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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jun 1907

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Folger's yacht, Ramona, will be taken to Thousand Island Park on Tuesday.

The schooner Clara cleared for Sodus on Saturday night, to load coal for Swift & Co.

The steamer Island Belle is coming up this evening from Alexandria Bay, to enter Davis dry dock for repairs.

The steamer Pierrepont is on the drydock undergoing repairs, the work on the steamer Argyle having been completed.

The steamer Victoria, which is having a new engine installed, will leave Davis' dry dock for Brockville tomorrow.

The schooner Echo, of Belleville, has arrived on its first trip of the season, with a cargo of peas and rye, for Richardsons'. Joseph Fagen is the captain.

The dredge Sir Richard commenced work at Folger's wharf, Monday morning. Both sides of the wharf will be dredged, and this will make it much easier for the large vessels to land.

A fine launch, known as the Thyra, arrived in Kingston on Saturday from Hamilton, and will be taken on to Brockville for Hon. Clifford Sifton, to be used while the latter's yacht is undergoing some alterations.

The daily service over the R. & O. Navigation company's line commenced today. The steamer Kingston arrived this morning thus inaugurating the Monday service. Up till now there has been no Monday boat.

The sailing yacht Harbinger, owned by J.P. White, jeweller, of Rochester, N.Y., is at Davis' dry dock to have a gasoline engine installed, so that it may not be becalmed when on a cruise. The owner will not longer have to pay his sailors to swear at the weather, when he has been becalmed within sight of home.

M.T. company: The steamer Pueblo arrived from Chicago, with 51,000 bushels of corn; the steamer W.D. Morley arrived from Duluth, with 71,000 bushels of wheat; the tug Emerson arrived light from Port Dalhousie; tug Mary P. Hall arrived from Montreal with two barges; the steamer Pueblo will clear for Prescott.

Swift's: The steamer Dundurn, going west yesterday; steamer City of Ottawa going west this morning; steamer Rideau King for Ottawa today; steamer Belleville west yesterday; steamer Picton west today; steamer North King from Rochester yesterday; steamer Forsyth down and up yesterday; steamer Kingston down and up today.

The Donnelly Wrecking company has succeeded in floating the wrecked barge Cornwall and towed her into Brockville this morning. The boat is badly broken up on the bottom and has buckled somewhat, and is kept afloat only by being swathed in sail cloths, and by constant pumping. Part of her cargo was removed, while she lay on the rocks, the remainder will be unloaded in Brockville. Capt. Donnelly says the wreck was the most peculiar in his experience. The barge drifted on a shoal last Monday night during a fog. For fifteen feet her bow rested on one rock, while ten feet of her stern rested in another with deep water under her waist, and a current so swift that it swept that it swept the divers off their feet.

p.3 The Aileen II Here - Aileen II, the Gooderham challenger for the Canada's cup, reached Kingston at 11 o'clock Saturday night, and landed at the government dry dock wharf. She left Montreal at one o'clock Thursday afternoon, and sailed up the St. Lawrence under her own canvas. It was expected that she would leave for Toronto this afternoon.

Aileen's dimensions are 46 feet over all, 31 feet waterline, 9 feet 7 inches beam, 6 feet inches draught, and 1,265 feet sail area. Like the Adele, Aileen is mahogany finished above the water line.

Mr. Gooderham met his boat at Montreal last week, and came to Kingston with her. He will stay with her until she reaches Toronto.

p.4 Gananoque, June 17th - .....The steamer Castanet, of Alexandria Bay, took out a searchlight excursion party from here Saturday evening....The coal schooner Theo. Voges cleared for Oswego last evening. The government supply boat Scout tied up here for Sunday....

p.5 Amherstburg, June 17th - ....A change has been made in the character of the light on an acetylene gas buoy, just placed at the lower end of the easterly channel of the Lime Kiln Crossing by the Canadian government. Instead of a steady white light, the light now works as follows: Steady for four seconds, then a flash and repeat. The light is not entirely obliterated during the flash. With the numerous dredges working at the lime kilns, there are so many lights that actual tests show a tendency to confusion on the part of vessels passing through the river. The acetylene light at the upper end of the channel will remain a fixed light.

p.8 Did Heroic Act - On the last trip the schooner J.B. Kitchen made to Charlotte, Thomas Allen, one of the sailors, fell off a scow, and but for the assistance of Seaman Henry Lambert, might have lost his life. The mishap occurred at midnight, and Lambert, who was on the scow, jumped into the water and helped him out.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Rapids King made the run from Kingston to Toronto, 165 miles, in ten hours and forty five minutes.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jun 1907