The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 May 1896

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The Royal Canadian yacht club's boat, which will contest against the Lincoln park yacht club's boat Vencedor, has arrived at Oakville, where it will be put together. It was designed and constructed by designer Fyfe, and was shipped in five large cases on April 27th. It is expected to easily defeat the Chicago flyer.


The barge Dee is being repaired at Davis' dry-dock.

The mail line steamers begin running tri-weekly until June 15th.

Four grain laden craft passed through the Welland canal, yesterday, for down the river. None were consigned here.

The str. Tilley and consorts cleared the Welland canal yesterday, but was obliged to run back to Port Colborne for shelter, owing to the prevailing strong wind from south-west.

J. Donnelly, jr., went to Cardinal, last evening, to inspect the K. & M. forwarding company's barge Joe Arthurs, which went down in twelve feet of water in the Gallops rapids yesterday.

The Thousand Island steamboat company has decided to discontinue the passenger service between Cape Vincent and the islands. For years the Maynard has run between these places, but it never paid expenses. The old boat has been relegated from service.

p.2 Collins Bay, May 27th - ....The Tecumseh and Petrel are expected to arrive this week....The steamer Saturn and consorts arrived from Grand Marais on Sunday morning, laden with timber. She cleared tonight for the same place. The str. Orion and consorts arrived on Monday evening from Grand Marias.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 May 1896