The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1907

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p.2 The Yacht Kathleen - The Kathleen, which was defeated by the Watertown eighteen-rater Crescent, in the cup races, by a small margin, is only now rounding into sailing trim. Her spar is working well, and her skipper, Lieut.-Col. Strange, is getting everything possible out of the boat. The Kathleen shows up well in all kinds of weather, and is also a good drifter. When she meets the Crescent on Labor day in the races at Chaumont Bay, the Kingston yachtsmen are confident that she will show her heels to the Yankee boat. The Crescent is a fine craft, speedy and well-sailed, but the Kathleen looks to be a little better boat. The Labor day contest will tell.


The schooner Dundee, loaded with stone for Toronto, cleared from the penitentiary.

The gasoline launch What Next, that was sunk here a week or so ago, came up from Alexandria Bay last night. The yacht has been overhauled and is now running as fast as ever.

M.T. Co.: The tug Mary arrived from Montreal with two barges, and cleared for Montreal with two grain laden barges; the steamer Rosemount will arrive from Fort William, Sunday, with wheat.

Swift's: steamer Belleville up; steamer Rideau Queen from Ottawa tonight; steamer Rideau King for Ottawa this morning; steamer Hamilton east last night; steamer Toronto down and up today; steamer North King down and up today.

The steamer Nevada, which ran aground near Farran's Point, was towed to Kingston last night, by the steamer Donnelly, and will go into the government dry dock at once. Lashed to the steamer was the schooner Grantham, loaded with 6,000 bushels of damaged grain, taken from the Nevada.

Work on the removal of the wreck of the schooner Dobie from the channel at Deseronto is being pushed as rapidly as possible by the Midland Towing and Wrecking company, who have the contract. A gang of eight or ten men are at work stripping the hull of everything of value prior to the final act of demolition. Two divers are at work, taking turns at the under-current task. So far they have secured a donkey engine and boiler, windlass, chain, anchor, etc. It is the idea to blow away the vessel piece by piece, so as to avoid the heavy explosion which would occur were a charge of dynamite heavy enough to blow the boat to smithereens used.

p.6 Matter Arranged - Rochester, Aug. 10th - Complication that threatened to result in the forfeiture of Canada's cup to the Royal Canadian Yacht Club arose yesterday afternoon, and only after a conference of Canadian and American yachtsmen, that lasted until after ten o'clock last night, was the matter amicably settled. The Royal Canadian Yacht Club officials insisted, as they had a right to do, that the Rochester Yacht Club produce Designer Herschoff's design of the centreboard, that the boat's displacement might be figured. This the local club was unable to do and, after arguments and suggestions had been exchanged for three hours, Oliver Cromwell, of the New York Yacht Club, the neutral judge for the races suggested that the only way out of the mix-up would be to weigh the defender. This was accepted by the Canadians and the Seneca was hauled out early this morning and weighed on the scales at the plant of the Charlotte Blast Furnace.

Referee Owen said, last night, that he was certain that, with slight alterations, the defender would qualify. In view of the hauling out and weighing of the Seneca, the start of today's race was delayed until this afternoon.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1907