The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1907

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The sloop Maggie L. has arrived at Richardson's from Gananoque, with oats.

The schooner Acacia will clear today for Oswego to load coal for Crawford's.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon has arrived from Oswego with coal for Anglin.

The schooner J.B. Kitchen is loading feldspar at Folger's wharf for Charlotte.

The schooner Tradewind, which was reported lost, passed here Saturday morning, on her way from Sodus to Gananoque.

Swift's: steamer Hamilton down this morning; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa tonight; steamer Kingston from Toronto tomorrow.

M.T. Co.: The tug Thomson arrived from Montreal with three light barges, and cleared for Montreal, with three grain laden barges; the tug Mary arrived from Montreal with three light barges, and cleared for Montreal with three grain laden barges; the tug Emerson arrived from Charlotte with three coal barges; the steamer Omaha arrived from Chicago, with 58,000 bushels of corn.

p.5 Captain E.T. Rattray Dead - Cleveland, May 29th - Capt. E.T. Rattray, one of the best known navigators on the great lakes, died here today, of dropsy. Capt. Rattray commanded the steamer L.C. Smith, and was forced to leave his ship at Milwaukee, a month ago, on account of illness. Capt. Rattray was well known at all Canadian ports on the great lakes. He sailed out of Kingston for several years prior to going west.

p.7 News of District - At a meeting of the Napanee Yacht Club, the following officers were elected: J.N. Osborne, commodore; H.E. Smith, vice-commodore; M.B. Mills, captain; Selwyn Black, secretary; M.P. Graham, treasurer. The club intends joining the eastern circuit of the L.Y.R.A. this year.

M.B. Mills, Napanee, has sprung the keel for a new up-to-date yacht. It will be forty feet overall, thirteen foot beam, with draft of four feet. It will be half fin keel with centre-board housed in skeg. The cabin will contain a state room, galley, and main saloon, will have accommodation for six persons and a crew of two forward. It will be built of best oak.



The yacht Adele, Mulock's Canada cup challenger, arrived in the city, Saturday morning, from Montreal, having been towed here by the tug Mary. She will be sailed to Toronto, after being fitted out with the sails by G.S. Oldrieve.

The Adele was built in Southampton, by Somers & Payne, and was much admired by yachtsmen who made an inspection of her today.

The hull is a splendid specimen of smart building, and gives every appearance of speed and strength. The Adele is about fifty feet over all, with about twelve feet beam, and a probable drought of seven feet. She is a fin-keel type, sharp in the nose, the lead broadening amidships, and giving her a sharp point to spin on.

The body flares sharply from the keel, running forward acutely, and tapering to the stern, ending in a knife-like counter. The construction is largely of teak, having teak keel, stem and stern post, with frames of good English oak.

The deck fittings are in teak, and the planking is of mahogany, two board thick. The deck is planked to well aft, running around the open cockpit. There are no fittings over the cockpit, and the absence of trimmings and cabin lights makes the craft look smaller than she really is.

The underbody of the Adele is done in black, with a broad band of white above it. The planks above the waterline will be polished, so that the mahogany color will show sharply above the waves.

The hull weighs eight tons, and the complete outfit is valued at 595 Pds. Altogether the appearance of the craft is good to look upon.

The other challengers for the Canada's cup are Crusader, Frederic Nichol's boat, and Aileen H., W.G. Gooderham's. The latter is yet to come out from the old country, but should be here by June 15th. She was built at Gourock, Scotland. Crusader is nearing completion at Oakville and will be launched about the middle of June.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1907