The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Sep 1894

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p.1 Norma Again Wins - The second attempt to sail a twelve knot windward and leeward course within a four hour time limit was successful on Thursday in Toronto. A start was made at 10:30 a.m., with a light to moderate breeze from the eastward, but not enough of it for Vedette. The finish was timed: Norma, 2:23:30 hrs.; Vedette, 2:37:15 hours. This gives Norma the race by the handsome margin of fourteen minutes and fifteen seconds, and her owner, Mr. Strange, is to be congratulated on his success. The result will probably decide the question of a new rig for Vedette and next year she will come out cutter-rigged and with an increased spread. The Norma races in Toronto again tomorrow.


The schr. Fabiola is in from Oswego with a cargo of coal.

The prop. Acadia on her way up from Montreal called here last night.

The tug Walker cleared for Montreal this morning with five loaded barges of grain.

The schr. Julia was released and placed in the dry-dock for repairs yesterday.

The str. Glengarry with barges Minnedosa and Kildonan, arrived last night, with 125,000 bushels of grain from Fort William.

The prop. Glengarry is in the government dry-dock having stern bearings repaired. She will probably get away again on Saturday.

Capt. Staley's son, of the schr. Winnipeg, has finished a very good painting of the S.S. Bannockburn, which he framed and gave the company.

Arrivals at Garden Island, Sept. 13th - schr. S.H. Dunn, Toledo, timber. Departures: str. Reginald, Ogdensburg, barges; schr. S.H. Dunn, Toledo, light.

The sailing yacht Onward, over from Charlotte with a party of gentlemen, members of the Rochester yacht club, ran on a shoal near the tower on approaching Swift's dock. The tug Lily pulled her off. She was not damaged. The party goes down the Rideau for a trip.

Richardson & Sons received a telegram from the captain of the steambarge Enterprise, yesterday afternoon, to the effect that the steamer had run on a shoal at North Point, Thunder Bay, off Alpena, Lake Huron. The Enterprise has a load of grain for Richardson & Sons. Her cargo consists of 27,178 bushels of wheat. She comes from Fort William. The captain wires that he will try and save some of the cargo, so that she must be in pretty bad shape. The cargo is insured. The Enterprise is owned by Mr. Irwin, dry-dock owner at Port Dalhousie. It is said she was not insured. Vessels have been having bad weather on the upper lakes recently.

Harbor Master's Services.

A communication received by the city clerk from the department of the deputy minister of marine reads: "I have to inform you that Mr. McCammon, harbor master at Kingston, has furnished the department of marine and fisheries with an account amounting to $50 for two years' service superintending the buoy service in Kingston harbor. I have to inform you that what service Mr. McCammon has rendered in superintending the buoys is in the interest of the harbor of Kingston. The buoy service in Montreal, Quebec, Halifax, St. John, and other parts in the dominion is superintended by harbor masters who are under the control of harbor commissioners or city corporations, and are not paid by the department of marine and fisheries. The department is aware that Mr. McCammon has rendered some service in connection with the buoy service under contract with Mr. Booth and considers that as this service was rendered in the interest of vessels arriving and clearing at Kingston, that the corporation of the city of Kingston should consider whether Mr. McCammon is entitled to the remuneration for which he has applied. I have to request you to be good enough to make arrangement for the harbor master to oversee the buoy service performed by Mr. Booth in future."

Calvin's Craft Ashore - During a fog this morning the steamer D.D. Calvin, of Garden Island, went ashore at Point Petre lighthouse. Two barges which she had in tow are adrift. The wind is very light, blowing west by southwest. A tug and lighter were wired for to Kingston. Steamer Calvin will, no doubt, be released without much damage.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Sep 1894