The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jul 1907

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At The Battle Of The Windmill In 1837.

Capt. R.H. McKay disputes statement that Dr. J.L. Bray's father commanded steamer at Battle of Windmill in 1837; Sovereign, Capt. Sandon, R.N.; Traveller, Lieut. Fowell; Experiment, Lieut. Elliot; and Mohawk, Lieut. Wilkie, were the four involved.


The steamer Arabian passed down yesterday.

The schooner W.J. Suffel cleared for Oswego to load coal for the Grove Inn.

The steamer Ames passed up yesterday, and called at Swift's and the penitentiary.

The sloop Pilot arrived from Adolphustown today, with oats, for Richardson's.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared today for Oswego, to load coal for Crawford's.

The steambarge Navajo will arrived from Trenton tomorrow, with grain for Richardson's.

Swift's: Steamer City of Ottawa westward; steamer Picton west this morning; steamer Toronto down and up; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa tonight.

The barge Cornwall, of the M.T. company, sunk near Brockville recently, is now in commission again, having undergone repairs in Kingston.

The steamer Neepawah, damaged by running against one of the locks near Cornwall, will reach Kingston, today, on her way to Fort William. She has a cargo of pig iron.

The dredge Sir Richard, which has been working in the Kingston harbor, the past few weeks, went into the government drydock today, for light repairs. The dredge will be here all summer.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Rosemount and barge Hamilton arrived from Fort William, and cleared with their cargo for Prescott; the Rosemount carried 80,000 bushels of wheat, and the Hamilton 65,000 bushels; the tug Mary P. Hall arrived from Oswego with two coal barges, and cleared for Montreal with two grain laden barges.

Gone Back To Toronto.

The Knapp roller boat, after lying inactive in the mud and slime at the Northern docks, Toronto, for five or six years, is again afloat. The famous craft will be remodelled and used for carrying coal. The Polson Iron Works have after plugging all the rivet holes, succeeded in raising the boat by means of pumps. She will be ballasted by cement filling in the bottom two feet thick, and being put into shape will ply between Toronto and the coal dumps on the United States shore.

Yacht Club Meet - Thousand Island Yacht Club elects officers..

Yachting Notes - first race of season tomorrow; the local eighteen footer to compete with Watertown will be finished soon.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jul 1907