The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 May 1906

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The schooner Pilot cleared up the bay with lumber.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria due down tonight.

The steamer Pellatt passed down, Sunday afternoon, from Fort William.

The scow Westport is at the G.T.R. wharf, loading a general cargo for Rideau ports.

The steamer Kingston left early yesterday morning for Toronto, to finish her spring fitting out.

The barge Cornwall will be floated from the dry dock this evening, and the Cobourg will then enter.

The minister of marine passed through here on the revenue cutter Speedy, on his way to Toronto.

The tug W.F. McRae, from Prescott, was in port, over Sunday, and will proceed to Toronto to tow the dredge Annie Miller.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Howe cleared for Port Colborne; tug Mary P. Hall cleared down with three grain-laden barges.

On Wednesday, a steamyacht, built for W.H. Clouston, a prominent Bank of Montreal official, will be shipped by Davis & Son to Montreal. Owing to the fog yesterday afternoon, a number of steamers had to anchor up harbor. It was a unique sight to see their smoke stacks and masts above the line of fog.

The steamer Antelope, of Brockville, passed here today en route for Smith's Falls. She will run excursions between that town and Rideau Lake points during this season.

Walter Irwin's "23" with a seventy-five horse power gas engine, will be tried at Alexandria Bay, N.Y., preparatory to entering the Kingston race May 24th. George Miller constructed the hull.

George Campbell, Alexandria Bay, has recovered $525 commission for selling the yacht Victor, owned by H.A. Laughlin, Pittsburg, Pa., to Merton Lawrence, Cleveland, Ohio, for $16,000. Laughlin offered $25 for the sale.

Swift's wharf: steamer Rideau King up to Ottawa this morning; steamship Ames from Toronto down yesterday; steamer Picton up yesterday; steamer Belleville down last night; steamship Neepawah, from Montreal, to Fort William, Sunday.

John Donnelly in charge of the wrecking operations at the raising of the sunken str. Zimmerman in the Soo River hopes to have the boat afloat very soon. A big copper (sic) dam was built about the boat and pumping out is now proceeding.

The Hamilton Steamboat company has been sold to a Toronto firm. The new company will take control on Monday. The price paid was $205,700. It is said that the company is the same that purchased the Turbine steamship stock. J.C. Eaton is president of that company.

The steamer Gordon Campbell, which was to have come to Richardsons' elevator with 38,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William, discharged her cargo at Midland. She is too small a vessel to carry grain such a long distance. There would be no money in her trips.

Repair Plant Needed.

A great lack at the government drydock here is a repair plant. When large boats come here to be docked for repairs, they experience difficulty in getting repaired as soon as is desirable. They have no time to waste in the busy season of navigation; every day counts. Recenlty, the steamer Neepawah was detained here longer than her owners relished, on account of the slowness of repairs. Many boats which now go to Buffalo would come here for repairs if these could be done with greater despatch, for the Kingston dry dock is a very fine one. It would pay some marine people to invest in a repair plant. The government would, no doubt, give free use of the dry dock yard for the erection of a building.

p.5 Yacht Club Meets - and decides upon improvements for house and pier.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 May 1906