The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 May 1907

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p.2 Boats To Be Re-Measured - yachts in Victoria Day races.


The sloop Maggie L. has arrived from bay ports with oats for Richardson's.

The schooner Kitchen has arrived from Charlotte with coal for the K. & P. wharf.

The steamer Simla, with barge Simla (sic) cleared for lake ports Tuesday morning.

The schooner J.G. Blaine was sold by the Buffalo marshall to R. Fitzgerald, Ogdensburg, for $2,500. She will be used in the coal trade on Lake Ontario.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Turret Chief arrived from Fort William with 71,000 bushels of wheat; the tug Bronson arrived from Montreal with three light barges, and cleared for Montreal with three grain-laden barges.

The steamer Brockville will bring the steamer Victoria to Kingston, where the latter will enter Davis' dry dock for repairs. The boat will be here a couple of weeks and will be painted and placed in readiness for the season.

Engineers working in the interests of New York, Pittsburg, Chicago and Indianapolis capitalists are completing plans for an extended system of canals from Indian Harbor to a point between Gary and Michigan City. The first survey provides for waterways fifty miles long to cost $10,000,000.

p.5 The Day's Episodes - The steamer Alexandria arrived at Folger's, Tuesday forenoon, on her way to Montreal, having been delayed while undergoing repairs, as a result of the collision with the steamer Philgate (Filgate ?), at Montreal, on her last trip. Considerable freight for Montreal and intermediate points was put on the vessel here.

p.8 Capt. R.H. McKay's Birthday - Tomorrow Capt. R.H. McKay will be eighty-four years of age, and will give a birthday party to a number of his old friends. The captain was born near the site now covered by Barriefield, and knows the history of Kingston for the past three-quarters of a century by heart. He was a frequenter of the British-American hotel corner building (still standing) in 1830, and still visits the old place. The veteran captain's friends hope that his heart will continue to beat till he has reached the century mark.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 May 1907