The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 May 1879

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To the Editor of the British Whig;

Sir - As builder of the small yacht referred to in Monday's issue, I would ask you to insert the following remarks:

The style, though it may appear "peculiar" in this country, has for many years been in use about Brighton on the south coast of England. It has been found to combine thorough seaworthiness, a quality often sacrificed for pace, with reasonable speed, and also to give a large amount of accommodation for so small a craft.

The above are important qualities in a yacht entirely intended for cruising and not for racing.

I may add that the design is furnished by Mr. Dixon Kemp, who is well known on both continents as one of the first designers of yachts of all classes.

Yours truly,

May 14,1879 JAMES KNAPP, Barriefield.

p.3 Wholesale Larceny - Americans are netting all fish at the Narrows on north side of Howe Island.

Spring Assizes - Keys vs Dawson - verdict for the plaintiff $81.53.


The Craftsman is loading grain in Hamilton for Kingston.

Capt. Fraser, of Kingston, will be master of the steamer Faxton this season.

The vessels that wintered at Clayton have all left excepting the schooner M.L. Wilcox, and she is being fitted out.

The schooner Charlotte Raab left Chicago for Manistee, Thursday, where she loads 260,000 feet of deals for Kingston at $4 per 1,000 feet.

The new rates now recognized by the Vessel Owners' Association of Chicago and Milwaukee are: To Oswego, wheat, 6 3/4 cents; corn, 6 1/4 cents; oats, 4 1/2 cents. Kingston, wheat, 6 3/4 cents; corn, 6 1/4 cents; oats, 4 1/2 cents; Ogdensburg, wheat, 8 cents; corn, 7 1/4 cents, oats, 5 cents.

The yachts Kathleen, Mabel and Whisper, of Belleville, were launched yesterday. The Kathleen is in fine condition, and has a new and lighter spar. The Mabel proved to be leaky and sunk at her moorings. She will be put in good condition at once.

Port Dalhousie, May 14th - Bound up: Steambarge Niagara, Kingston, Parry Sound, light.

Bound Down: schr. Jennie Graham, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Jas. R. Benson, do, do, do; G.M. Neelon, do, do, do; prop. Europe, do, do, do.

Port Colborne, May 14th - Up: Lisgar, Kingston, Chicago, light; Gibraltar, do, do, do; prop. Lincoln, do, do, do.

Down - schrs. Canada, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Grimsby, Milwaukee, do, wheat; Gleniffer, do, do, do; prop Clinton, do, do, do.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 May 1879