The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 4, 1879

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Dry Docks.

The steamer City of Toronto has been safely docked at Ogdensburg, and is now receiving general repairs, caused by running aground, amounting to $4,400, as estimated by the surveyors, W. Power, of Kingston, and J. Jamieson, of Mill Point. The money expended in the repairs of ths steamer is a direct loss to this city and Province, there not being a dock large enough on the lakes or river, Canadian side, to accommodate the larger class of steamers and vessels. Marine men deplore the loss, and hold that the Government has as much right to contribute to such a desirable institution on Lake Ontario as it has to build the graving dock at Quebec. On election day, the fifth of last June, a Government official arrived here, and made an inspection of the Power dock, the impression being given that a grant would be made for its completion. A dry dock is needed, and that begun by Mr. Power can be most cheaply and advantageously finished. We want to hear from that election agent. Surely he has something favorable to say to the Government? He was a busy and delighted man on the 5th of June, and it is the general opinion that he was the means of influencing several votes on polling day.

p.3 In A Fix - It having been found out that Andrews, the man who left a sunken vessel in the middle of Picton harbour, is on board the Oswego Belle, running to Toronto, the necessary papers were made out last Saturday and sent up to be served upon him. If he fails to remove the vessel or give a bond that he will not hold those who undertake her removal responsible for any damage done, he will be brought to Picton under arrest. The vessel will then be removed and dredging proceeded with. Andrews was in Kingston last night.

Yachting - We hope the protest of the Kingston and Belleville yachtsmen against the change in the Royal Yacht Club rules, by which the second-class boats of this section are not only handicapped but ruled out, will receive more than a mere reading by the Toronto yachtsmen. The Intelligencer makes mention of the fact that the Belleville and Kingston yachts were built under the rules which have been altered by the R.C.Y.C., the members of which cannot hope for any co-operation from the boat-owners of Belleville and Kingston so long as they attempt what must be mildly designated as a palpable injustice.

Collision On the River - The steam yacht Farrington which sunk the Josephine at Clayton on Thursday, collided with the steam yacht Flora on Saturday night near Thousand Island Park. Both yachts were loaded with passengers. The Flora was beached to prevent her from sinking. The licenses of Capt. Woolidge, of the Farrington, Capt. Brush and Engineer Radway, of the Josephine, have been revoked by the Government.

The Flora was somewhat damaged by the accident, and began filling rapidly, but the pilot put on full head of steam and succeeded in landing safely on the dock the eighteen passengers that were on board. The last one had no sooner set foot on terra firma than the yacht went down. It was a very narrow escape from a far worse accident than the one of last week. The Captain of the Farrington claims that his signal was misunderstood, which caused the accident which, luckily, was a very slight one.

Welland Canal - Bound up - Schr. Wawanosh, Kingston, Toledo, light.

Wind Wafts - Princess Louise had a broken shaft.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 4, 1879