The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jul 1907

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The schooner Acacia is at Booth's from Sodus with coal.

The schooner Metzner arrived from Sodus, with coal for Folger's.

The schooner Kitchen is loading feldspar.

The schooner Charles Marshall is at the penitentiary, with coal from Charlotte.

The steamers City of New York and Navajo left for Montreal, with cargoes of rye and peas.

M.T. company: tug Mary and three barges from Montreal, clearing again with three grain barges; the schooner Ford River, from Charlotte, with coal;

The steamer Nepeewah is in the dry dock for repairs. Through running aground at Dickinson's Landing, on the St. Lawrence, she tore a hole in her bow. The Donnelly company successfully floated the disabled boat.

Swift's: steamer Toronto down and up yesterday; steamer Picton down yesterday; steamer Belleville up last evening; steamer Dundurn westbound; steamer Caspian from Charlotte; steamer Kingston down and up; steamer Aletha from bay ports today; steamer City of Montreal, west.

p.3 Yachting Matters - the syndicate eighteen-rater will be launched next Monday; sails being made by Oldrieve & Co.

p.4 The First Lighthouse - In 1803 the Canadian legislature passed an enactment arranging for a lighthouse upon the south western most point of a certain island called Isle Forest, situated about three leagues from the town of Kingston, in the midland district.

D.W. Smyth, in his Provincial Gazetteer, published in 1813, gives Isle Forest as "Isle au Foret, now called Gage Island by proclamation 10th July, 1792," and that "Gage Island lies off Kingston, in Lake Ontario, between Amherst Island and Wolfe Island."

Was this Snake Island?

From the fact that "great trees stood on Snake Island, is it not more than likely that this island is the "Isle au Foret" spoken of by Smyth? [Toronto Telegram]

p.5 No One Knows - what is to become of the Bavarian, raised last autumn (by William Lesslie) ?

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jul 1907