The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jul 1907

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In various places, by-laws exist requiring all motor boats to have mufflers so as to deaden the monotonous sound of their working. Nothing is more disagreeable than the noise made by motor boats without mufflers. Especially is this the case early in the morning when one is waked by put-puts. It's time Kingston had a by-law governing the nuisance. If yacht owners were considerate there would be no need of such legislation.

Another nuisance which still exists is the long and frequent and unnecessary blasts that some boats emit when approaching the Cataraqui swing bridge. This blowing is annoying. There are rules concerning steamboat whistling in the harbor, and they should be enforced by the harbor master.

Why The Season Is Slow.

General Manager E.E. Horsey, of the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario Navigation company, attributes the lack of travel to the Thousand Islands this year to the cold weather of June and to the exposition in the south. The travel on the boats has not been so large this July as last, but it is expected that the next six weeks will show up well. Among the Thousand Islands things are decidedly dull, but August is to be heard from. Mr. Horsey's company will have probably as good a year as last by the time Sept. 1st arrives, owing to the increased accommodation on the steamer Caspian, which can carry more tourists.

Marine Notes.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon is at Crawford's with coal.

The M.T. company's tug Jessie Hall was in the dry dock today.

The schooner Ford River cleared from Richardson's, with feldspar for Charlotte.

The steamer Alexandria called at Folger's wharf last evening, on her way to Charlotte.

M.T. Co's: The tug Hall and three barges from Montreal, clearing with four grain laden barges for the same port.

Swift's: steamer Hamilton down last night; steamer Belleville up; steamer Kingston down and up today; steamer North King from Charlotte; steamer Rideau Queen from Ottawa tonight.

THE 18-RATER CLASS - will be the yacht developed by the foot of the lake clubs.

Named The Crescent - the 18-rater belonging to the Crescent Yacht Club of Watertown, N.Y.; challenge cup described.

Kathleen Will Be Ready - mast will be replaced in time for races next week.

Refused To Board - picnicers at Long Island Park thought steamer America was overcrowded; she left with 528 passengers, allowed to carry 600.

p.3 Gananoque, July 20th - The coal schooners Theodore Voges and Briton cleared for Oswego last evening. This last trip of the Voges was a very quick one. Leaving here on Saturday last she had her cargo here Tuesday.

p.6 Where Is The Albani? - stole away at night, leaving claims unpaid.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jul 1907