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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1906

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The steambarge Arctic, from Ogdensburg, cleared last night for Deseronto, light.

The schooner Marshall is at the penitentiary wharf loading stone for Toronto.

The steambarge Kenirving passed here, en route from Oswego to Smith's Falls, with coal.

The steamer John Milne left the marine railway yesterday and cleared for Cape Vincent.

M.T. company elevator: tug Thomson up with two light barges and cleared down with three, grain-laden.

The steambarge John Randalls (sic - Randall) is in port, waiting favorable weather to proceed to Oswego to load coal for Smith's Falls.

The steamer Victoria, of the Gananoque-Brockville route, is on the Kingston foundry marine railway, undergoing repairs.

Capt. J.B. Trowell, of Toronto, a former Kingstonian, last year in command of the steamer Arabian, is this year master on the propeller Persia.

Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King left this morning for Ottawa. The steamer Belleville passed up last night on her first trip, from her winter quarters in Sorel, to Toronto.

The steamer Kingston arrived in port from Toronto, Thursday afternoon. She will enter the dry dock on Monday to have her hull painted, and a general spring over-hauling, first having removed her wheel, to enable her to enter the dock.

The steamship Turbinia is now in the dry dock, having her hull scraped and painted. It is expected she will be floated, Saturday afternoon, when she will proceed to the Queen City to go on her Toronto-Hamilton run. The Turbinia is exciting much curiosity, scores of persons daily visiting her on a tour of inspection.

Bought The Damaged Corn.

The Richardsons, of this city, bought the damaged corn of the M.T. company barge Cobourg, which sank in the Cornwall canal a week ago. There were 18,000 bushels of it, and it arrived this morning in a barge towed by the tug Thomson.



Rochester, N.Y., May 4th - The regatta committee of the Rochester Yacht club held a special meeting yesterday afternoon at the club house to decide on conditions for the Fisher cup race.

The Royal Canadian Yacht Club, of Toronto, the challenging organization a few days ago requested that the Canada cup rules for 1907 prevail in the international race this summer, with the exception that only boats in commission in 1905 be eligible and that hollow masts be permitted.

The request of the Canadians was acceded to, but there will be only two out of three races to decide supremacy. The course will be eighteen miles in triangular races, once around six miles to a leg. The windward and leeward races will also be sixteen miles, eight out and eight back. The time limit on both courses is fixed at five hours.

In the Canada cup races of next year, the triangular course will be twenty-one miles, seven to a leg, and the windward and leeward course, eighteen miles, nine out and nine in.

In regard to measurement of the boats the time limit has been extended from not less than four days before the first race, to not less than two days. The restriction that boats built prior to the 1902 amendment of the Yacht Racing union, will not be eligible, bars the Genesee, Invader and Beaver and leaves the race really open only to the Temeraire and Zoraya, of Toronto, and the Rochester, Iroquois and Kee Lox II, of Rochester. The Rochester will not be a competitor.

p.8 New Revolving Light - Cobourg, May 4th - A large revolving light has been installed in the light-house at Gull Light, about mid-way between Port Hope and Cobourg, taking the place of the old fashioned lamp used there for many years. The new light has a flash of ten seconds, with four seconds of darkness, and this makes it an easy matter to overcome the difficulty that before existed, namely distinguishing the lights. Work has begun on the structure known as Gull Island lighthouse in 1836, but it was not completed until the year 1840. Tradition says that there was a small island where the lighthouse now is, which was washed away by the storms on the lake. The lighthouse is a round structure built of stone, 48 feet high, with one large fixed light.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1906