The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Aug 1905

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - From Prince Edward twenty men and boys went out to the Main Ducks on Claude Cole's fish tug, on a recent Sunday. Owing to the high gale and some disorder of the machinery, they were unable to return until Tuesday. Great fears were entertained for their safety.


The steambarge Nile and consort are now carrying stone from Kingston for the breakwater extension at Cape Vincent.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes broke her hoist, and will be delayed a couple of days in loading feldspar at Richardson's wharf.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston down and up; North King from Charlotte; Rideau King from Ottawa; Hamilton up tonight.

Craig's wharf: steamers Waterlily down last night; Alexandria down last night; yachts Castanet and Wherenow, from Thousand Islands.

Accident on Schooner - On Saturday afternoon, says the Cobourg Star, as the schooner Charlie Marshall was coming from Kingston west (light) and when about forty miles out, an accident happened to Captain Dan Rooney, Jr. The crew were raising the centre board, when the windlass struck the captain on the right arm, giving him a hard blow, but did not break his arm. The vessel was on her way to Erie, Penn., for coal, but came into port and left the captain here to have his arm attended to. Capt. Hugh Rooney took the vessel to Erie on Monday, where she will load coal.

p.3 Picton, Aug. 15th - A gang of men are at work off the sloop Madcap, driving spiles in the harbor, opposite Hepburn's coal shed, where a new wharf is to be built. The steambarge W.J. Carter, of Cleveland, is unloading coal for the Cleveland Seed house. "Jim" Shannon, Picton, has been engaged as fireman. The yacht Allie Dale, owned by Mr. O'Flynn, barrister, Belleville, came in today from Glen Island, with a party of resorters. The schooners W.J. Suffel and A. Minnes are in port.



Capt. Thomas Donnelly was requested, by letter, received today, to give his opinion on the collision between the steamers Turbina and Primrose, which occurred on Toronto Bay, Saturday last. His reply in part was as follows:

"I never give an opinion on a collision until I hear the story from both sides. Send me the other fellow's statement and perhaps I can advise you.

In reply to your other questions, I may state that when collisions like this take place, in daylight, one or both of the interested parties have been negligent. If the navigation laws were followed there would not be any collisions. The law applicable to the navigation of ferry boats is the same that governs the conduct of other craft. A ferry boat is bound to observe the usual rules of navigation for vessels in like situations and is not entitled to any exemption from liability for failure to observe such regulations by reason of its occupation. They have no prior rights over other classes of water craft, and in emerging from their docks and in their general navigation are subject to the same rules that govern other vessels. When so situated that collision is liable to ensue by emerging from their slip, they are required, like other vessels, to wait within until the danger has passed, notwithstanding their schedule time for leaving has arrived."

Canadian Yacht Wins - Rochester, Aug. 15th - It was Temeraire's weather again today, and, as a result, the Canadian boat scored another victory. Iroquois was again over the line at the start first, crossing at 11:08 a.m. and Temeraire following at 11:10. The challenger quickly overhauled and passed the defender, and before half an hour had passed, she had a lead of over half a mile. From then on it was a procession, with the Canadian boat always in front, the finishing line being crossed in this order: Temeraire 1:33 p.m.; Iroquois 1:35:10 p.m. The wind throughout the race blew at a rate of seventeen to twenty miles an hour.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Aug 1905