The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Sep 1905

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Record Trip by Steambarge Navajo.

There was activity all along the harbor front today, a large number of vessels being in port with cargoes. One incident discussed by mariners was the fast trip made to Oswego and back by the steambarge Navajo, sailed by Capt. Corkey. The Navajo covered the distance from Kingston to Oswego, loaded 300 tons of coal, and was back in 20 hours, which is a record trip.

Vessel Movements.

The schooner Granger cleared for Bath with shingles.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Annandale cleared for Sodus.

The steambarge Nile, from Rideau ports, is at Soward's wharf.

The schooner Kalkins, from Oswego with coal, is at Soward's wharf.

The schooner Maggie L. loaded lumber at Swift's wharf for Wolfe Island.

The schooner Acacia, from Charlotte with coal, is at the Locomotive Works' wharf.

The steambarge Navajo, from Oswego, is discharging coal at Wolfe Island.

The schooner Pilot, from Napanee with grain, is at Richardsons' elevator.

Craig's wharf: schooner Lydon from Sodus with coal; propellor Cuba up this morning; steamers Alexandria and Waterlily up tonight.

M.T. company wharf: tug Emerson down with one grain laden barge; tug Bronson up; S.S. Fairmount called on her way to Lake Superior with ore.

So far as this year's extension to the Cape Vincent, N.Y., breakwater is concerned, the stone work of the rip-raps is completed, and one of the cribs has been floated out and sunk, while the other is under way. It is hardly possible that the concrete superstructure will be laid this fall, though should the cold weather hold off until late, it may be done. Only for the delay in getting stone and timber in season, Superintendent Stone could have easily completed the extension this fall.

p.6 Picton, Sept. 22nd - The schooner H.M. Ballou is on Hepburn's dry dock receiving repairs to her hull. The schooner Highland Beauty is lying in port, and getting a fresh coat of paint. C.C. Spencer has purchased a new naptha launch. The steamer Reindeer ran an excursion from Cressy and bay ports, yesterday, to the Napanee fair.

p.8 Great Find of Oak - Will Raise Raft Submerged 70 Years - grandson will recover logs lost by grandfather in Lake Scugog.

Yacht Club Notes - Dr. Black has repurchased the sailing yacht Kestrel, which he sold several years ago, and is having her improved. The Kestrel stands up to a strong breeze much better than the Verona.

Henry Cunningham will likely build another yacht, having sold the Harmony.


Toronto, Sept. 22nd - Judgement was handed out, this morning, by Commander Spain. He finds the turbine steamer Turbinia, which plies between Hamilton and Toronto, responsible for the collision with the ferry steamer Primrose, in Toronto bay, a few weeks ago, and suspends the certificate of Capt. Bongard for nine months, from August, the date of the accident.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Sep 1905