The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jul 1892

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The sailing yacht Norma has gone on a cruise on the upper lakes. The members of her crew are: Captain, H. Cunningham; first mate, John Campbell; sailors, S. Calvin, W. Shea, J. Henderson and D. Farmer. The Norma will take in the lake yacht racing circuit.


The str. Columbia is expected in Montreal on Thursday.

Richardson & Sons loaded the barge Jessie with 20,000 bushels of peas for Montreal this morning.

Clearances: schrs. Nellie Hunter, Tradewind and Katie Eccles, Oswego; prop. Argonaut, Oswego, to load coal for Chicago.

Capt. Pierce says that if the str. Richelieu was lowered eighteen inches she would make better time than she does now. It seems that she was raised some time after being built.

Capt. Perkins and family, of Evansville, Ind., are summering at Charlotte. The captain will visit Kingston before he goes home for the purpose of making a contract with Capt. Pierce to draw lines for a large passenger steamer.

Arrivals: schr. Oliver Mowat, 8,000 bushels wheat, Toronto; str. Nile and Isis, Deseronto, wood; schr. Snow Bird, Oswego, coal; sloop Laura D., Wolfe Island, oats; schr. White Oak, Oswego, coal; str. Spartan, Toronto; str. Algerian, Montreal.

Capt. Dix of the schr. White Oak says he had a very rough passage over from Oswego last night. He started from Oswego yesterday morning and was caught in a dead calm about ten miles out until struck by the squall last night. He was obliged to reef the vessel tight and reached Kingston at three o'clock this morning, after an anxious night's sailing. He says an Ottawa tug with four barges, loaded with coal, were four miles off Oswego when the squall came up. They were headed for Stoney Passage but he doubted if they reached shelter at all.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jul 1892