The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1896

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p.1 A Beautiful Craft - The steam yacht Commanche, owned by Mr. Hanna, the big iron dealer of Cleveland, Ohio, called here Saturday afternoon. She has been cruising on the ocean for the past couple of years. While here Clark Hamilton and other men interested in yachts, looked her over. She is a steel boat, and has the appearance of a small steamship. She was unable to get into Gunn's dock because of drawing too much water, and had to go on to the locomotive works dock. Her owner is a millionaire seven times over.


The scow Two Brothers cleared for Sodus Point today to load coal for Deseronto.

The tug Thomson came in yesterday afternoon with seven light barges from Montreal.

The schr. Burton will get away for Charlotte today to bring a cargo of coal for the K. & P. R.R.

Called at Craig & Co.'s wharf on Sunday: str. Persia, Montreal; str. Queen, Hamilton; str. Cuba, Toledo.

Capt. Fox, of the schr. Burton, says he will not engage any but Kingston sailors after this. The boys here give the best satisfaction.

The str. Norwalk, from Chicago; prop. Bannockburn and consorts, from Duluth; str. J.N. Glidden and consorts, Duluth, are expected to reach port today.

The S.S. Bannockburn arrived in from Duluth this morning. She had in tow the schrs. Winnipeg, Melrose and Selkirk, carrying 250,000 bushels of grain.

The str. Rosemount entered the government dry-dock yesterday afternoon in two pieces, to be put back together. The water was not pumped out of the dock until today. It is expected she will be united in two weeks' time.

The str. Passport, of the R. & O. N. Co., transferred her passengers to the str. Bohemian, at Cornwall, yesterday, and returned to this city to make the Monday trip to Montreal. She made the trip up the Gallop Rapids by moonlight, a feat heretofore not accomplished by any large steamer.

The schr. Fleetwing arrived in port yesterday morning after a rough night of it. She left Charlotte about six o'clock Saturday night and beat down the lake. She was in the vicinity of the Ducks when the worst part of the storm struck her. The sea was rolling high and the wind was from the south, which put the vessel in the trough of the lake. She braned it through (sic), however, and arrived in this port at seven o'clock next morning without having lost anything.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Bon Voyage had a pretty rough time of it on Lake Ontario on Saturday night. She got in here Sunday morning and was out in all the blow. The steamer stood it well, but a lot of passengers were very seasick.

p.4 Were Ruled Out - Toledo, Ohio - .....The international yacht races between Vencedor, of the Lincoln Park yacht club, of Chicago, and Canada of the Canadian royal yacht club of Toronto, began today for a cup and $1,500 purse offered by the Toledo citizens in the best two out of three heats to be sailed each day consecutively.

General Paragraphs - The str. Columbian arrived back from Rochester at ten o'clock this morning. She had pretty rough weather going over Saturday night, but stood the sea well. A great many people got sick. The steamer arrived at Charlotte about eight o'clock Sunday morning. She had about 400 people.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1896