The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 May 1903

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Craig's wharf: steamers Cuba and Alexandria up.

The schooner Clara Youell is at Gananoque unloading coal.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes is loading feldspar for Sodus.

Garden Island: steamer India and consort from Toronto with timber.

The steamer Pierrepont will enter Davis' dry-dock for an overhauling.

Crawford's wharf: schooners Tradewind and Annandale cleared for Oswego.

Repairs to the steamer Brockville in Davis' drydock were completed today.

The steamer Clinton was yesterday hauled on the marine railway at Trenton for repairs.

The steamer India and consort Burmah are at Garden Island with timber from upper lake ports.

Mooer's elevator: steamer Myles from Toledo, with 42,000 bushels of corn for Richardson & Sons.

M.T. company elevator: schooner Sophia Luff cleared for Oswego; tug Glide up with three light barges.

Swift's wharf: steamers Corsican down and Spartan up, due today; schooner Suffel cleared for Oswego.

The government survey steamer Bayfield was at Crawford's wharf today, coaling. She is on her way up the lake.

The water in the Cardinal canal still remains at eleven feet on the mitre of the lock, which greatly interferes with navigation.

The steamer America will likely be ready for service by June 5th, when she will carry an excursion from river ports to Kingston for the circus. She is now being painted.

The 75,000 bushels of hot wheat, shipped from Chicago to Montreal, via Kingston, has been purchased by the Richardsons of this city. There were three barge loads. The wheat is being kiln dried here.

The steamer Toronto will leave Toronto Monday afternoon on her regular trips between that port and Prescott. She will touch here in the morning on her down trip and in the afternoon on her up trip. The steamer Kingston will not go into commission until June 15th.

Day's Episodes - Six schooners with sails full set, beating up the harbor in a bunch, presented a pretty spectacle along the water front this morning.

p.3 The Yacht Launched - Toronto, May 29th - Norman MacCrae's forty-footer Strathcona, which is to defend the Canada's cup against Orondequoit of the Rochester Yacht Club here in August, was successfully launched from Andrews' yards in Oakville yesterday, in the presence of a score of Royal Canadian yacht clubmen and their friends. Mrs. R.S. Smellie, sister of the owner, named the boat Strathcona, which promises speed and comfort in any weather, though she should show herself to best advantage in light winds. In the water she showed up remarkably well. Commodore Jarvis, who saw her launched and who will sail her in the big event expressed himself as completely satisfied with her in every way.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Donaconna cleared for Fort William

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 May 1903