The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Aug 1891

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The prop. Argonaut, Chicago, 30,000 bush. rye and 13,000 bush. wheat, has reached Portsmouth.

Capt. Thomas Martin, Oswego, died suddenly on Wednesday. He was interested in many vessels and had sailed several. For many years he had a ship brokerage and insurance office in Oswego.

Yesterday the steam yacht Julian, with the owner, John E. Edwards, and party, arrived from Ottawa. The customs authorities learned the machinery of the yacht had not been tested, and Mr. Shaw notified Mr. Edwards that this would have to be done before clearing. The owner did not wish the test to take place, and intimated that he would not allow it. He was told that if he did not a man would take charge of his boat on behalf of the government. After a short time he agreed to comply with the law and went in search of a boiler inspector.

The schooner piloted by Mr. Lee, Cape Vincent, from Chicago to Liverpool was the

Dean Richmond, in 1856. She was owned by Charlie Richmond, Chicago, and was the first centreboard vessel to cross the ocean. She was clipper built and of such large dimensions that two barrels of soap were used on her sides at Thorold in order that she could squeeze through the locks of the Welland canal. Her cargo consisted of 18,000 bushels of wheat, and her trip was made, at that time remarkably quick, running from Chicago to Liverpool in eleven days. At Liverpool she was sold for the River Platte shallow water trade.

MERIT ACKNOWLEDGED - Capt. Fleming's Twenty-Fifth Year on the Rideau Canal - presented with address by passengers.

The News In Small Lots - Capt. Perkins and son and Capt. Clark, of Henderson, Ky., arrived at Portsmouth this morning. They are the guests of Capt. Pierce, on board the yacht Wildflower, which leaves for a week's cruise among the islands.

Capt. Justus Mallette, of the M.T. Co.'s schr. Regina, has met with a loss in the death of his bright infant son, Felix Edward.....

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Aug 1891