The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1904

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p.2 Praise Given - To Kingston Yachtsmen Over Regatta - prizes presented (full column).


Craig's wharf: steamers Ocean up; Persia down.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Rutherford cleared for Oswego.

The schooner Voges cleared from the penitentiary wharf for Sodus.

The schooner Acacia cleared last night for Charlotte to load coal for Swift & Co.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes is unloading coal at the locomotive works wharf.

The steamer Jessie Bain is at Folger's wharf ready for inspection. She will be used as an emergency boat.

The steamer Rideau Queen was six hours late last night. The delay was caused by a breakage of her steam pipes.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston down and up; Caspian down and up; Corsican up tonight; Rideau Queen from Ottawa this morning.

The government steamer Arctic was here with a derrick scow bound for Nine Mile Point to take out the boiler of the fog-horn station and replace it with a new one.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Freeman cleared today for Picton to lay up until the fall season opens.



The new Wolfe Island ferry steamer Tom Fawcett, was due here this afternoon. It has been due many times, but the Bertram company has always disappointed the islanders, who are not likely to again go to Toronto for a vessel that could be built cheaper and more satisfactorily here, so marine men say. The Toronto inspector allows the steamer to carry only 175 passengers at present, until accommodation for more is provided. Probably the number will be raised to 250.

The steamer is by no means complete. Her shade deck has yet to be erected, gang planks made and painting finished. As yet, she has received only a rough coat of paint. Carpenters will be secured here and put aboard the boat to complete her construction and appointments. She is 120 feet long and seventeen feet beam.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1904