The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jun 1901

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Defeats Tashmoo In 100 Mile Lake Contest.

Cleveland, Ohio, June 5th - The hundred mile race from Cleveland to Erie yesterday between the Cleveland passenger steamer City of Erie, owned by the Cleveland and Buffalo transit company, and the Tashmoo, Detroit's crack passenger boat, owned by the White Star company, was in many respects the most noteworthy race ever sailed on fresh water. The Erie covered the distance in four hours, nineteen minutes and nine seconds, passing the stake boat at Erie, forty-five seconds ahead of the Tashmoo, beating the latter by forty-five seconds elapsed time. It was pronounced by old vesselmen to be the prettiest race ever witnessed.

p.2 Sporting Notes - The yacht Detroit, intended for the Canada cup trial races, was launched at Detroit on Monday. She is twenty-six feet on the water line, eleven foot beam and will draw fifteen inches of water.

Incidents of the Day - The general manager of the R. & O. navigation company has invited the council to take a trip on the steamer Kingston to Prescott on June 17th. The company will dine the members and on the return trip to the city it is proposed to present the colors, given by the city, in the presence of hundreds of citizens.



Craig's wharf: steamer Persia from Toronto.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind from Oswego with coal.

M.T. company elevator: schooner Jamieson from Pickering with 10,000 bushels of barley.

Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton from Hamilton; tug Thomson with coal-laden barge from Oswego.

Capt. Randalls intends selling the tug Maggie May, and will take charge of the steambarge John Milne, which he purchased last fall.

The steambarges Kenirving from Oswego, and John Milne from Fairhaven, coal-laden, to Smith's Falls, passed this port early this morning.

Richardsons' elevator: tug Maggie May and barge from Napanee; schooner Ballou from bay ports; schooner Queen of the Lakes from Pelee Island with corn.

The steamer Aletha was in port for a short time last evening, and left again for Morrisburg, from which port she was today carrying a large excursion to Summerset Island.

The schooner Ballou lost her mainsail during a squall, near Deseronto, yesterday afternoon. The tug Maggie May towed her from the Brothers to Richardsons' elevator this morning.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jun 1901