The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jul 1905

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p.2 Had A Hand Hurt - Engineer Ashey, of the tug Frontenac, Calvin company fleet, jammed his left hand in the engine machinery on the way up the river this morning. The fingers were badly injured, and on arrival in port, Dr. Hanley dressed the wounds.


The schooner Queen of the Lakes cleared with feldspar from Richardsons' wharf for Oswego.

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

Craig's: steamers Alexandria and Waterlily down last night; government tug Shanly from Ottawa; yacht Phapamond from Alexandria Bay.

Shipping Wheat Back - The present Canadian wheat situation is puzzling all the wise heads in the business. In Winnipeg cash wheat is selling at from $1.13 to $1.13 1/2 per bushel, but it is claimed that there is very little changing hands at the figure, and that the price, which is about thirteen cents above the export basis, is purely speculative. For the first time in Canada's history it is a paying project to ship wheat from Kingston back to Fort William, and this is actually being done, the steamer Plummer now being on her way back with a cargo amounting to considerably upward of 100,000 bushels.


Anglin's Bay is Now a Fine Ship Harbor.

The dredge Nipissing has completed the work of dredging Anglin's Bay, where it has been operating for the past year. The bay has been dredged from shore to shore, and the former shallow places have been made fourteen feet deep. Steamers and other vessels can now move about there with perfect ease. The deepening of the bay is a great thing for the Davis Dry Dock company, the Rathbun company, the M.T. company and Anglin & Co. The old G.T.R. railway pier, which used to carry the old swing bridge, has been removed. The K. & P. company will build coal wharves on the inner side of the track so that two vessels can be unloaded at the same time. A great improvement has certainly been made in the bay, which constitutes quite a ship harbor for Kingston. The dredge Nipissing is still engaged here, and will do some work around Garden Island and Wolfe Island.

p.3 Purchased a Yacht - C.R. and Benjamin Webster have purchased the steamyacht Naiad, formerly owned by S.H. Wheeler, of Plainfield, N.J. who summers at Amherst Island. The yacht is 50' long and has a compound engine.

Picton, July 24th - The steamer Alexandria had on board when she left port for Quebec seventy through passengers. The sloop Gull cleared port today, having unloaded lumber for Lake & Killop. The schooner Madcap is unloading brick for the Metropolitan bank. The schooner W.G. Suffel is in port. The steamer Reindeer was on the "ways" last week receiving repairs to her wheel.

p.5 To Make A Presentation - Alexander Muir, on Saturday, will present the Kingston Yacht Club with a model of the famous "Prima Donna," which forty odd years ago represented the Limestone City in a race at Toronto.

The steamer Argyle had to put into Port Dalhousie last night owing to the storm. She reached Toronto this morning.

Ald. King At Fault - letter to editor from Thomas Donnelly, in which he blames Ald. King for the fact that Kingston was not prepared with a presentation when the Waterways Commission visited. (full column)

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jul 1905