The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jun 1902

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The yachting season in Kingston harbor promises to be a very good one this year. The usual trim fleet of local yachts has been increased by two or three new ones, that are said to be in the fast class. Ireland Bros. new sailing yacht has turned out to be a speedy goer, and it is confidently expected that she will give some of the old champions the race of their lives this summer.

The Norma has been shortened in her water lines, so that she can now enter the twenty-five foot class. Some good work is expected of her this season, too. There are a number of yachts of her size, and some very interesting races will probably be the result.

The races this year will be for the Bruce Carruthers' shield and the regular club contests. The first races will be sailed on coronation day, and the second two weeks later. There will probably be eight races this summer, and they are looked forward to with a great deal of pleasure.


Richardsons' elevator: schooner Erin and consort Danforth cleared for Fort William.

Craig's wharf: steamers Alexandria from Charlotte; Niagara from Alexandria Bay.

Swift's wharf: steamers Rideau King from Ottawa; Spartan from Montreal; Toronto down and up.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Bannockburn and consorts from Fort William with 175,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Arabian from Fort William with 40,000 bushels of wheat; tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with three laden barges.

p.6 A Schooner Ashore - The rear section of the schooner Minnewaska broke away this morning from the tugs Alert and Escort, and stranded on the island of Soussaints, near Cardinal this morning. The Minnewaska was one of a number of large schooners built at Lorraine, Wis., for the ocean trade. She was cut in two in order to get through canals, but seems to have become unmanageable while trying to run the rapids. The tugs Frontenac and Johnston, with wrecking apparatus, have gone to wreck a part of the steamer (sic) Minnewaska, ashore near Cardinal.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jun 1902