The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jun 1903

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p.1 The Canada's cup challenger, Strathcona, had several trials against Mr. McLeod's Gloria during last week, and while she did not yet succeed in defeating the larger craft, has made a very creditable showing. She has been handicapped by new unstretched canvas.



The schooner Clara Youell arrived from Oswego with coal for W. Drury.

Richardsons' wharf: steambarge King Ben from Montreal with a general cargo.

Craig's wharf: steamers Persia up; Ocean and Cuba down; Alexandria down this evening.

M.T. company elevator: tug Hall cleared with three grain-laden barges for Montreal; steamer Algonquin cleared up.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston and North King down on Sunday; Rideau King cleared this morning for Ottawa.

The steamyacht Madge, of Belleville, is at Richardsons' wharf. It was purchased by the Messrs. Richardson for use at their mines in Bedford.

The steamer Rideau Queen cleared at noon for Clayton, where a large party from New York was to board her for a trip down the St. Lawrence to Montreal, up the Ottawa to Ottawa, and through the Rideau to Kingston, the same route followed by the Detroit party last week.

p.5 Verona First - results of Saturday's yacht races at the Kingston Yacht Club; Cock Robin, Winona, Geisha, Thelma, Harmony, Kestrel mentioned.

Eleven Plates Dinged - The employees of the Kingston foundry are working night and day to complete the repairs to the big grain steamer Turret Crown. She was damaged more than was at first thought. Seven or twelve of her steel plates were badly dinged.

p.6 Insurance Settled - The insurance on the steamer Empire State, partially destroyed by fire on the night of the 5th, has been settled. The Thousand Island Steamboat company will receive about $20,000 for the loss sustained.

World Tidings - During a fog the steamer St. Joseph light from Toronto to Oswego, ran ashore on Sunday on Ford's Shoals. The steamer was rescued without damage.

The new steamer W.D. Matthews was successfully launched at Collingwood on Saturday.

Incidents of the Day - Garden Island: steamer India and consort Burmah arrived from Sault Ste. Marie with timber.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jun 1903