The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 May 1894

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p.1 There are 144 yachts enrolled in the lake yacht racing association, all on Lake Ontario. Of these it is expected that at least fifty will anchor in Big Sodus Bay, commencing and lasting through the first week in July. The impetus of such a meeting is being felt among the entire yachting fleet.

General Paragraphs - Capt. Milo Estes, formerly commander of the str. St. Lawrence, will sail the Old Island Wanderer between Clayton and Ogdensburg this season.

Incidents of the Day - The steamyacht Wherenow, owned by L.B. Spencer, was to have been launched today. She was thoroughly renovated and repainted this spring.


The schr. Julia has arrived from Oswego with a cargo of coal.

Clearances: tug Walker, Montreal, four barges; str. Sequin, Cleveland.

J.B. Tinning, Toronto, has been appointed purser on the Richelieu & Ontario str. Columbian.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes has been chartered to carry coal between Oswego and Kingston for Breck & Booth.

The tug Glide left the government dry-dock yesterday. Her machinery went wrong and she had to get it fixed.

The str. Pierrepont is having extensive repairs made to her. She will be in fine condition when leaving the dock.

Passed Port Colborne downwards: str. W.B. Hall, Toledo to Kingston, corn; prop. Myles, Fort William to Kingston, wheat.

Augustus R. Hinckley, Cape Vincent, has purchased the steamer Fred Tank from William F. and James E. Spaulding, of Port Clinton, O., for $3,500.

The str. Merritt will go to Belleville to be used as an excursion boat on the bay. Capt. Van Vlack, late of the Verna (Varuna ?), will probably take charge.

Arrivals: str. Sequin, Duluth, 40,000 bushels wheat; str. Ketchum with consort Montgomery, Duluth, 90,000 bushels wheat; schr. Menominee, Chicago, 32,500 bushels wheat; tug Walker, Montreal.

The shoals in Kingston harbor are all buoyed and with the aid of the range lights accidents will be few this season. This spring eight new spar buoys were placed in dangerous spots and the platform buoys carry heavier weights than last season. They are anchored by 3,000 lbs. of lead. The fog horn is giving general satisfaction.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 May 1894