The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Aug 1907

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p.2 One of the Earliest - a regatta from sixty years ago, written by the late Dr. Barker (from an 1881 Whig).


The schooner Acacia will clear for Fairhaven, tonight, to load coal for Crawford's.

The steamer Van Allen cleared for Sodus, to take on a cargo of coal for Toronto.

The tug Katie will arrive at Richardson's today, from Montreal, with two light barges, will load, and clear for Montreal again.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared, from Collins Bay, for Charlotte, to load coal for Kingston. She made one trip to the bay with coal.

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

The steamyacht Say Then will be several weeks more in Davis' dry dock, undergoing repairs. The injuries she received in her first mishap and in toppling over after being docked, were very extensive. The yacht was well insured.

The loading of the schooner Ford River with feldspar was delayed, all yesterday afternoon, owing to the non-arrival of feldspar from the mines at Bedford. Work was resumed today, and it is expected that the vessel will be able to clear for Charlotte tonight.

M.T. Co.: The steamer John Crerar arrived from Duluth with 73,000 bushels of wheat; the steamer George G. Howe arrived from Chicago with 83,000 bushels of corn; the tug Emerson arrived from Montreal with three light barges, and cleared light for Port Dalhousie; the tug Thomson arrived from Montreal with three light barges, and cleared for Montreal with four barges.

The handsome gasoline yacht Onaway, owned by D.H. Freedman, of Albany, and W.W. Near, of Toronto, arrived in Kingston Friday afternoon, with its party, and leaves on a tour of the Thousand Islands. Captain Wilbur Griffith, of Oswego, well known in marine circles in Kingston, is in charge. The boat is eighty-five feet long, and is looked upon as the largest on the lakes run by gasoline. The Onaway travels twelve miles per hour, and rides through the storm just as well as some of the larger boats. The yacht was in Florida all winter, and will be kept busy on the lakes during the remainder of the summer by the owners.

Great Wharf Bustle.

The bustle on Swift & Co.'s wharf, yesterday afternoon, when the steamers Toronto, Caspian and Rideau King were landed, was terrible. At times passage was completely blocked with waggons and carriages, which had difficulty in getting clear after delivering their loads. Large as the wharf is, it is not adequate to the demands upon it.

p.4 The Canada Cup Races - the Adele's crew named; the annual cruise of the L.Y.R.A.

p.5 Collins Bay, Aug. 1st - The schooner Mary Ann Lydon arrived with coal for Clarke and Rankin.

p.6 Must Sink A Barge - John Donnelly, who is in charge of the operations in connection with the raising of the steamer Nevada, sunk at Farran's Point, down the St. Lawrence, is in the city today, to get an old barge to sink between the Nevada and the shore. When the actual raising of the Nevada was begun, it was seen that the current would carry her on the banks. In order to prevent this, Mr. Donnelly decided that he would have to sink an old barge alongside, and thus prevent the current from putting the Nevada on the beach. The raising of this steamer has proved one of the most difficult operations on the St. Lawrence, but the Donnelly company is equal to the task and will have the Nevada here next week.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Aug 1907