The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Aug 1907

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p.1 Yacht Vs. Machine - Seneca is a machine and can't be beaten; the first Canada cup under the new yachting rules; Canada cup contests - a list of first five contests with details of each.



There May Be A New Steamboat Line.

The tug Loretta has commenced dredge work on the Rideau.

The steamer Aletha took nearly a hundred passengers to Ogdensburg this morning.

The steamer Missisquoi made its regular trip up the river to Kingston today.

The dredge Sir Richard has resumed duty, after having been laid up, having her crane repaired.

The schooner Charlie Marshall has cleared from the penitentiary for Oswego to load coal.

Richardson's: The steamer Wahcondah cleared for Fort William; the steamer Phoenix arrived from Chicago with 55,000 bushels of corn.

Swift's: steamers Hamilton up tonight; Picton down tomorrow; steamyacht Castanet up today; steamer Kingston down and up today; steamer North King down and up today.

M.T. Co.: The tug Thomson arrived from Montreal with four light barges, and cleared for Montreal with three grain-laden barges; the steamer Coruna arrived from Fort William with 50,000 bushels of wheat.

There is talk in steamboat circles of a new line between Alexandria Bay and Buffalo. The Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company has long looked upon the scene with favor and may carry the matter through. Travelling Passenger Agent Canvin denies any knowledge of the company's plans but says that such may be their intention.

It was with surprise that Morrisburg citizens learned that the popular ferry boat Valeria had been sold to a party in Montreal. She will be run between Sorel and Mouche a Feu, a summer resort. Capt. Thomas Fitzpatrick delivered her to the new owner, Ben. Crepeau, at Montreal.

The work of raising the dredge Sir Wilfred is not progressing very rapidly. During the first operation a week or more ago the dredge was raised eighteen inches and brought just about four miles. Since then, however, the men have been unable to make any progress, the chains breaking on every attempt to raise her. The work at the present time is at a standstill.

Since yesterday morning the government dry dock gate has been undergoing repairs. The gate had been moved out to locate an obstruction and the passage into which it ran was thoroughly cleaned out. The rollers on which it operated were also gone carefully over. Some mason work has also been done around the sides. It is expected that the work will be completed this evening. No vessel has been in the dock since Saturday, and the lull, after such a busy season was taken advantage of.

Not Fit To Handle - Inspector McNeil stopped the men working on the steamer Nevada today. The grain in the steamer's hold is in such a state that it cannot be unloaded, the smell is terrible and the cargo is full of maggots. The steamer will likely take her cargo up the lake again. Richardson Bros. have a drying kiln, but the grain was in no shape to be recieved.

p.8 The Third of Series - Rochester, Aug. 13th - Seneca wins third race and the series.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Aug 1907