The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 May 1907

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p.8 Personal Mention - George A. Boeckling, owner of the steamer New York, and president and general manager of the Cedar Point Resort company, Sandusky, Ohio, who has been in the city on business, returned this afternoon. The steamer New York passed a good inspection by the Oswego inspectors, today, and will be taken to Sandusky on Monday.


The steamer City of Belleville, which received repairs in Davis dry dock, has cleared for Prescott.

The houseboat of the Utica Club is here from Cape Vincent, receiving repairs in Davis dry dock.

The steamyacht Magnolia, owned by Mr. Fulford of Brockville, will enter Davis dry dock on Monday for repairs.

Captain J.H. Logan, Waddington, N.Y., has sold the steamer General W.B. Franklin, to Peter Cavanagh, Perth.

The sloop Granger has arrived from Wolfe Island, with oats for Richardson's, and the sloop Maggie L. is loading wheat for Picton.

Swift's wharf: The steamer Edmonton, from Fort William, is loading hay for the same port; steamer Hamilton down today; steamer Belleville down last night; steamer Picton from Montreal today.

Messrs. Chestnut and Molther, the inspectors from Oswego, N.Y., reaced Kingston on the Cape Vincent boat yesterday afternoon, and made an inspection of the steamer New York. They will make an inspection of the America today.

J.B. Patterson, Montreal, is here today, arranging for the shipping to the metropolis of a large sailing yacht, built for him by the Davis company. The yacht is forty-five feet over all, the largest of its kind built here since the old sail yachting days.

M.T. company: The steamer S.N. Parent has arrived from Duluth, with 75,000 bushels of wheat; the steamer Algonquin arrived from Fort William, with 80,000 bushels of wheat; the steamer Advance arrived from Montreal with freight; the tug Emerson arrived from Montreal, with two light barges; the steamer Edmonton arrived from Fort William with 70,000 bushels of wheat; the steamer Turret Crown cleared for Fort William; the steamer Advance cleared for Fort William; the steamer Edmonton cleared for Prescott; the tug Emerson cleared for Montreal with two grain barges; the steamer Parent cleared for Duluth.

Steamer Reported Aground - Word was received in the city today that the steamer Algonquin, which arrived at the M.T. company last night from Fort William, and which was sent on to Prescott, had run aground at Middle Ground. The vessel had a cargo of wheat.


It is likely that the eighteen-foot racer being built in Kingston to contest with the Watertown, N.Y., boat will be sailed by Lieut.-Col. Frank Strange, who was instrumental in securing the money for its construction. Col. Strange is one of the oldest members of the Kingston Yacht Club, and is an expert sailor. The craft that will represent Kingston is already under construction by the Kingston Boat company, of which Dr. Black is president.

The twenty-seven footer built in England by Cawthra Mulock, the wealthy Torontonian, to contest in the trial races to decide which of a number of yachts will represent Canada in the race against the Rochester boat for the Canada cup, will reach Kingston shortly. It should now be at Montreal, whence it is to be towed to Kingston. Here Mr. Oldrieve, the expert sailmaker, will fit the craft with its "white wings," and then it will be sailed to Toronto. Local yachtsmen will have a good chance to inspect the English production. The craft will likely take a few spins about the harbor with the local yachts.

(no boathouses to be built this year by the club)

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 May 1907