The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jul 1897

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The tug Hall arrived from Montreal yesterday with six light barges.

The tug Walker, with six grain laden barges, cleared this morning for Montreal.

The schooner Nellie Hunter, Oswego, is in port with 375 tons of coal for Crawford & Co.

The schooner Wells, light, cleared for Oswego yesterday to load coal for this port.

The tug Hall cleared today with six grain-laden barges, bound for the seaboard.

The sloop Idlewild, Wolfe Island, with 1,600 bushels of barley, is at Richardson & Sons' elevator.

The schooner Fleetwing arrived at Swift's wharf yesterday with a cargo of coal from Charlotte.

The schooner Trade Wind, Frenchman's Bay, is in port with 8,000 bushels of wheat, consigned to the M.T. company.

The sloop Maggie L., Wolfe Island, arrived this morning with 2,000 bushels of barley, consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Varuna called at Swift's wharf this morning with a small number of excursionists from Thousand Island Park.

The steamer Rosemount, with her consort, the Melrose, have arrived with wheat for the M.T. company from Duluth, Minn.

The steamer Niagara and schooner Emerald, Marquette, timber laden for Garden Island, are on their way down Lake Ontario.

This morning 187,000 bushels of wheat arrived at the M.T. Co.'s anchorage, and by close of day it was en route to Montreal in barges.

The steamer Britannic arrived at the M.T. Co.'s wharf yesterday, carrying 47,300 bushels of wheat from Duluth for the company named.

The barges Frontenac, Santa Anna and Alfred cleared today from Richardson & Sons' elevator with 75,000 bushels of oats and barley, consigned to Montreal.

The steamer Bohemian, of the R. & O. line, arrived at the G.T.R. wharf, from Montreal, yesterday. She will carry a large party of delegates, who have been attending the big Epworth league convention in Toronto, on an excursion from this city to Montreal tomorrow.

Captain Hicks, of the steamer Varuna, met with a painful accident at Belleville on Friday. While loading cattle an infuriated cow rushed at him and carried him thirty feet on her horns. He was rescued by the boat's crew. His right shoulder was dislocated, and he received bruises about the body.

p.4 First of the Regattas - only the three smaller classes had entries; The course mapped out was: From a buoy off the club house to a buoy off George's barn, Wolfe Island, back to the starting buoy, thence to a buoy off Four Mile point, back to the starting buoy and over the course again, twenty nautical miles for all classes except the twenty-two foot class, which sailed the distance once....

The thirty-seven foot class yachts entered: Vivia, G.N. Gooderham, Toronto; Dinah, S.E. Malloch, Hamilton; Norma, F. Strange, Kingston....

The twenty-seven foot class yachts entered: Mirage, D. Stevens, Toronto; Nautilus, W. Coad, Oswego; Kestrel, W.J. Brigger, Hamilton; Geisha, W.C. Kent, Hustler, A.F. Macnee; Chickadee, H. Cunningham, Kingston....

The twenty-two footers: Pedro, Perry and Miller, Charlotte; Widgeon, L. Kenny, Toronto; Waneta, H. Cartwright.... (1/2 column) (continued on page 6)

Capt. John Graham, J.R. Lonsdale and C.E. Leach, of the sloop Olive Branch, of Sackett's Harbor, are guests at the Anglo-American hotel.

p.6 The Yacht Club Regatta - (full column of details of races)

Pushing The Work Along - work on foundation for Mooers elevator to start immediately.

Death of Norman Davy - a native of Kingston, 62 years old; was a ship carpenter for Montreal transportation company and Kingston and Montreal forwarding company. (details)

A Steam Yacht Race - between Miltonia, Sophia and Where Now.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jul 1897