The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jul 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The lake yacht racing association circuit will open at Hamilton next Tuesday. The other dates are Toronto, July 16th; Rochester, July 20th; Oswego, July 23rd.

The harbor master should turn his attention from a market that is doing well for the citizens, to the Cataraqui draw bridge. The barge Eagle blocked carriages and pedestrians ten minutes, yesterday, holding the draw open till a line was carried to a sunken boat and the barge hand hauled out of the way. He was a cool captain for July.


The schr. Jessie Drummond is at the asylum with coal.

The schr. B.W. Folger is at Portsmouth with coal from Oswego.

The sloop Amelia left for Rideau canal points, yesterday, with shingles.

Yesterday B. Folger, jr., sold his steam yacht Vega to J.K. Macdonald, of Toronto.

The United States Marshall sold the schr. John Rice, at Port Huron, to F.W. Gilchrist for $400.

The steam yachts Lucille and C.W. Crossman, with outing parties on board, called at Swift's yesterday.

The barges Thrush and Condor, in tow of the str. Chieftain, have arrived at Portsmouth with railroad iron for Port Arthur.

S.G. Johnson, of Clayton, is building a warehouse on his dock to accommodate the business of the new line steamer Bon Voyage.

The strs. J.H. Prentice, Middlesex and Carpenter are reported through the Welland canal, yesterday, from Chicago to Kingston, with corn.

Clearances: schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte, light; tug Charley Ferris and barges, Oswego; schr. Ella Murton, Charlotte, light; schr. Maggie L., Dexter, 20 cords wood.

The new steam yacht Manaco, owned by M. Bowie, of Montreal, is causing considerable comment upon the river this summer owing to her peculiar model. She was built in London, Eng., and can run eighteen miles an hour.

Arrivals: schr. Julia, Oswego, coal; schr. Eliza Fisher, Charlotte, coal; tug Charley Ferris, Oswego, light; schr. Jessie Drummond, Charlotte, coal; schr. Maggie L., Sackett's Harbor, light; sloop Idlewild, Sackett's Harbor, light.

Safely At Anchor - the yacht Mary with owners Nicholas and George Henderson and W. Bates, plus six cadets, left Portsmouth on June 30th, spent Monday night at South Bay, crossed to Charlotte Tuesday; on Thursday near west end of lake and set course for Toronto, got caught in storm, arrived in Toronto harbor Friday morning; started back on Monday, stayed at Port Hope Tuesday night, reached Belleville Thursday morning, and got home this morning at 6 a.m.

p.4 A Wonderful Mirage - Rochester, July 10th - shore of Canada, railroad train could be seen.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jul 1891