The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Aug 1905

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The M.T. company tug Bronson cleared down light.

Schooner Clara Youell at water works wharf with coal.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes is loading feldspar at Richardsons' wharf.

Swift's wharf: steamer Kingston down; steamer Rideau Queen for Ottawa; steamer Aletha down.

Craig's wharf: propeller Persia up yesterday morning; steamer Niagara down and up; steamer Varuna down and up.


On Saturday at Charlotte, N.Y., in the first race in the Canada Cup series the Iroquois proved the better boat and won the first race over the triangular course by two minutes forty seconds. During the afternoon the wind dropped till the lightest airs fanned the sails of the racing machines. The race began at 11:01 a.m., and finished at 3:45 p.m. The course was triangular, three miles to the leg, twice around. Iroquois began to lead almost from the start and at the first half of the course led the Canadian boat by one minute and thirty five seconds.

p.5 Seek His Dismissal - A private investigation into charges preferred against Hull Inspector Davis, by H.S. Folger, was conducted on Saturday afternoon by E. Adams, chairman of the board of steamboat inspectors. The evidence will be submitted to the minister of marine. The friends of the inspector demand a public investigation, should an attempt be made to displace him.

p.6 Canadian Boat Won - Rochester, N.Y., Aug. 14th - The challenger Temeraire kept the lead, which she gained at the start, crossing the line at 1:30 p.m. The Canadian boat won the race.

Some Details - The start was made at eleven o'clock. The Iroquois went over the line three seconds ahead of the challenger. At 11:07 the Iroquois came about and it was seen that the Temeraire was in the lead. From thence on the Temeraire kept and increased her lead, crossing the finish line at 1:25:15. The wind, almost throughout, was north-east, by east, blowing at the rate of twenty miles an hour.

Incidents of the Day - The dredge Nipissing is not working in the Wolfe Island canal as some people suppose, but at the island wharf. The canal opening has yet to be decided upon by the marine department.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Aug 1905