The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1899

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p.1 The steam yacht Sophia, owned by Capt. Lisgar, Clayton, was sunk at that place yesterday during the storm. The steam yacht's bow had been weighted down, so as to throw her stern out of water to receive a new wheel. While in that condition she was swamped through the sudden rising of the storm at noon yesterday. The Donnelly wrecking company sent down a wrecking outfit today to raise the yacht.



The schooner Freeman clears tonight for Oswego.

The tug Bronson clears today with severa grain laden barges for Montreal.

The schooner Falconer clears for Deseronto this evening to load ties for Charlotte.

The dredge Queen is receiving some repairs before starting work at Richardsons' elevator.

The schooner Ballou from Beamsville unloaded 3,000 bushels of wheat at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The general manager of the R. & O. navigation company denies the statements made that the steamers Spartan and Bohemian will probably be lengthened during the coming winter, and that on and after September 15th the steamer Spartan will take the place of the steamer Toronto, and connect at Brockville with the steamer Bohemian.

p.6 The Beaver Leading - Toronto, Aug. 22nd - the competing yachts for the Canada Cup, the Genesee and Beaver, are on the course, the Beaver leading.

The Steamer India Released - Port Colborne, Aug. 21st - The steamer India, which was ashore on Morgan's Point, passed down the canal this morning. She had to lighter several hundred tons of her cargo before she could be released. She was not leaking and her injuries, if any, are very slight.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Corsican passed up this afternoon with an exceptionally large passenger list.

The steamer Hebron, from Ottawa, passed this port this afternoon bound for Oswego with a cargo of lumber.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1899