The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Sep 1898

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p.1 Will Challenge For The Cup - Chicago, Sept. 19th - It is confidently expected by Chicago yachtsmen that a challenge for the international cup, won from the Chicago sloop Vencedora at Toledo in 1896 by the Canadian sloop Canada, will issue from the Chicago yacht club this fall. Plans are now being discussed among the leading members of the club which will doubtless end in a syndicate being formed to build and manage the yacht. The idea of a challenge originated with commodore Morgan.



The S.S. Rosemount and consorts are expected in tonight from Fort William.

The tug James A. Walker is at the Kingston foundry receiving repairs to her piston.

Masters of steamers arriving here today report a stiff north-west gale and a heavy sea outside.

The last section of the revenue cutter Onondaga left Ogdensburg on Sunday for Montreal towed by two tugs.

The sloops Dandy, Maggie L., Madcap and Laura D., from bay ports, unloaded grain at Richardson's elevator yesterday.

The steamer Omaha, from Chicago, with 51,000 bushels of rye and wheat, unloaded at the M.T. company's elevator this morning and cleared again for the canal.

The immense freight steamer, John Ruggles, now unloading a cargo of pig iron for the J. Smart manufacturing company, Brockville, arrived in port yesterday morning. Her crew report a rough passage down Lake Erie, the vessel constantly rolling and pitching about the lake for twenty-six hours.

Captain Hemons, Sackett's Harbor, has purchased the steambarge Arctic of W.A. Webster, Clayton. He has taken the machinery out of the William Gilbert, also owned by him, converting the latter into a consort for the Arctic, whose power has been improved by the additional machinery. The boats will run between the different points on the lake.

The Lake Carriers' Association has learned that the international commission, in session at Quebec, will not give ear to the appeal for the abolition of tolls from the Welland canal. The secretary of the American commissioners in a letter states that the commission's daily budget is already complete, and that they are not disposed to listen to verbal appeals.

Welland Canal Reports.

Port Dalhousie, Sept. 19th - Down: steamer Omaha, Chicago to Kingston, wheat.

Port Colborne, Sept. 19th - Down: steamer Rosemount and barges, Superior to Kingston, wheat; steamer Clinton and barge, Neville Bay to Toronto, lumber; schooner Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, timber.

p.4 Established A Record - The schooner Acacia, Capt. Bongard in command, has established a sailing record between Kingston and Sandusky. She sailed up light, took on a cargo of coal, and returned within nine days, the quickest trip on record. Going both ways she had favorable winds, which assisted her in making the record. On her way down Lake Erie she passed by seven steambarges eastward bound.

p.6 Capt. Dunlop, of the steamer Algerian, has arrived home after placing his steamer in winter quarters at Sorel.

General Paragraphs - The steamer J.H. Jones, of Wiarton, was sunk in a collision off Kagwonk, Manitoulin island, with the steamer Pacific, of Collingwood, on Friday at midnight. The Pacific struck her in the port bow and she sank in eight minutes. The passengers and crew were saved, but her cargo of general merchandise and a large amount of money were lost. The steamer was insured for $7,000.

Capt. McGiffin, of the Niagara steamer Chippewa, will sail the steamer Ocean for the remainder of the season.

The sloop Pilot, from bay ports, discharged a cargo of grain at Richardsons' elevator this afternoon.

The steamer Water Lily is at the Grand Trunk freight shed wharf with a cargo of general merchandise.

D. Donnelly, foreman of Rathbun's shipyards, Deseronto, was in the city today on business.

The steamer Hamilton, en route to Montreal, touched at Swift's wharf this afternoon.

The schooner Annie Falconer sailed for Charlotte yesterday to load coal for this port.

The schooner Fleetwing cleared for Oswego this afternoon to load coal.

The schooner Fabiola, from Oswego, is expected in port this evening.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Sep 1898