The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 13 Jul 1885

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p.4 Gossip of the Street - The tenth annual regatta of the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club will be sailed at Belleville on the 12th of August.

Our Fishing Grounds - illegal nets around Brothers Islands, 4-Mile Point, etc.

A Serious Accident - to President Fleming, of Seamen's Union, at Kingston, hurt with axe.

Floating Facts - The schr. Annandale is discharging coal at Swift's.

-The schr. Oriental, it is said, is laid up for the present.

-The sloop Two Brothers is loading stone for Adolphustown.

-The dredge Ontario is at present operating in Port Hope harbor.

-Calvin & Son's ninth raft has left for Quebec in tow of steamer Hiram.

-The schr. Clara White has arrived with 130 tons of coal for Capt. Crawford from Oswego.

-The steamer Alexandra will call at Gunn's wharf this evening on her way to Montreal.

-The steamer Passport, Toronto; steamer Corinthian, Montreal; and prop. Persia, Montreal, called at Swift's.

-The steamyacht Minnie, with a party of pleasure seekers from Alexandria Bay called at Swift's this morning.

-The schr. St. Louis passed down the river on Saturday from Cleveland, and is now discharging her cargo of coal.

-The steamer Quinte, at present running in the bay will arrive here this week and go into the excursion business.

-The schr. S.J. Tilden is sunk in Beaver Harbor. She is ore laden and bound from Escanaba to Cleveland.

-It is probable the steamer Armenia will be placed on her old route between Deseronto and Alexandria Bay.

-The steamer Varuna will commence her regular weekly trips to Thousand Island Park from Belleville on Saturday next.

-The steamers Maud and Hero ran large excursions out of the city on Saturday. The former went to the Cape and the latter down the river.

-The steamer Norseman called here yesterday on her first trip to Alexandria Bay from Charlotte. She will call here every Sunday morning for the summer.

-The sloops Laura D. and Idlewild, both laden with sand from Stone Mills, had a race from Simcoe Island to the city this morning. The former was victorious.

-The schr. American has been chartered at Chicago to carry 20,000 bushels of corn to Kingston at 3 1/2 cents per bushel. This is the first charter for Kingston in a couple of weeks.

-The steamyacht Ruby called at Swift's yesterday from Oswego. She had on board several young gentlemen, among whom were Messrs. J. Desroche and George Ahearn.

-The White Oak and the Folger indulged in a race from Oswego on Saturday. Both boats had coal for the gas house, the former 400 tons. The Oak sped to the front and arrived at Kingston the victor.

-The Government dredge Ontario broke one of her "anchors" at Port Hope on Saturday. The tug Sir John arrived here yesterday for the purpose of having a new one made at Garden Island and conveying it to that place.

-The tug Active brought a large number of Orangemen from Amherst Island and Bath today. It was the general opinion of those on board that she was an excellent and safe craft. Mr. Thos. Sullivan attended to the wants of the excursionists.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 13 Jul 1885