The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 May 1891

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p.1 Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co. - Steamer Spartan leaves here for Toronto via Bay of Quinte Thursday afternoon; Algerian Sunday and Passport Tuesday; after that daily line between Toronto and Montreal. Thomas Hanley, agent.

Where The Cup Will Be Sailed For - On Saturday the governor-general, Lord Stanley, met a committee of yachtsmen at the R.C.Y.C. club house, Toronto, for the purpose of settling the conditions under which Canadian yachts will compete for the Queen's cup. Another meeting was held at night, at which it was decided that the first race for the cup will be sailed on Toronto Bay, on July 1st, this year, for boats of 40 feet l.w.l. and over. Next year the race will be sailed at Hamilton by 30 feet class boats. In 1893 the intermediate classes will compete at Kingston, while the following year the race will be sailed at the place from which the winner in 1893 hails.

Incidents of the Day - Today divers will commence the work of deepening the shoals in the harbor.


The schr. Hanlan is loading rye at Burlington for Richardson & Son.

The str. Island Queen brought up an excursion from Brockville yesterday.

The prop. Argonaut, one of the largest lake steamers, is expected here tonight or tomorrow from Chicago with corn.

The tug Peerless passed up this morning with two barges. She was rebuilt last winter at Smith's Falls and this is her first appearance since.

The handsome steam yacht that has been seen in Kingston will be afloat in a few days. She is being built by Davis & Son for Mr. Daniels, Ottawa. She will cost $3,000.

The str. Spartan took another trial trip today. Her last trip showed that the machinery did not work as smoothly as desired when backing up, but today's test showed that the defect had been satisfactorily remedied.

An exciting race occurred yesterday morning between the schrs. B.W. Folger, from Oswego, and Flora Emma and Acacia, from Sodus Point. They were nearly abreast at Nine Mile Point and after a hotly contested race arrived at Swift's dock almost together.

The Canadian barges Minnie Francis and Ontario, from Hull, Que., have each been fined $500 at Oswego, for master failing to make correct report and manifest of lading of cargo, the same having been reported from Ottawa, Ont., instead of Hull, Que. Vessels from Quebec pay tonnage tax, while those from Ontario do not. The captain claims, of course, that it was a mere oversight.

Clearances: Str. Pueblo, Charlotte, light; tugs Thompson and Walker and six barges, Montreal, grain; schr. Freeman, Oswego, light; sloop Idlewild, Three Mile Bay, shingles; str. Nile and Isis, Ottawa; schr. Foster, Oswego, light; barges Manitoba and Columbia, Oswego, lumber; schr. Herbert Dudley, Oswego, railroad ties; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, timber; str. Traveller, Ogdensburg, light.

Arrivals: tug Walker and barges Gaskin and Glenora, Port Arthur, wheat; tug Thompson and barges Kildonan and Minnedosa, Duluth, wheat; schr. Freeman, Belleville, 12,000 bush. peas and wheat; schr. White Oak, Oswego, coal; schr. Delaware, Oswego, coal; str. Nile and Isis, Deseronto, bunchwood; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, coal; schrs. Flora Emma and Acacia, Sodus Point, light; schr. S.H. Foster, Chicago, corn; str. Col. By and two barges, Ogdensburg, light.

p.2 Charters In Chicago - From Chicago to Montreal 5 3/4 cents was paid on grain last week and since then it is said a lower rate has been accepted. Rates from Kingston to Montreal are still 2 1/2 cents on wheat and 2 1/4 cents on corn. There has been a heavy movement of wheat from Duluth, about 3,250,000 bushels having been shipped up to date. A considerable portion of this wheat has been chartered by way of Kingston and other Canadian ports.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 May 1891