The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jun 1906

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p.2 Wolfe Islander Dead - Richard Davis, for many years proprietor of the Hitchcock house and for about 20 years keeper of Pigeon Island Light; survived by five sons and four daughters.


work at Washburn lock will last two weeks; sill at Kingston Mills lock also had to be repaired.

More Launch Rules.

More orders concerning the operation of power and pleasure boats of from five to fifteen tons measurement have been issued by the United States custom authorities. In addition to the operators of these boats requiring a license and furnishing a life preserver for each passenger carried they cannot land a passenger from Canada unless it is under the supervision of a customs officer.

Another new point is that should a party desire to charter a launch of more than five tons for a trip the owner of the boat must provide a man who holds one of the new licenses. It makes no difference how competent any member of the party may be in the operation of the craft. This rule puts it right up to the boat owner.

The law requiring all pleasure boats of more than five tons to report at the customs house after touching at a Canadian point is being enforced on the other side, but no boats have as yet been seized.

Movements of Vessels.

The steamer Hamilton is due up tonight.

The Rideau Queen made the trip to Washburn today.

The steamer Toronto had 450 passengers on her down trip today.

The S.S. Fairmount from Fort William passed down the river this morning, grain-laden, for Prescott.

The steamer Aletha returned from Picton early this morning, and was pulled upon the marine railway to get a wheel put on.

Richardsons' elevator: steamer Midland Queen from Fort William with wheat; steambarge Simla with grain is expected from up the lakes tomorrow.

The daily service of the L.O. and B. of Q. Steamboat company from Summerville to Thousand Islands, commenced this morning, the steamer Caspian making the trip.

The steamer Alexandria from Charlotte to Rochester passed down early this morning. She has had considerable new fittings for her cabin, including rich new red carpets. Next week she commences her through run, Olcott Beach, N.Y. to Quebec.

p.4 A Summer Palace - description of summer home of Pittsburg steel magnate A.R. Peacock, on Belle Island opposite Alexandria Bay; description of boat house on Wellsley Island including boats Irtne, 100 x 14; racers Pirate and New Alexander with Trebert engines; the Rowanlea, Cantalata, Scrabbler, Teddy, Clare and Roland. [Thousand Island Sun, Alexandria Bay]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jun 1906