The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jul 1895

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T. McAuley had the engine in his yacht repaired and now it can travel nine miles an hour.

On Sunday the str. America sailed from Folger's dock to the foot of Wolfe Island, a distance of sixteen miles, in one hour and four minutes.

The schr. Thomas R. Merritt, St. Catherines, Ont., has been tied up at Buffalo on libel proceedings in a claim for wages. A bond will be given and the vessel released.

This evening the sailing yacht Norma, owned by F. Strange, was to have left for Hamilton to take part in the regatta which begins there next week. The crew consists of G. Walkem, F. Sears, W. Waldron, E. Gildersleeve and F. Strange (captain).

The steamer Beaver, belonging to Quebec, chartered by the Collins Bay Rafting Co., while engaged in the work of recovering drams of timber that had broken away in the Sault rapids, had a hole knocked in her bow. She was beached near the Cornwall canal bank, and is out five feet forward and nine feet aft. Yesterday Mr. Lesslie sent steam pumps on the steamer Traveller to the relief of the Beaver. The job of lifting the tug will not be great. Through the breaking of the raft the company will suffer considerable expense.

Boys Had A Close Call - three boys upset rented skiff near Myles shoal, in water for half an hour before being rescued by Mr. Robinson, boat-builder.

General Paragraphs - Last week J. Donnelly and a diver went to Wiarton and repaired a water pipe that had been broken and inspected 1,300 feet of pipe underwater.

The schr. Fabiola cleared today for Oswego to load coal for Crawford.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jul 1895