The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1906

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p.2 Clayton Yacht Club - holds annual meeting, election of officers.


The steamer Mataafa which broke in two when she was wrecked off Duluth last fall, has been raised after four months operations. It will take $70,000 and six weeks' time to make the needed repairs.

M.T. Co.: the tug H.F. Bronson and five barges cleared for Montreal; the steamer Advance touched on her way from Montreal to Fort William; the tug Emerson, from Charlotte, with one barge, and cleared for Sodus Point with one.

Captain James Davidson, of Bay City, says he has saved $470,000 in twenty-five years by carrying no insurance on his fleet of wooden boats. He asserts that this class of tonnage would not be so high if all the owners took proper care of their property.

Swift's: The steamer Hamilton down last night; the steamer Picton up today; the steamer Neepawa on her way from Montreal to Fort William; the steamer Rideau King for Ottawa; the steamers Toronto and Caspian down and up; the steamer Rideau Queen will be up from Ottawa tonight.

Thursday night's storm on the lake was the worst in years. When the big steamer Kingston was detained at Charlotte for some hours, the nature of the storm can be imagined. On the lake the waves washed clean over the bow of the steamer. The steamer North King did not make her trip across the lake yesterday.

The Busiest Season - in history of 1000 Islands; good weather, hotels full, Folger fleet having best season ever;

".....The Visger brothers continue to quarrel among themselves. Each has a small rival line, and fracases on the wharves continue, the crews now taking sides. The chief aim of the rivals is to block each other as much as possible at the landings. The White Squadron steamers are put to as much inconvenience as possible, by the Visger boats spreading themselves out along a wharf. Only the other night the New Island Wanderer had to remain out in the river at Alexandria Bay for some time, not being allowed to get her nose in. To ensure the safety of their passengers, the Folger company captains endure these blockings, which are not in the interest of the travelling public, and which should be put a stop to by the wharf authorities....."

p.5 Marine Signal Co. - incorporated in Ottawa; already furnish the department of marine with gas buoys and automatic lamps.

p.6 Have Turned Up - missing people found at Galloups.

At Garden Island - The steamer Calvin and consort Burma, coal-laden, were here yesterday, en route to Quebec. They will load pulpwood for the return trip.

The steamer Parthia leaves this evening for Quebec with a raft of timber.

Yacht Blown Ashore - The small steamyacht Margaret, owned by Mr. McCausland, of Pittsburg, Pa., who is summering at the head of Wolfe Island, was blown ashore by the strong wind of Thursday night. She was released without damage by the Calvin tug Frontenac.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1906