The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Aug 1907

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p.2 Race For the Trophy - another race for Bruce Carruther's trophy competed for by local fleet; course was around Snake Island and back, twice - won by Kathleen.



The schooner D. Freeman has cleared for Oswego.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins will clear for Oswego tonight.

The schooner Metzner is unloading coal from Sodus at Folger's.

The sloop Maggie L. arrived from bay ports with grain for Richardson's.

The schooners Tradewind and Cornelia arrived today from Sodus with coal for the cotton mill.

The steam yacht Geisha and fishing boats left, this morning, with a party of Americans for the Brothers.

The barge Granton, which was loaded with damaged grain from the steamer Nevada, has been unloaded.

Crawford's: The schooner Mary Ann Lydon will clear, today, for Charlotte; the schooner Acacia arrived from Oswego with coal.

The steam yacht Ecelwat took a large party to Wolfe Island today. The people spent the day at the island, returning to town at night.

Swift's: steamers City of Montreal down yesterday; Dundurn up yesterday; Kingston down and up today; Picton down today; Aletha from bay ports today.

The heavy fog, this morning, kept many of the steamers late in arriving. The steamer Kingston was an hour late. She lay outside the harbor for a while before venturing a landing.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Advance arrived from Fort William, with 43,000 bushels of wheat, and cleared for Port Dalhousie; the tug Thomson arrived from Montreal with three light barges, and cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; the tug Mary P. Hall arrived from Charlotte with two coal barges.

Just how long the steamer St. Lawrence will be laid up on account of the accident to her piston rod is a matter of uncertainty, although one of the company's agents said that two weeks of steady work would be required to get the boat running. Meanwhile, the New Island Wanderer is making the St. Lawrence's trips.

Gananoque, Aug. 19th - The coal schooner Theodore Voges is unloading a cargo at Taylor and Green's coal sheds. The schooner Briton with a load of coal from Oswego, pulled into the creek and anchored at the electric light company's wharf.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - It was rumored around town this morning that the steamer Kingston was ashore on the Four Mile shoal. The steamer was forced to use her whistle many times in entering the harbor this morning, and this led many people to believe that she was in trouble.

p.6 Reached Her Port - Belleville, Aug. 19th - The schooner Fleetwing, believed to be lost on Lake Ontario, having left Charlotte on Aug. 6th, has turned up safely at her destination, South Bay. Her captain had run into a small port where there was no telegraph communication.

The Pierrepont's Injuries - It was four o'clock, Sunday morning, before the Pierrepont arrived here from Cape Vincent, due to an accident to her machinery. The steamer left the Cape on regular time, but had not proceeded over a mile on her way, when her pump broke and she was forced to return. The break was repaired and at ten o'clock she made another try, and had reached the head of the island when again the boat broke down, and it was just twenty minutes of four when she reached here.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Aug 1907