The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Aug 1900

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p.2 A Serious Case - In speaking at the electrical banquet last night Capt. Thomas Donnelly said that he had met with a strange and serious case in his inspection for the Lloyds, and he doubted if anybody could mention another like it. In inspecting a steamboat a week or so ago he found that it was lighted by acetylene gas. This was contrary not only to Canadian marine laws, but to all reason. Acetylene gas can only be used in a dry and cool place, and such an atmosphere is not found on a steamboat.



The schooner Eliza White clears tonight for Sodus.

The tug Active arrived from Montreal with four light barges.

The steamer Cuba, from Montreal, called at Craig's wharf this morning.

The steamer Unique did not run an excursion to Ogdensburg this morning.

The schooner Acacia arrived from Oswego this morning with coal for Crawford & Co.

At Swift's wharf: Steamers Toronto, on down and up trips; Algerian from Toronto; James Swift from Ottawa.

The tug Thomson arrived this morning from Montreal with two light barges, and cleared for Charlotte with three barges to load coal.

The Donnelly Wrecking company, Kingston, will raise the schooner Volunteer, sunk at Belleville. The efforts of the Belleville men proved unsuccessful.

The steamer New York had 250 excursionists to Ogdensburg this morning, and the weather was perhaps the finest experienced for any of these trips this summer.

The M.T. company barge Bella came out of the government dry-dock this morning after receiving repairs. The barge Detroit was taken off the M.T. company marine railway to-day.

p.6 Minota Has Been Named - Toronto, Aug. 31st - The selection of the R.C.Y.C.'s challenger for the Fisher cup has been made, and the Minota will attempt to win back the trophy in a series of races with the Genesee of the Rochester yacht club. Aemilius Jarvis will be the yacht's skipper.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Aug 1900