The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Aug 1901

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M.T. company elevator: tug Bronson from Montreal with five light barges.

Craig's wharf: steamer Melbourne, Montreal to Toledo; steamer Island Queen cleared for Picton this morning with a small party.

Swift's wharf: steamer Kingston from Toronto; North King from Charlotte; Rideau King from Ottawa; Spartan from Hamilton.

The weather on Tuesday night last was so severe that the steamer Kingston reached Charlotte two hours late on Wednesday morning. A number of cabin windows were smashed in and the captain said it was the worst storm that he has experienced in thirty years' life on steamer decks. At times the waves broke over the high deck of the vessel, and sheet after sheet of water was hurled as high as the pilot house. All of the passengers were sick.

Tomorrow the first of the series of yacht races for the Canada's cup will take place off Chicago, Cadillac, owned by a Detroit syndicate, being the defender, and Invader, owned by a Toronto syndicate, the challenger. The races will be five in number, the first, third and last over a triangular course of twenty-one knots, seven knots to a leg. The second and fourth races will be nine knots to windward or leeward and return. The start will be made half a mile out in the lake from the entrance to the harbor. The starts will be made at 1:30 p.m., and racing will be held every day, barring Sunday and windless days, until five races are sailed or until one boat has three victories. Cadillac's best time over the twenty-one knot course was 2:54:55, and over the eighteen knot course 2:29:32.

p.4 Anniversary of Disaster - burning of steamer Erie on August 9th, 1841, on Lake Erie.

p.5 Upset From A Skiff - at Goose Island, Fiddler's Elbow (near Ivy Lea).

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Aug 1901