The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jul 1904

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p.2 Sale of the Vreda - yacht sold at Cobourg by Capt. A.G. Peuchen of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club.


Big Difference In The Carrying Capacity

How is it, asks a marine man, that there is such a difference between the inspection of boats by Canadian and United States officials. The latter, he says, seem to be very lax and negligent in their duty. There is no doubt but what Canadian inspection is more rigid, and that more care is exercised in examining a vessel. What puzzles the ordinary person is the difference in the carrying capacity allowed steamers at Kingston by Canadian and United States inspectors. For instance, the steamer America can carry 700 passengers between ports on the other side, while in Canadian waters she is allowed only 600. The same difference exists as to other steamers here. Who, asks the marine man, can explain this?


Craig's wharf: steamer Cuba, up this morning.

Capt. Dandy has charge of the steamer Jessie Bain.

The steamer New York has been fitted out with a complete new lot of life preservers.

The steamer Island Queen and Capt. Fitzgerald's yacht Ghost are moored in Hatter's Bay.

The steamer Jessie Bain will go on the Gananoque route. She was to have gone yesterday, but her inspection was not completed.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto, down and up; Corsican, up last night; Hamilton, down this afternoon; North King down and up.

The steamer Castanet, which took fire, has not yet been inspected by Canadian officials. On account of its running to Kingston it must get a Canadian certificate.

M.T. company wharf: tug Emerson, from Oswego, with two coal laden barges, and cleared back with two light; tug Thomson cleared down with two coal and two grain barges.

The schr. John Magee, the "Victory" of Portsmouth harbor, weighted anchor last evening for Big Sodus. She is commanded by Capt. Charles Beaupre. The villagers were on the long pier to give the old frigate a cheer.

The Wolfe Island new ferry steamer, Tom Fawcett, arrived from Toronto last night and proceeded to the island wharf. She gave satisfaction to the islanders. This morning the boat ran across to the city, landing at the foot of Clarence street. Her time-table will not be ready till Monday.

p.6 Decks To Be Painted - Castanet needs decks and engine room painted before U.S. marine inspectors will pass it.

Incidents of the Day - The steamyacht Winona of Clayton was at Swift's wharf this afternoon.

The large steel steamer Neepawa, of the McKay company, Hamilton, touched at Swift's wharf on her trip up from Montreal this afternoon.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jul 1904