The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jul 1902

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Crawford's wharf: schooner Acacia cleared for Charlotte.

The steamer Pierrepont took the Cape Vincent trip this morning.

Swift's wharf on Sunday: steamers Kingston, North King and Corsican; this morning the steamer Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Erin and consort Danforth arrived from Fort William with wheat, and cleared for Toronto after discharging.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Glengarry cleared for Montreal with her wheat cargo. Her consort, the Minnedosa, is being loaded with steel rails here.

Craig's wharf on Sunday: steamers Persia from Montreal; Ocean from Toronto; Melbourne from Toledo. The steamer Alexandria arrives tonight from Olcott, N.Y.

The work of constructing a sister ship of the new Montreal belonging to the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company, will be commenced this fall at the Bertram iron works, of Toronto.

The steamer Corsican, en route from Hamilton to Kingston, collided with the waggon bridge above Belleville on Sunday morning. Her new steam steering gear gave out, and she struck the span in the centre, knocking it into the river. The Corsican fortunately sustained no damage.

Saturday's Yacht Races - Two Kingston yacht club races were held on Saturday afternoon, for first and second class yachts. In the former, there were but two starters, Verona and Kestrel. The course was twelve miles and triangular and there was a good breeze. It was a close contest, the Verona winning by about a minute.

In the second class race were the Cock Robin, Tespi and Harmony. After sailing two hundred yards the Cock Robin's spar broke, putting that yacht out of the race. Tespi won, distancing the Harmony.

The race will have to be sailed over again, as the Verona and Cock Robin were the only boats that crossed the line. The former fouled the starting buoy, and the latter broke her spar in getting away. She rigged up a temporary stick, and got over the course.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jul 1902