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

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p.1 St. Lawrence A Winner - skiff races held at Kingston.


The str. Nile passed down from Deseronto to Clayton with lumber.

The schr. Sunshine is at Portsmouth with 23,000 bushels wheat from Chicago.

The schr. B.W. Folger cleared for Oswego yesterday with lumber from the Grove Inn.

The schooners White Oak and Annie Falconer are at Portsmouth, undergoing minor repairs.

The work of constructing a new steel tug at Collinsby for the rafting company was commenced last week.

The electric apparatus in the str. New Island Wanderer has not yet been accepted by the company. It is not a success.

Clearances: tug Active and three barges, Oswego, light; str. Rosedale, Chicago, light; tug Thompson and two barges, Toledo, light; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, lumber.

The yacht Victoria, belonging to George Offord, ran aground near Thousand Islands Park on Friday. She was pulled off without trouble. A party of Kingstonians are on board of her.

Arrivals: str. Rosedale, Chicago, 6,000 bush. wheat and rye; tug Active and seven barges, Montreal, light; schr. Maggie L., Portsmouth, 2,000 bush. rye; tug Thistle, Cape Vincent, fish.

Yesterday's storm was felt severely in the harbor. The sailing skiff Ahake (sic) made an attempt to start for home about one o'clock in the afternoon, but had to put back as the wind was too squally. The str. Swan did not venture on her usual trip.

Yesterday morning while the steamer North King was moving from Belleville dock her rudder collided with a stump and the iron shoeing was loosened. When she arrived here she had to remain for repairs. Her passengers were taken to Alexandria Bay in the steamer Belmont. The North King left here last night for Rochester, N.Y.

General Paragraphs - The tug Edmond and two barges arrived up the Rideau today with ties and lumber.

The str. Varuna ran an excursion down the river, Saturday, from Picton and other bay ports.

The steamer Lorelei, with a party of Kingstonians on board, arrived in Ottawa yesterday.

Incidents of the Day - The young men arrested at Oswego, for robbery and assault on the schr. Snow Bird, of Deseronto, have been sent up for trial. The bail asked for can hardly be provided.

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