The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Apr 1907

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The boilers in the steamer Navajo are undergoing some repairs.

Several of the M.T. Co.'s tugs received a test around the harbor, yesterday afternoon.

A number of steamers formally calling at Craig's wharf will use Folger's wharf this season.

The steamer New Island Wanderer will be taken into the drydock tomorrow to undergo general repairs.

The repairs at Folger's wharf are being proceeded with, and the work will be completed in a very short time.

The government dry dock is a busy place these days. Steamers are being booked for dates to enter the dock nearly two months ahead.

The steamer Aletha is being fitted out as rapidly as possible and it is expected will leave at the end of this week for her first trip up the Bay of Quinte.

Capt. Chauncey Daryaw left yesterday for Chicago, where he will take charge of the schooner Ford River. He was accompanied by his son, Frank Daryaw, who will sail on the vessel.

The steamer Pierrepont arrived from Cape Vincent, yesterday noon, and returned again in the afternoon. No trouble was experienced from the ice, and the trip was a most pleasant one.

Has Proven Satisfactory.

The steel steamer for the Lake of Bays Navigation company, built at the Kingston foundry, during the past winter, has proven satisfactory. The steamer is over 125 feet long, and has the distinction of being the first steel built boat ever constructed at Kingston. The proprietors of the local foundry are likely to contract for a number of steel hulls during the coming season.

Building Many Launches.

Boat builders in the vicinity of the city are having a busy season this spring in meeting the demands for gasoline launches. In the past few years the motor boat has succeeded to the popularity formerly the right of the sailing yacht, and from present indications there will be a large number of these pleasure craft in the city this year. The different types of boats in vogue are all owned by citizens, from the long narrow boat with powerful cylinders, built alone for speed, to the wide and comfortable yacht, whose sole use is for pleasure. Last season some fifty yachts of all descriptions were owned in the city, and this season the number is expected to be doubled.

Yacht Club Meeting - annual general meeting; election of officers and committees (named); new commodore is John M. Campbell; discussed increased membership; whether to build a sailing yacht to compete against a similar one from Watertown, N.Y. (3/4 column)

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The tug Emmerson (Emerson ?) of the M.T. company will go into dry dock tomorrow for general repairs.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Apr 1907