The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jul 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The Gracie got second place in the regatta at Oswego on Thursday in the 35 foot class. A sudden jibe threw her out of first place.

News In Small Lots - The str. T.D. Stimson brings wheat to Kingston from Chicago at 3 3/4 cents.

The remaining whaleback steamer to go to the Atlantic will not shoot the St. Lawrence river rapids until the stage of water in the river is higher than it is now.


The schr. White Oak is lying at Portsmouth.

The schr. B.W. Folger arrived at Portsmouth this morning with coal from Oswego.

Clearances: tug Hall and five barges, Montreal, grain; schr. Ella Murton, Oswego, coal (sic).

The tug Maggie May cleared light with three barges, and tug Edmond, with two barges, for Jones' Falls, yesterday.

The prop. Cuba arrived this morning with 150 passengers on board. She lighted 7,500 bushels of her cargo of wheat and proceeded to Montreal.

Arrivals: tug Hall and six barges, Montreal, light; schr. F.H. Burton, Charlotte, light; prop. Cuba, Chicago, wheat; schr. Hanlan, Oswego, coal.

Vessel owners complain of the delay experienced by vessels in the coal trade, loading at Charlotte. One schooner was delayed four days waiting for a chance to take on her cargo recently. Better shipping facilities than this are required.

The tug Emma Munson, which left here Tuesday afternoon to take the two pontoons to Georgian Bay, for the raising of the str. City of Owen Sound, only arrived at Port Dalhousie last night. The heaviest part of her voyage will be through Lakes Erie and Huron.

F.D. Fox, of Cape Vincent, has purchased of Joseph Bork, Buffalo, the steam yacht Little Mack, for $6,500. The boat was built by Messrs. Hingston & Son, Buffalo, in 1886. She measures nineteen tons, has a compound engine, is fitted with a mast, and has been looked upon as one of the fastest boats on the river.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jul 1891