The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jul 1907

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p.1 Gananoque - July 27th - the steamer Missisquoi ran an excursion to Clayton; coal schooner Theodore Voges cleared for Oswego.

p.2 Sailboat Ran Away - yacht Chiriyi beat other yachts and gasoline launches from Picton to Kingston; the Kingston yacht Kestrel sold to Watertown and renamed Vera.


The Toronto Will Be Much Lengthened.

The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's, last night, from Montreal.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins arrived from Oswego with coal for Sowards.

It is proposed to have a marine railway built at Toronto. It would be less expensive than a dry dock, and would meet all requirements.

The steambarge Kenirving, on her way from Smith's Falls to Oswego for coal, had to stay in Kingston over night, owing to the storm on the lake.

Friday night was quite rough on the lake. The schooner Acacia, when nearing Sodus, got into a severe gale, and had to put back to Kingston, and in the storm her main boom was smashed.

Swift's: steamer Toronto, down and up; steamer Rideau Queen up tonight; steamer Rideau King down from Ottawa; schooner Clara clears for Sodus, tonight; steamer Hamilton down last night; steamer Belleville up tonight.

The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company proposes to increase the length of the steamer Toronto about thirty feet and extend the cabin on the second deck, which will give the big steamer about forty new state rooms. The business done during the months of July and August is such that the company finds it necessary to do this work.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Flint arrived from Duluth with 50,000 bushels of wheat and barley; the steamer Fairmount, from Fort William, with 90,000 bushels of wheat, with consorts Melrose, 40,000 bushels, and Quebec, 65,000 bushels; the tug Bronson from Montreal with four light barges, cleared for Montreal with three grain-laden barges; the schooner Ford River, from Charlotte with coal.

"Men for the boats are very scarce at present," said Thomas H. Fleming, agent for the Seamen's Union, to a representative of the Whig, this morning. "Every sailor in Kingston is at work, and when there is a vacancy, it is a difficult matter to fill the place." The barge Ceylon, used for the heavy timber trade, has been delayed at Garden Island for the past few days for the want of men. The crew is shy six men, and Mr. Fleming has been unable to get men for the boat.

Had To Remove Vessel.

Harbor Master McCammon, on Friday night, had to remove a vessel which was lying in the channel, thereby disobeying the rules of the harbor. The schooner Acacia was the offender. Mr. McCammon secured a tug and went out and gave the necessary orders, which were promptly carried out. The vessels must not be within three hundred yards of the wharf, and not in line with any of the lights.

The Acacia returned last night from near Sodus, being unable to reach that port owing to the heavy sea, and intended staying out in the channel until this morning.



The steamyacht Idler, belonging to Col. O.G. Staples, Alexandria Bay, has been chartered to Cleveland parties.

Several weeks ago Deseronto was notified by the department of marine and fisheries that a contract had been let for the removal of the wreck of the schooner Dobie, a serious menace to navigation for three seasons. So far, apparently, nothing has been done toward the removal of the wreck, and it lies in the channel with its upper works covered by a few feet of water.

The Comanche and 3B engaged in a race down the river, and the latter boat was trounced three times. A keen rivalry has sprung up between the boats, and often have the owners striven to meet to settle the question of the fastest boat. The Comanche is owned by Howard Folger and the 3B by A.B. Tyler. The former crossed the 3B's bow three times, after which Mr. Tyler manfully acknowledged he was beaten and congratulated his conqueror.

p.6 Crescent The Winner - details of second race - a close one. (full column)

Deckhand Injured - Joseph Donnelly, a deckhand on the steamer Cayuga, which has been in the government dry dock, suffered a severe fall, while walking over the gangplank of the vessel last night......

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jul 1907