The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jul 1906

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p.1 Ceased To Fish - Windsor, July 9th - Capt. Dunn, captain of the Dominion fisheries cruiser Vigilant, which is here for some minor repairs, says that since the season opened the boat has been doing patrol duty on Lake Erie, but very few seizures have been made. American fishermen have ceased to fish on the Canadian side of the boundary line. With the decrease in price and the chances of capture by the Canadian vessel, the fishermen do not care to take chances by illegally fishing.

p.2 The First Yacht Race - for the Bruce Carruthers' trophy won by Chiriya, Tespi was second.


The schooner Lizzie Metzner is at Sowards', from Oswego, with a cargo of coal.

Schooner Acacia arrived last night from Sodus with coal for the locomotive works.

Yacht Columbia from Clayton was in port today for Canadian steamboat inspection.

The schooner Bertie Kalkins is at Sowards, from Oswego, with a cargo of coal.

Swift's wharf: steamer City of Montreal down yesterday; steamer Belleville down Sunday.

Yacht Ramona went on the government dry dock this morning, for repairs. She will return tomorrow to Clayton.

S.S. Ames called in port yesterday, from Montreal to Fort William, to let off her river pilot, Capt. Macdonald, of the city.

Steamer Caspian on her Thousand Island trip yesterday had the largest crowd of the season, a number from bay ports taking in the delightful trip.

There are several excursions booked for the steamer America next week. Sunday, July 15th, the America takes the Rochester family excursion among the islands.

The ocean going steamyacht Zemblanch, belonging to Mr. Brouse, Chicago, called at the government dry dock on Saturday afternoon for a few hours, on her way to Chicago.

The steamer John Randall, from Rideau river ports, to Fairhaven, called at Crawford's today. This is the steamer's first trip since the break in the locks at Washburn stopped further progress.

The break in the Rideau canal at Washburn lock, by which through navigation has been stopped for nearly three weeks, has been repaired and the steamer Rideau Queen left port, this morning, on her first trip to Ottawa. Steamer Rideau King will be in tonight.

M.T. Co.: tug Mary P. Hall with three light barges from Montreal, returning with three grain laden barges; tug Thomson and three light barges from Montreal; propellor A.D. Davidson, from Chicago, with 81,500 bushels of corn, clearing again for the same port.

The sailing yacht Kathleen of Toronto, with a party aboard remained at the Kingston Yacht Club over Sunday. The party is on a cruise to the Thousand Islands and Charlotte.

The America's Trip.

On Saturday afternoon the America left Folger's wharf for a tour of the Thousand Islands. The steamer, immaculately white, is this year under the command of Captain James F. Allan, with practically the same crew as last year of twenty officers and men, including the addition of a Chinese chef, who has attended a course of training in cooking at Baltimore, and who came direct from the famous New York hotel, the Waldorf-Astoria. The steamer arrived in quick succession at Clayton, 4:25; Thousand Island Park, 4:57; and rounded her course at Alexandria Bay at 5:35, when supper was served on board. The islands presented a beautiful appearance. Two red granite summer homes are nearing completion and there are no vacant cottages in the region, but an extra profusion of additional campers-out in tents.

The America's route was through both the Canadian and American channels, and there was a wild beauty of sunlight and shadow as the steamer ran her course through the Canadian islands. The air was laden with a delicate odor of cedar and evergreen. An exhibition of powerful light was given on the return trip by the marine electric searchlight, the rays making vivid pictures on the Canadian shores.

p.3 Gananoque, July 9th - The schooner Tradewind, coal laden, came into port Saturday evening. The steamer New Island Wanderer on her trip Sunday took on quite a large number of Gananoqueans for her fifty mile ramble.

p.4 Yacht Race From Chicago to Mackinac - At least twenty yachts of various sizes will leave Chicago, Saturday, July 14th, on the race to Mackinac, which is to be held under the auspices of the Chicago Yacht Club. Boats from Toronto, Toledo and Detroit are already on their way to Chicago to take part in the event. The first prize is a $1,500 Chicago Yacht Club Mackinac Cup, which will be given to the boat making the best time on time allowance, irrespective of rig or size.

p.5 A Drunken Row - two men on Wolfe Islander drinking and started a row; Capt. Cumming turned ferry back and put them ashore.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jul 1906