The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Nov 1891

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The str. Rideau Belle arrived from the canal yesterday afternoon, and will go into winter quarters. Capt. Noonan reports a profitable season.

This morning a heavy sea rolled in the harbor and it was with great difficulty the str. Pierrepont did the ferry work. She made very slow progress and seemed to stop when large waves broke on her bow.

All schooners sheltering in the harbor have two anchors lowered. Old mariners say the gale, this morning, was one of the strongest ever experienced in years and fears are entertained for vessels on the lakes.

The schr. J.B. Stone, with both anchors weighed, drifted from the Murney tower down to the M.T. Co.'s dock, this morning. The tug Olevia Gordon caught the vessel just in time to save her from being dashed against the wharf.

Clearances: barge William, Montreal, 10,000 bush. buckwheat and 5,000 bush. peas; tug Antelope, Morrisburg, two barges, stone; schr. Fleet Wing, Oswego, peas and barley; prop. Shickluna, Fairhaven, light, to load coal for Toronto.

The prop. Persia, from Montreal, arrived in port this morning, twenty-four hours behind time. She ran aground at the head of the Morrisburg canal at five o'clock, yesterday morning. A dredge was engaged and after ten hours hard work she was liberated.

Arrivals: schr. Maggie L., Gananoque, 3,000 bush. peas; schr. Peruvia, Washburn, 2,500 bush. barley; schr. John McBride, Gananoque, 1,500 bush. buckwheat; str. Khartoum, Hay Bay, buckwheat; schr. Julia, Oswego, coal; tug Edmond and barges Columbia and Mary Bedford, Ogdensburg; tug Walker and barge Maggie, Charlotte, coal.

General Paragraphs - The steamyacht Orient will be renovated this winter.

The steamyacht Ingomar is undergoing repairs at Davis' dry dock.

The tug Thistle will be dry docked at Davis' and her hull caulked.

The Rideau Belle arrived at Swift's dock about four o'clock yesterday afternoon heavily loaded with grain and merchandise. This little steamer, after a successful season, will be stored away for the winter at Anglin's dock. Capt. Noonan, the proprietor of the Belle, claims that this has been such a successful season that he intends building a much larger steamer this winter which will be more suitable than the present one for the Rideau canal.

Nearly Ready For Use - There is plenty of business ahead at the new dry dock. Mr. Murdock says there are ten applications from vessel owners who want to get their vessels repaired. Next spring the steamers Cibola, Chicora and Campana will be docked for examination. The dock will be ready for service in a few days.


Yachtsmen In Session.

Oswego, Nov. 16th - The annual meeting of the Lake Ontario Yachting Association was held here Saturday at the Doolittle House. Commodore Boswell, C.A.B. Brown, Aemilius Jarvis and George E. Evans represented the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Toronto. The Queen City Club of Toronto was not represented. The schedule adopted is as follows:

Belleville, July 15th.

Oswego, July 18th.

Rochester, July 21st.

Hamilton, July 25th.

Toronto, July 27th and 28th.

Rochester was selected as the place for holding the next annual meeting of the association.

These officers were elected: President, Mr. Cartwright; vice-president, W.H. Biggar; secretary and treasurer, George E. Evans.

In the evening the delegates were banqueted at City Club, the Oswego yachtsmen being their entertainers. Speeches were made by several of the members.

The Queen's Cup will be raced for next season by boats 30 foot class. This has given an impetus to the building of yachts of that class.

The new Executive Committee consists of W.B. Phelps, jr., of the Oswego club, J.C. Allan of the Queen City Club and J.F. Monck of the Royal Hamilton Club.

Delegates from Toronto stated that the prospects were that more interest would attach the clubs from Canada next season than ever before. Several new yachts will be built to compete in the association regattas next July.

Norman B. Dick of Toronto, owner of the Verve, has had designes for a new 40 foot yacht prepared by William Fife, jr. With this boat Mr. Dick intends to try conclusions with Allen Ames' Yama. Mr. Fife will also build a 30 foot yacht for F.M. Gray of Toronto.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Nov 1891