The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Aug 1903

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p.1 A New Skipper - for the American challenger for Canada cup races at Toronto - the yacht Irondequoit.

p.2 Day's Episodes - Architect Jameson, constructor of the Montreal Transportation and Richardson elevators, is here superintending the addition of shovels to the machinery of both buildings.


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

The steamer America had 500 people on her fortnightly excursions among the islands. She is looked upon as one of the most popular boats on the river.

The steamer Algerian is expected in port tonight, on her way west from Montreal, taking the place of steamer Hamilton, now in dry dock in Montreal.

The steamer St. Lawrence had a very large excursion from New York state points to the islands yesterday. It was a busy day among the islands. The steamer New York also carried a large excursion from Alexandria Bay to Ogdensburg.

While the R. & O. steamer Kingston was proceeding on her way up through the Thousand Islands on Sunday one of the swift pleasure yachts cut her bow very sharply. This is a common occurrence on the river, and sooner or later a serious accident will result if reckless captains of small craft do not stop the practice.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Acacia, from Charlotte, is at Garden Island discharging coal for the Calvin company.

The schooner Collier, from Charlotte, coal laden, reached port this afternoon, her cargo assigned to Folger Bros.

p.6 Gone To The Rescue - Last evening the Donnelly Wrecking and Salvage company sent a couple of steam pumps and diving outfit to Cornwall on the steamer Alexandria, to the rescue of the steamer J.S. Parsons, loaded with coal from Oswego to Montreal, and which struck a hidden obstruction and sunk. John Donnelly has gone down to take charge of the operations.

Irondequoit - took the race at Toronto today - details.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Aug 1903