The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jul 1907

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p.2 Yacht Kathleen Launched - (full column)


Richardson's: steamer Turret Chief from Fort William, with wheat.

Crawford's: steamers Navajo and Midland Queen are transferring light house supplies; steamer Missisquoi from Rockport this afternoon.

The charges laid by Capt. Visger against Messrs. Moulther and Chestnut, the U.S. steamboat inspectors at Oswego, N.Y., have not been sustained on investigation.

M.T. Co.: tug Glide with three barges from Montreal, clearing again with three grain laden barges; tug Hall and two barges from Montreal; steamer Howe cleared for Chicago.

J.B. Crouse, Clayton, owner of the yacht What Next, interviewed a law firm, here, in regard to taking action against the owners of the sloop Laura D., for recovery of damages in connection with the sinking of the launch.

Swift's: steamer Toronto down and up; steamer North King from Charlotte; steamer Picton up tonight; steamer Rideau Queen from Ottawa tonight; steamer Dundurn east yesterday; schooner Clara from Sodus with coal.

Travelling Passenger Agent Chaffee, of the R. & O. N. Co., announces that the company is building a sister ship to the new Rapids King, to take care of the heavy traffic down the rapids. The new boat will be similar in every respect to the King, and will be christened the Rapids Queen, with ceremonial rites.

Calamities of the Past - brief references to Ocean Wave on April 20th, 1853, and Inkerman on May 29th, 1857.

Given Cordial Greeting - Capt. Thomas Donnelly was cordially welcomed at the Oddfellows' Relief Association meeting, yesterday, this being his first public appearance for some months. The Oddfellows were delighted to see their old comrade after his severe illness, and hoped that he would continue to improve in health. When the captain entered the Granite lodge hall, he was warmly applauded, and the president gave him a formal welcome.

p.5 Designers of Yachts - George Owen, who designed the sailing yacht Kathleen, also designed the Whirl of Toronto, the Chiriya and Thistle of Kingston, and the Heather of Kingston. Hugh Weir, of Hamilton, designed the Verona and Kestrel.

p.8 Big Wheat Cargo - Thorold, July 17th - The steamer Glenmount, of the Montreal Transportation company's fleet, paid its first visit to the Welland canal a day or two ago, passing down with its huge cargo of wheat from Fort William for Kingston. The cargo consisted of 97,000 bushels, which required lighterage of 23,000 bushels in order to get through the canal. The fact alone that the water was high made it possible for the big carrier to get into Colborne harbor. She was drawing sixteen and one-half feet.


Port Hope, July 18th - The barge J.C. Mills, chartered by the Reid Wrecking company, Sarnia, to raise the sunken government dredge, Sir Wilfred, arrived in Port Hope early on Saturday morning last and commenced operations on the following Monday morning. Fourteen men, including two divers, are engaged at the work, which can be carried on only in calm weather. The dredge lies in about seventy feet of water on the honeycombed rock bottom. The spuds which are twelve feet below the surface of the water, may be clearly seen. The divers report that the crane has broken off and much of the wood work has been washed away.

Persons who have visited the place, where the sunken dredge lies, report having seen on the bottom of the lake the wreck of a schooner. She is supposed to be the Emerald, 700 tons burden, which disappeared in November, 1903, while bound from Fairhaven with a cargo of coal for Toronto.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jul 1907