The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1906

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The Steamers Belleville and Caspian Contest.

Unusual activity was noticed at Swift's wharf yesterday afternoon. These steamers were docked at one time: Caspian, Belleville, Kingston and Wolfe Islander.

As the steamers Caspian and Belleville rounded Point Frederick they could be seen to be racing. Smoke poured from the stacks and interest grew among the many spectators on the wharf. Gradually the R. & O. boat crept ahead, reaching her mooring a bow in the lead. At exactly five o'clock as the two boats steamed out the run for victory was re-commenced and steaming on up into the lake as far as watchers could see, the staunch flagship of the L.O. & B. of Q. line was winning out.

Marine Notes.

The schooner Lizzie Metzner, from Oswego, is at Sowards.

The propellor Cuba, Montreal to Windsor, passed up today.

The steamers North King and Toronto made the trip down the river today.

The sloop Pilot loaded coal at Booth's today, and cleared for Collins Bay.

The schooner Annie Minnes cleared for South Bay ports with her tin can cargo.

The sloop Fleetwing cleared last night for Amherst Island with a general cargo.

The steambarge Waterlily, freight laden from Montreal, passed up to Picton this morning.

Richardson's: The schooner Robert McDonald, with grain from Wellington; steamer Navajo from Montreal with general cargo.

The tug Skylark was in port coaling this morning. She was on her way to Toronto, with a big scow, laden with a huge derrick, etc., for work in connection with the Haney tunnel being laid in Toronto harbor.

Took Out Big Crowd - 450 people on board steamer America for excursion to Brockville and Ogdensburg.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The Portsmouth council still awaits the removal from the bay of the sunken hulks owned by the K. & M. Forwarding company.

The steambarge Waterlily remained in port, today, and cleared late, with a load of tin cans for South Bay Canning factory.

Capt. Somes, of the steamer Chippewa, died at St. Michael's hospital, Toronto, this morning, from typhoid fever. He was from Picton.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1906