The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jul 1905

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p.2 Scheme Approved - by Kingston Yacht Club Association - for new club house; new directors chosen at annual meeting.


Regarding the liability of every steamboat to have a certificate of inspection, article 39 of the steamboat inspection act says:

Each chief officer of customs shall demand of the owner or master of every steamboat entered, cleared or otherwise officially dealt with by such officer, the production of the certificate of inspection of such steamboat and of the receipt for the payment of the rate or duty or fee imposed by this act, in respect of such steamboat; and if such certificate and receipt are not so produced, then such chief officer shall seize and detain the said steamboat until the same are produced and exhibited, and until any penalty incurred and lawfully imposed on such steamboat under the provisions of this act has been paid in full with costs.

Any chief officer of customs or other person thereunto directed in writing by the minister may seize or detain any steamboat or vessel running in violation of any of the provisions of this act or of any order-in-council made under it; and any such steamboat or vessel, so seized or detained, shall be deemed to be the property of his majesty until released by the minister; and every person who knowingly removes, or causes to be removed or is a party to removing, any steamboat or vessel so seized or detained shall be liable to a penalty of not more than five hundred dollars and not less than fifty dollars, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months.

Movements of Vessels.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind cleared for Charlotte.

Craig's: steamer Alexandria down last night; steamer Waterlily down last night; steamer Lake Michigan up last night.

M.T. company wharf: tug Emerson from Charlotte with two coal-laden barges; Thomson down with two grain-laden barges.

Swift's: steamers Toronto down; steamer Caspian from Charlotte; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa tonight; steamer Hamilton up tonight.

A local vessel which has been running this season without complying with the inspection law, will be tied up on its return here.

p.4 Picton, July 10th - Paul Finlay McCuaig, 87, died at Picton; spent the early part of his life in Kingston, where he carried on a forwarding business, running a line of barges between Kingston and Montreal;

The steamer Alexandria had seventy-five through passengers to Quebec today. The steamers Niagara and Aletha are each trying to run each other out of business on the Belleville-Picton Saturday excursions. Both boats had slim crowds Saturday. The sloop Madcap is unloading lumber at Lake & Killop's wharf. At Hepburn's wharf: the Waterlily cleared for Montreal; steamer Lloyd S. Porter with coal; schooner Clara is unloading coal for Hughes.



What Hon. Mr. Harty Purposes Doing.

Ottawa, July 11th - "I am waiting for the papers and thought they would be here by now," said Hon. William Harty at two o'clock this afternoon. "I shall then lay them before Sir Richard Cartwright, minister of commerce, and an able representative of the Limestone City, and the Charlotte flag incident will be gone into fully. He will know best what to do about the matter.

"Capt. Simmons is a frank, open-hearted seaman and the last man who would insult anyone. The only mistake he made was in lowering that flag. He should have sailed away and said when he reached Kingston: "I have come back without clearance papers, but I did it in order to defend the Union Jack."

The feeling here is that once the formal papers reach the government's hands, there will be plenty of trouble ahead for Mr. Bump.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Pierrepont's repairs after her accident on Friday night, have been completed, and she will take the Cape Vincent route tomorrow in place of the steamer America which goes to Belleville.

Four boats have been provided, this week, to carry the visitors to Kingston, from Thousand Island points. This is the first time that such ample accommodations have been arranged for this trip. The boats scheduled to make this trip are the America, the Castenet, the Idler and the Where Now.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jul 1905