The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Aug 1901

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Booth's Wharf - Schooner Falconer from Sodus with coal.

The sloop Raven cleared from Rathbun's with shingles for Westport.

The M.T. company's barge Jennie is in Davis' dry dock for repairs.

Crawford's wharf: schooners Tradewind from Oswego with coal; Acacia cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Chieftain left Garden Island on Saturday with a raft of timber for Quebec.

The tug Bronson yesterday brought a government dredge from Presqu'Isle, en route to Three Rivers.

The steamer Thyra, of Belleville, in Davis' dry dock receiving a new shaft, left for the bay city on Saturday.

Swift's wharf on Sunday: steamer Kingston from Toronto; North King from Charlotte; this morning steamer Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa; and steamer Corsican for Dickinson's Landing.

Craig's wharf on Sunday: steamers Ocean from Toronto; Persia from Montreal; Cuba from Toledo; this morning steamers Varuna and Ella Ross, Thousand Island Park to Trenton; steambarge Owen from Fairhaven with coal.

M.T. company elevator: tug Thomson cleared for Charlotte with three light barges; tug Bronson cleared for Montreal with a dredge and two laden barges; steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa arrived from Fort William with 90,000 bushels of wheat.

Capt. A.R. Hinckley, brother of Capt. Hinckley, Montreal street, is fitting out a new freight steamer at Cape Vincent, N.Y. He formerly owned the steamers Alberta and Nichols, which he some time ago disposed of. He was in the city on Saturday on business connected with his new craft.

The remains of the steamer Hero arrived from Deseronto yesterday, in tow of the steamer Armenia, and occupies a berth in the slip between Craig's and the locomotive wharves. The hull is in fairly good condition, as also is the machinery, while the wheels are as good as new. The hulk is worth between $3,000 and $4,000, and will likely be rebuilt by somebody.

p.6 The Invader Won - the second of the series of five races for the international yachting championship of the great lakes.

Story of Canada's Cup - This year's contest is the third sailed for the Canada cup. The first took place at Toledo, Ohio, in the year 1896, when the cup was won in two out of three races by the Canadian boat Canada, from which the trophy takes its name. She beat the yacht Vencedor (owned by the Chicago yacht club, and named after a cigar), in the first two races by 22 m. 44s. and 22s. winning three races out of five. The cup was donated by the people of Toledo, with the understanding that it was to be named after the first yacht winning it. The donors at the time of the gift of the cup added in the deeds of gift that it should be a challenge cup, the races to be practically the same as the first, except that the size of the yachts might be changed if the competing clubs should see fit.

The second race was sailed in 1899, when the Chicago club challenged for the cup. The Genesee was chosen as the defender (sic), and the Beaver, designed by Payne, and representing the Royal Canadian yacht club, was the defender. The American boat won, defeating the Beaver in three straight races by 1m. 22s., 39s. and 10m. 47s.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Aug 1901