The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1891

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The prop. Celtic, from Montreal, called here yesterday.

The scow Jessie and schr. C.W. Post are lying at Gunn's dock.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes will arrive tonight from Brighton loaded with rye.

The str. Jessie Bain is hauled out on the ways at Portsmouth for repairs to her wheel.

The str. Hecla brings wheat from Chicago to Kingston at 3 1/4. Wheat is carried to Montreal at 6 cents.

The repairs to the tug Bronson will be completed tomorrow, when she will leave for Montreal with three barges.

Dr. Gorrell, Newboro, having purchased the sailing yacht Rutherford from Mr. McNally, intends to compete with the first ones this coming season.

The schooner Two Brothers is lightering the St. Louis at Hamilton. It will be a harder job to get the place. The wind keeps still driving her harder up.

Yachtsmen are interested in a mysterious yacht being built by Lawley from a Burgess model at Boston which is said to be for the lakes. The name of the owner is withheld.

Arrivals - tug Thompson and three barges from Oswego, coal, for Montreal; schr. Freeman, 12,500 bushels peas, Belleville; schr. Rutherford, Sandusky, 600 tons coal; schr. Julia, Oswego, coal; sloop Clayton Belle, Clayton, light.

Departures - tug Hall and three barges with 1,600 tons of coal for Montreal; tug Thompson and barge Regina for Charlotte to load coal for Kingston; schr. White Oak, Oswego, light, to load coal; schr. Eliza Fisher, light, Oswego; schr. Delaware, Oswego, light; schr. H.B. Stone, Sackett's Harbor, lumber; schr. B.W. Folger, Sodus, light.

Yachtsmen are pleased to learn that the yacht Atlanta (Atalanta ?) has gone into the possession of George Leavens, Belleville, who will put her in fine racing trim. Lake yachtsmen have never lost faith in the work of Cuthbert and believe that properly fitted out the Atlanta is a splendid craft and capable of making things lively for any yacht that sails fresh water.

General Paragraphs - The schr. B.W. Folger is expected to arrive from Oswego tomorrow with coal.

The props. Persia, from Montreal, and Ocean, from Hamilton, called at Swift's yesterday.

Five more painters arrived today from Sorel to work on the R. & O. N. Co.'s boats Spartan and Corsican.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1891