Mona, 18,200 bush corn, do; Virginia, 15,000 bush corn and wheat, do; Alice Pacy, 16,600 bush do, do; Alabama, 12,000 bush do, do; Finch, 12,400 bush corn, do; Star No. 1, 26,000 bush oats, do; America, 15,000 bush corn, do; Jet, 23,000 bush corn and wheat, do; Princess, 22,700 bush corn, do.

Sunk - On Sunday evening the schr. Canadian, laden with granite, from Gananoque for the west, sprung a leak and ran aground at the foot of Wolfe Island. The Captain does not knowwhat made the vessel leak. He says he did not strike anything, but the schooner was filling so fast that he had either to abandon her or run her ashore. A steamer with pumps will go to her assistance. It is not long since the Canadian was ashore before. It was only last week that she was repaired at the shipyard.

Aquatic - fall regatta of Bay of Quinte Yacht Club.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Oct 1878