The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Aug 1905

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The steamer Cardinal, of Edwardsburg, is in the government dry dock for an overhauling.

Swift's wharf: steamer Toronto down; propeller J.H. Plummer up yesterday; steamer Rideau Queen for Ottawa; steambarge Navajo up yesterday; steamer Aletha down this morning.

Craig's wharf: yachts Wherenow and Castanet, from islands; steamer Varuna, down and up; propeller Lake Michigan from Hamilton yesterday; propeller Cuba from Cleveland yesterday; propeller Persia from Montreal yesterday.

The old lighthouse on Burnt Island has been removed and replaced by a handsome structure. Among other changes in the lighting of the river in this section is the placing of a gas buoy opposite the light at Gananoque Narrows; it is known as a "blinker," that is, the light is intermittent. Presumably in order not to cause confusion by the addition of this light, the regular light at Jackstraw has been changed from white to red.

p.4 Won The Yacht Race - Only two boats entered the Yacht Club race on Saturday afternoon, in the third of the series for the Bruce Carruthers trophy, other yachtsmen being away. These boats were the Chiriya and the Thelma. The former won by a good margin. There was a splendid breeze.

The steamer Gordon was burned at Port Arthur.

p.6 Enforced The Law - Capt. Geoghegan, customs officer, was vigilant in performing his duties on Sunday. At the ferry dock he enforced the law allowing the steamer Wolfe Islander to carry no more than allowed. He insisted on the remainder being put back on the dock. At Wolfe Island he was equally strict in protecting life and property. When the America had her compliment on board the gang plank was taken away. Several who afterwards jumped aboard were forced to make the return leap.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Aug 1905