The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jul 1904

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p.2 The Yacht Races - L.Y.R.A. racing - details (2 1/2 columns).


Craig's wharf: steamers Niagara and Waterlily down yesterday.

The schooner Voges from Oswego with coal is at the penitentiary wharf.

The steambarge Westport took a cargo of grain and coal to Smith's Falls.

The steamyacht "Where Now" brought up an excursion from Alexandria Bay today.

Yesterday, the first Monday trip by the R. & O.N. company's large steamers was made, the Toronto coming down.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto down and up; yesterday, Kingston down and up today; Caspian down and up; Hamilton up tonight; Rideau King from Ottawa tonight.

The steamer New York struck the wharf at Fine View on Sunday, knocking a hole in one of her planks. The ballast was transferred to the opposite side of the boat and the hole was temporarily repaired, after which the steamer proceeded on its trip down the river.

M.T. company elevator: S.S. Rosemount and consort Minnedosa from Fort William, with 135,000 bushels of wheat and cleared back via Huron and Toledo; tug Emerson and barge Dunmore cleared for Charlotte; steamer Bothnia and barge cleared for Oswego.

The steamer New Island Wanderer had a brush down the river with the steamer Kingston. The latter allowed the United States boats to sail alongside of her up to Clayton. However, the Kingston is a nineteen mile an hour boat and only shows her speed when out of the river.

Yesterday, Davis & Sons shipped to O. Sorby, Guelph, a steamyacht forty-five feet long by six and one half feet beam. She is built to run eighteen miles an hour, and has proved that she can run at least seventeen in two trial trips. The yacht ran down the harbor a mile and a quarter alongside the steamer Kingston on Friday, and went clean away from the steamer North King.

The Castanet Fire - caused by broken stay bolt in boiler.

p.3 Canada Cup Challenge - the Rochester club not expecting any challengers this year.

p.4 Merry Steamboat War - at Thousand Island Park the tickets of the various companies are handled by one agent; the advertising agents are quarrelling

Made Grants - minister of finance supplementaries include $600,000 for a new elevator and harbor improvements at Port Colborne.

Another River War - Thousand Island Steamboat company (Folgers) suing Visgars to recover $775 for use of docks at Fine View and Alexandria Bay. [Watertown Times]

p.6 The Yacht Races Today - the 20, 30 and 35 foot classes.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jul 1904