The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1905

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Craig's: steamer Wherenow from Thousand Island Park; steamer Castanet from Alexandria Bay; propeller Cuba up; yacht Calumet from New York.

Swift's: steamer Kingston down; steamer North King from Charlotte; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa last night; steamer Picton up last night; steamer Hamilton down tonight.

Mariners are wondering why the report of the board, who investigated the steamer Scout buoy explosion, has not been made public. It would be of interest. It's a wonder someone didn't call for it before parliament adjourned.

Inspector Davis is home from Smith's Falls. When asked about the steamers he tied up, he stated that they had all been carrying too many passengers. A stop had to be put to such a violation of the law, because it was a dangerous practice. The people of Smith's Falls approved his action and wanted to see the boat owners brought to time. Two of the boats were released by the deputy minister of marine as they had urgent engagements, but their release was allowed pending the receipt by the department of his official report on the matter. Inspector Davis said that the owners would no doubt be heavily fined.

p.3 Wandering In West - boat builder Henry E. Francis, Jr., who made boats for two years at Alexandria Bay, now insane and wandering out west.

Bump Can Stand It - Duane C. Bump, deputy collector from Oswego, visited Collector Roth at Rochester, and says that he and Capt. Simmons of the schooner Acacia are still friends.

p.5 Yacht Designed by Fife - Toronto, July 28th - Will Fife, of Fairlie, Scotland, designed Nicholls' yacht Temeraire, challenger for Canada's Cup, will be aboard during races off Charlotte.

p.6 Leased The Navajo - The steambarge Navajo came out of the government dry dock today after being caulked. It has been leased by the R. & O. Navigation company to carry surplus freight between Kingston and Montreal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1905