The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1907

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p.2 Arrangements for 1908 - The races of 1908, in the Eastern Yacht Racing Association, will be run off at Chaumont, N.Y., where the Crescent Yacht Club has its club house and anchorage, and at Gananoque. There will also be a test of speed, seamanship and endurance in cruising from Chaumont to Gananoque. In addtion to the clubs already represented in the association it is expected that yachtsmen from other points on the river and lake will become interested.


The barge Toledo is still on the drydock.

The steamer D.D. Calvin goes on the drydock next week.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon has arrived with coal for Anglin's.

The schooner Acacia has cleared for Fairhaven, for coal for Crawford's.

The schooner New Dominion has cleared for Oswego to load coal for Belleville.

The Folgers expect to bring their new steamer, the Ottawa, to Kingston on May 15th.

The steambarge City of New York is going on the drydock on Monday, to be recaulked.

The steamer City of New York at present lying near the penitentiary, will go into the government drydock on Monday, for repairs.

The steamer Panther, from Chicago, ran on the shoal opposite the Royal Military College this morning. The steamer is not in any danger, but may have to have her cargo lightered before she can be pulled off.

The schooner Maggie L. has arrived from bay ports, with grain for Richardsons'. Her cargo was unloaded last night, to make way for the steamer Panther, which arrived this morning, from Chicago, with corn.

James A. Jamieson, elevator contractor, has been in Prescott, superintending the removal of construction plant, which had been stored there for ten years. At Port Colborne, he has the contract to erect a 1,000,000 bushel steel elevator for the government.

Advices from Picton state that the steambarge Aberdeen, of the Hepburn fleet, is on the ways there for repairs to her hull. While on her way up the bay, last week, the Aberdeen struck a sunken schooner, and was punctured below the water line, being badly damaged. The wreck lies directly in the channel, and has been there for over two seasons of navigation.

p.6 Picton, May 4th - The schooner Two Brothers arrived today, from Deseronto, with lumber for Hepburn Bros. The schooner F.H. Burton has been discarded and sunk in Low's cave (sic). The steambarge Aberdeen, having undergone repairs on the ways, cleared light for Oswego. The schooner Cornelia cleared light for Oswego.

p.8 News of the World - Traffic through the Soo ship canals for April shows a big slump from last year.

The grain fleet is tied up by a strike of the elevator men at Fort William.

The S.S. Manitoba, of the Canadian Pacific fleet, left Owen Sound today, being the first boat of the fleet to sail this season.

The Dominion fisheries cruiser Vigilant is at Amherstburg, to take on a supply of stores and coal. The boat will leave for Lake Erie ports and watch for fish poachers.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1907