The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Aug 1901

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p.1 To Carry Freight Over Lakes - a new company to be known as the National transportation company; contracts made to have steamers of 27,000 tons capacity built.

Cause of the Trouble - Cadillac in wrong position at start and was disqualified, in races for Canada Cup.



Craig's wharf: steamer Persia from Toronto.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind cleared for Oswego.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson from Charlotte with three coal-laden barges. The schooner Augustus will return to Garden Island tonight from Ogdensburg, where she unloaded a cargo of lumber.

Swifts's wharf: steamers Kingston from Toronto; North King from Charlotte; Hamilton from Hamilton; Rideau Queen from Ottawa; tug Rival and dredge, Quebec to Collins Bay.

p.5 Death of Capt. Bates - Citizens will learn with deep regret of the death of Capt. Daniel Bates, which sad event occurred on Tuesday evening. The deceased had been ailing for at least a couple of months, due, it is thought, to worry. In fact he was more or less in a delicate condition of health since the loss of his vessel, the Fabiola, last autumn. The late Capt. Bates was one of the best known mariners, having commanded some of the well known lake going craft. In his time he owned the schooners Folger, Fabiola, Viola Bennett, and held interests in several other craft. He commanded the steam barge King Ben for several seasons and for many years was engaged in carrying lumber from Michigan points to the east. He was twice married and is survived by four daughters and two sons. The deceased was born at Port Dalhousie and was aged fifty years.

p.6 Wind Very Light - Outwitted by Canadian Skipper - more on Cadillac and Invader yacht race at Chicago.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Aug 1901