The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Aug 1906

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p.2 The Yacht Club Property - The Yacht Club has not yet decided what improvements are to be made to its property, now that the club house has been completed. The present boat building yard may be re-leased and the dilapidated boat-houses rebuilt. Some money will soon have to be expended upon the Saints' Rest, which celebrated "inn" is included in the property purchased by the club. Some members are urging the construction of bowling alleys, so that they may have winter indoor sport. It is likely that the club will decide next month what further improvements to the property are to be made.

Died In Chicago - The death of Capt. John A. Connelly (sic - Connolly ?) occurred at his home, 6021 Walsh avenue, Chicago, July 29th, after a short illness of six weeks. He is survived by his mother, three sisters and five brothers: Miss Mary at home; Mrs. William Connors, Chicago; Mrs. D.J. McSourley, Kingston; Michael, James, George, Timothy, Chicago and Patrick, of Watertown.

Had A Good Trip - steamer America, Capt. Allen, takes 300 excursionists on trip to Ogdensburg, purser Hunter and steward Sparham look after passengers.

The Dredge In Port - Towed by the tug Spray the government dredge Montague arrived in port this morning, and entered the government dry dock. Yesterday the two boats lay under cover of Nine Mile Point, fearing the run down into the harbor because of the heavy sea running. The Montague will have a general overhauling, including her steel bottom scraped and painted. When finished she will proceed to the gulf.

Making General Improvments - Taking advantage of the lull in marine shipping several of the captains of the vessels lying idle in the harbor are making little odd improvements to their vessels. The sloop Granger looks neat under a fresh coat of paint and the schooner Tradewind is on the marine railway for general repairs.

Tribute to Steamer Caspian - The popular steamers North King and Caspian have been enjoying a heavy passenger business all summer and particularly during the past couple of weeks. Daily on their trips to the Islands they carry their full complement and all the travellers declare they get the best of treatment from a courteous crew. These two well-known boats continue to retain and add to their already famous reputation as staunch and speedy reliables. Tribute to the Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte Steamboat line is pretty well summed up in the remark of a passenger from the western states on the Caspian this week: "I never had a finer or more enjoyable trip than that given us by Capt. Bloomfield today, down the river."

Excursions From Oshawa - The steamer Caspian brought down the 'Prentice Boys, nearly one hundred strong from Amherst Island this morning. Yesterday the steamer North King carried 300 Oshawa excursionists among the islands. The good people of Oshawa came down to the city on a G.T.R. special. On their return from the boat ride they spent a while last evening in town.

Marine News.

The tug Bronson and four barges have cleared for Montreal.

Steamers Caspian and Toronto made the river trip today, the latter as far as Prescott.

The tug Edmund and scow Columbia from Rideau ports loaded flour at the Hedley-Shaw mill today, and cleared for Bedford Mills.

Due to yesterday's storm on the lake, the steamer Hamilton was several hours late on her down trip, not arriving until this morning.

The steambarge John Randall, from Smith's Falls, is at the Kingston foundry railway. She will have some repairs made to her engine.

Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria, Montreal to Rochester, due up tonight; steambarge Waterlily passed up freight-laden to Picton this morning.

Swift's wharf: steamer Picton due up today; steamer Rideau King left for Ottawa this morning, and the Rideau Queen is due from the Capital tonight.

p.8 Marine Circles Busy - David Sinclair, engineer on the steambarge Aberdeen, arrived in town this morning, to spend over Sunday at his home in the city. His boat is lying Deseronto, waiting her turn to unload her cargo of coal, after which she will clear for Oswego for coal for Picton. Mr. Sinclair says this has been an unusually busy season in marine circles.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Aug 1906