The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Aug 1907

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The steamer Varuna came up from Thousand Island Park, this morning, with quite a large number of passengers.

The steamer America made a record run to Alexandria Bay on Saturday afternoon, covering the distance easily under three hours.

The steamer Strathcona has arrived from Fort William, with 75,000 bushels of wheat, for Richardson's. Capt. Samuel Irving, formerly of the M.T. company, is in charge.

The schooner yacht Harbinger, of Rochester, N.Y., is here to have a gasoline engine installed by the Davis company. She brought a party over with her, and a steamyacht in tow.

The amount of grain that has come to the Kingston elevators to date is nearer eight million bushels than seven. The M.T. company elevator alone has handled over six million bushels.

The schooner Dundee, sailed by Capt. Hugh Kelly, one of the oldest mariners on the lakes, is here to load stone for Adamson & Son, Toronto. The stone is taken from the penitentiary.

The tug Shanley, which has been engaged with a dredge on the Rideau river for some years, was in Kingston today, awaiting orders. She is to be replaced by a new tug, which will arrive from Toronto.

Swift's: steamer Toronto down and up yesterday; steamer Caspian from Charlotte yesterday; steamer Rideau Queen for Ottawa this morning; steamer City of Montreal east yesterday; steamer Dundurn west; steamer Capt. Visger from Clayton today.

The steamers Toronto and Caspian had a pretty race up the harbor, yesterday afternoon. Both started under full steam at the same time, and ran side by side till the Toronto turned southward. The old Caspian was pressed to her utmost and held on to the Toronto in the spurt, not losing a foot.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Omaha arrived from Duluth, with 47,000 bushels of wheat; the steamer Advance, from Montreal, on her way to Fort William; the tug Emerson from Port Dalhousie with light barge; the tug Mary P. Hall, from Montreal, light, cleared for Montreal with two grain barges; the tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with four grain barges.

The Donnelly Wrecking company purchased the old barge Senator from the M.T. company, on Saturday, to use in sinking alongside the steamer Nevada, sunk at Farran's Point. The Senator was in the marine graveyard here. It was taken to the scene of the wrecking operations on Saturday night. The barge will be filled with stone and then sunk. It may be allowed to remain, as it will not impede navigation.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Aug 1907