The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Aug 1905

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The schooner Kalkins cleared from Soward's wharf for Oswego.

The schooner Metzner, from Sodus, with coal, is at the cotton mill wharf.

The schooner Marshall, from Charlotte with coal, is at the penitentiary wharf.

Craig's wharf: propellers Lake Michigan from Hamilton; Persia down this morning.

M.T. company wharf: tug Emerson and barge Melrose from Hamilton light, they cleared for Charlotte.

Swift's wharf: steamers Toronto down; Caspian from Charlotte; Rideau Queen from Ottawa tonight; Rideau King for Ottawa this morning; Belleville down this afternoon.

An investigation into the causes of the Argyle's accident will be personally conducted by Commander Spain, wreck commissioner of the dominion government, who will go to Oshawa for that purpose. When released the Argyle was taken to Whitby for preliminary repairs before proceeding to dry-dock at Kingston.

Was Not Inspected - M.R. Davis, government inspector of hulls, was asked this morning if he had inspected the gasoline launch "I'll See," which met with such a sensational mishap at Gananoque yesterday. He replied that he had not, and that the boat had no right to carry passengers. It should have been seized at Gananoque but probably the customs officer had not noticed its departure. It would have been seized here. The marine department will likely act in the matter.

Incidents of the Day - In extenuation of the Argyle's conduct, it is pointed out that ships and sailors alike have a happy faculty of finding the nearest bar, no matter how thick the fog is.

Clayton, N.Y. Yacht Club - election of officers and other business.

p.3 Clayton's Future - C.G. Emery may open granite quarries at Picton (or Roblin's) Island, south east of Grindstone Island; will need docking facilities.

p.4 The Soo Jubilee - Soo canal opened 50 years ago by Michigan; transferred to United States government in 1870; last year 27,000,000 tons went through American canal and 5,000,000 tons through Canadian side.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Pierrepont is on the Cape Vincent route for the balance of this week.

The steamer New York had a trial trip over the harbor this afternoon, and ran quite smoothly. She is conceded to be one of the handsomest vessels above the waterline that ply the river.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Aug 1905