The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jun 1906

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p.2 Formal Re-Opening of Enlarged Yacht Club-House - at end of July, as well as a regatta on July 28th and 30th.


Sloop Laura D. cleared light last night for bay ports.

The yacht Nokomis, from Alexandria Bay, was in port last night.

The Calvin company will start a raft down the river tomorrow.

The steamer Kingston had two hundred passengers on board this morning.

Sloop Ariadne arrived in port this morning, from the foot of Wolfe Island, with grain.

The steamships India and Burmah arrived at Garden Island last night with timber from Toledo.

The schooner Grantham, of the Donnelly Wrecking company, has gone on Davis drydock for repairs to her hull.

The steamer Rideau Queen made a trip to and from Washburn today, to connect with the Rideau King from Ottawa.

The steamer D.D. Calvin and consort Ceylon arrived at Garden Island this morning, the former with timber from Lake Michigan and the latter from Echo Bay.

The steamer Scottish Hero, from Montreal, arrived at the M.T. Co.'s wharf today, en route to Port Dalhousie. She is in charge of the M.T. Co.'s tugs and is being taken to her destination in sections.

Captain Alexander Robillard died at Ogdensburg on Saturday. He was in the employ of the Hall company for many years. For fifteen years he sailed the Black Diamond. He leaves a wife and one daughter.

The schooner Clara Youell ran ashore on Monday at Sand Point in Big Sodus Bay. She is resting easy and it is believed that a tug can pilot her. The Clara Youell went on during the night. She was light.

W.J. Dorman, formerly a waiter with the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company, awarded $6,000 damages caused by the explosion of a tea and coffee urn, has had verdict confirmed by superior court.

The Niagara & St. Lawrence Navigation company announce that on June 25th, their fast steamer Iroquois will open the season, leaving Lewiston and touching at Charlotte, Great Sodus, Fair Haven, Oswego, Thousand Island Park and Alexandria Bay.

A tidal wave is reported on Lake Ontario, on Friday, June 8th. The Cobourg Post says the water receded, before an electrical storm, some three feet and later the wave came on with a rush landing small yachts on the breakwater. Nothing similar to it was ever seen before by the oldest inhabitant.

Mariners draw attention to the need of a fog horn to aid vessels entering Kingston harbor during misty weather. Oft-times it is most difficult for steamers to make a landing during a fog. The steamers Toronto and Kingston are often put to great inconvenience, and lose time. A fog horn could very easily be placed on the government dry dock wharf. There is plenty of steam at the boiler house to operate one, and it could be very easily attended to. Such a fog horn would be in the interests of navigation here.


Marine Paragraphs.

The schooner Acacia has cleared for Oswego for coal.

The schooner Pilot is at Richardsons', with a load of old iron, from Amherst Island.

Sloop Ripple arrived today from South Bay ports, for a general cargo for Waupoos.

The steambarge Arctic having unloaded her cargo of bunchwood, will clear tonight, light, for Deseronto.

The schooner Suffel cleared this afternoon from Richardsons', with feldspar, for Sodus and the schooner Queen of the Lakes arrived from the same place, to load more of the valuable ore.

p.10 Thousand Island Park, June 18th - The steamer St. Lawrence arrived on the river on Friday evening last, looking fine.....It is the opinion that the increased rates to Kingston on the boats (double fare) will prevent many from taking that trip often. It was customary for quite a number from river points to visit Kingston often during the summer, but they strongly object to pay one dollar for that trip.....The steamers New Island Wanderer and Ramona made their appearance, yesterday, on the river, but their rambles were cancelled on account of the rain. The steamer St. Lawrence made her first searchlight tour of the islands on Saturday.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jun 1906