The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jun 1902

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Crawford's wharf: steambarge John Milne, Smith's Falls to Charlotte, called.

The steamer Parthia loaded withs at the G.T.R. wharf for Garden Island today.

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

M.T. company elevator: tug Hall from Montreal with one barge; steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa, from Fort William, with 93,000 bushels of wheat.

Experiencing Great Difficulty - The Calvin company's wreckers working at the wreck of the rear portion of the schooner Minnewaska, near Cardinal, are experiencing great difficulty in proceeding with their work. The current at that point is very swift, carrying away everything that is not securely lashed to the shore. Heavy wire cables are being obtained from Montreal to use in the wrecking operations.



Without doubt the largest houseboat ever built on the St. Lawrence has just been completed by contractor A.A. Leyare for William M. Carpenter, a prominent business man from the metropolis. Mr. Carpenter has named his new house boat Lysander, after one of the members of the party which will arrive about June 17th, and spend the remainder of the season cruising between Kingston and Ogdensburg, making occasional fishing trips to the Rideau lakes. The construction of the Lysander was begun March 17th, and it is expected the boat will be completed shortly. This house boat is eighty-three feet long with a twenty foot beam, having a six foot hold, eight foot promenade deck and seven foot main deck, making a combined height of twenty-one feet from the water line to the roof of the promenade deck. The hull and exterior are built of spruce and the interior is finished in pine. There is a main saloon twelve by eighteen, a general suite consisting of two large state rooms and other berths and state rooms for the remaining members of the party. At the aft is a large dining room fourteen by twenty feet. The gallery on the stern of the boat is fitted with all modern conveniences, and would be a joy to any good house wife. The wood work is handsomely finished with white and silver, while many of the exterior decorations will be of gold leaf. The Lysander will be lighted throughout with electric lights, 150 of which are to be placed on the promenade deck. This deck will be surrounded by shade and storm curtains in such a manner that it will form a floating roof garden eighty-three feet long and twenty feet wide. When the boat is anchored in some sheltered bay the rays of these lights will give it the appearance of a cozy retreat, which seems to be defying the rays of Saturn itself.

The boat will be heated throughout with steam, in order that the party may cruise until late in the fall if they so desire. The Lysander will be towed from place to place by the steamyacht Nettie, owned by Capt. Smith, of Oak Point. Capt. Capron, formerly captain of the steam yacht Vesta, will have charge of the boat, and expects to make Oswego his winter quarters, leaving here late in the fall.

p.5 Incidents Of The Day - The steamer Chiefain and raft left today for Quebec.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jun 1902