The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jul 1894

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The tug Walker arrived from Montreal, this morning, with one barge.

At the Portsmouth shipyard there are fifty men at work. The barge Imperial is receiving a new bottom and other repairs.

The shovellers of both forwarding companies will fall away short of their earnings last year. They have had a poor season so far this year.

Departures at Garden Island July 9th: str. Armenia, light; Bay City, light. Arrivals: barge Hiawatha, Montreal, coal; str. H.A. Calvin.

Arrivals: str. James Swift, Ottawa; str. Magnet, Montreal; str. Algerian, Montreal; str. Spartan, Toronto; strs. North King and Bon Voyage, Charlotte.

John Donnelly claims that the yacht Ariadne is perfectly safe and that no fear need be felt for those out in her on a pleasure tour. She does not become unmanageable in a big sea.

Passed Port Colborne: str. Haskell, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; D.D. Calvin, barges Ceylon, Augusta, Norway, Sault Ste. Marie to Kingston, timber; str. Tecumseh, barges Cavalier, Cameron, Toledo to Collins Bay, timber; schr. Neelon, Toledo to Garden Island, timber.

General Paragraphs - At the Big Sodus, N.Y., yacht races, Saturday, in the thirty foot class, the chief event of the second round, says the Globe, was the work of Norma walking up into first place, this being the first time Vedette has been beaten in heavy weather. It is only fair to say that her crew were badly played out and took so long to get down a reef which was demanded by the wind freshening on the second round that Norma managed to pick up a lead which Vedette could not afterwards make good. At the same time Norma is undoubtedly fast and was very cleverly handled by her owner, Mr. Strange, of Kingston.

Racing Steamboats - Yesterday the passengers on the str. North King were very much interested in a race between the King and the New Island Wanderer. On a previous occasion when the King did not have much steam on the Wanderer beat her out of the harbor. Yesterday the King was equal to the occasion. The race commenced at Alexandria Bay. The King got ahead and the Wanderer was kept at her stern until Rockport was reached.

p.4 Napanee, July 9th - ...The tug Reserve came in last night to take out logs for the Rathbun company...

The Richelieu Navigation Company - Montreal, July 9th - earnings, expenses, number of passengers carried, for first eleven weeks.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jul 1894