The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jun 1905

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p.1 To Have A New Steamer - Hamilton, June 12th - George Hope, president, and William Hyslop, director of the Turbine Steamship company, are at Newcastle-on-Tyne negotiating for another boat for the Hamilton-Toronto business. It is understood that the vessel will be of a speed of eighteen miles an hour, and will be put in commission in the fall, and spring, the Turbinia being reserved for summer business.


Detroit, June 12th - A Duluth despatch says: Capt. Price, of the steamer Crescent City, discovered, about fifteen miles west of Whitefish Point, Lake Superior, the floating deck and cabin of a steamer. The deck was painted blue and the cabin window blinds were pink. The captain could find no name. It is thought that the wreckage may be from the steamer Bannockburn, of Kingston, Ont., which disappeared in Lake Superior in November, 1902.



At Craig's wharf: steamers Persia up and Lake Michigan down were due today.

The schooner Charlie Marshall is here from Sodus with coal for the hosiery mill.

The schooner Bertie Kalkins, (Capt. Shaw), from Charlotte, is unloading coal at the asylum wharf.

At Swift's wharf: steamers North King and Kingston, down and up yesterday; Rideau King to Ottawa this morning; Picton down and Belleville up.

Owing to the heavy fog on the river the steamer Kingston was unable to make her trip down the river yesterday, her passengers being sent on down by train. The North King was also forced to cancel the river trip as she did not arrive until late in the afternoon.

Incidents of the Day - The work of laying the waterworks' pipe at North Bay was completed on Saturday. John Donnelly, of this city, superintended the work, for which the Donnelly company had the contract.

Personal Mention - Capt. Thomas Donnelly is in Oshawa regarding the contract for laying a waterworks' pipe.

Captain Andrew Dunlop.

Town and Country, of the current issue, contains a splendid cut of Capt. Andrew Dunlap (sic - Dunlop), this city, together with this complimentary write-up:

"Thousands of Americans and others, who have made the delightful trip down the St. Lawrence River through the Thousand Islands, and on to Montreal, on the steamers of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company, are personally acquainted with Capt. Andrew Dunlap, commander of the steamer Prescott, which runs to Montreal. With the opening of the present season, Capt. Dunlap completes forty years of continuous service on this line. While a careful officer he also looks well after the comfort of his passengers and is, therefore, very popular with tourists."


A Historic Photograph.

[Brockville Recorder]

On exhibition in the Recorder window is a framed portrait which Engineer Jento unearthed while going through his late father's relics. It is a photo of the steamer Kingston, taken the day after she was burned and beached at the foot of Grenadier Island, June 11th, 1872, thirty-three years ago. Close by the steamer Bruce, owned by the late Capt. Jento, can be plainly seen with a party of excursionists. She returned with two or three dead bodies from the ill-fated steamer. The Kingston was immediately rebuilt and renamed the Bavarian, and less than five years later was burned again a short distance from Bowmanville. Again she was rebuilt, named the Algerian, and last spring the name was changed to Cornwall. The photo is an interesting one.

p.5 Canada's Cup Challenger - Oakville, June 12th - Mr. Nicholas' Canada's cup challenger Temiraire was launched, Saturday, from Capt. James Andrews' shipyard amid great jubilation, and in the presence of a large number of Mr. Nicholas' friends. The Temiraire is a beautiful model, and ought to give a good report in any kind of weather.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Jun 1905